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Tree felling set to start again in Sheffield

Tree felling is set to resume in Sheffield, with campaigners objecting to the scheme warned that unlawful behaviour will not be tolerated. Felling was halted last month following an escalation of incidents involving protesters objecting to the controversial scheme, which … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Sheffield tree protester submits legal costs offer to council after breaching injunction

A Sheffield tree campaigner who owes Sheffield Council £16,000 after three times breaching an injunction stopping people from protesting inside safety zones says the “ball is in their court” after making them a formal payment offer. Calvin Payne was due … Continue reading

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REVEALED: Sheffield residents lodge more than 6000 complaints around tree felling, waste management and other gripes

Fed-up residents complained more than 6000 times on a wide range of issues including tree felling, dog fouling and waste management in less than three years, The Star can reveal. Complaints to do with Sheffield Council’s Streets Ahead scheme – … Continue reading

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Sheffield tree-felling work paused after violent clashes

Tree-felling has been paused in the wake of violent clashes between workers and protesters in Sheffield. Council contractor Amey said work at Meersbrook Park Road would be paused for a “few days” to re-evaluate the safety of its stewards. Police … Continue reading

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Sheffield tree campaigners believe new evidence shows controversial PFI contract could be ended for free

Tree campaigners in Sheffield believe the city council may be able to terminate a controversial PFI contract linked to the felling of thousands of street trees free of charge. In December, it was revealed that council leader Julie Dore had … Continue reading

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Sheffield tree protesters will be removed using ‘reasonable force’

Campaigners protesting against tree-felling in Sheffield will be physically removed if they enter “safety zones”, officials have said. Sheffield City Council contractor Amey said “specially-trained stewards” would remove anyone who wilfully obstructed the work. The firm is removing damaged trees … Continue reading

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Man arrested for allegedly attacking police officer during Sheffield tree felling protest

A man has been arrested today for allegedly attacking a police officer during a protest over tree felling on a Sheffield street. Tempers reportedly flared between a group of protesters and police in Meersbrook Park Road, Meersbrook, at 12.20pm. A … Continue reading

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