Gove accuses councils of vandalism over tree felling

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Councils are committing “environmental vandalism” by felling thousands of trees unnecessarily, Michael Gove said yesterday. The environment secretary said that Britain’s forests were already “pathetically small” compared with the rest of Europe. He added that the problem was getting worse … Continue reading

Sheffield Council ‘would consider ending PFI contract after tree furore’

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SHEFFIELD Council leader Julie Dore has indicated the authority is considering ending the highly-controversial PFI highways deal which has involved the felling of thousands of street trees in the city. A source said Dore told a private meeting of Labour … Continue reading