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Let’s Hear It For The Trees! Benefit Gig

Following the success of the Get Off Our Tree gig at Sheffield City Hall last month, another benefit gig has been organised. 

The Let’s Hear It For The Trees event is to be held at the Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road.

Acts announced so far include:

Nancy Kerr who was crowned BBC’s “Folk Singer Of The Year” in 2015
Edwina Hayes who The Guardian called a “Haunting honeyed solo songwriter.”
The Hut People
Banjo Jen
Date:          22nd April 2018
Time:         Doors 18:30, Start: 19:00 
Location:  Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road.
For further details and ticket click here

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Save Nether Edge Trees Supporters’ Meeting – 9th April 2018

The next Save Nether Edge Trees public meeting will be held on Monday 9th April at 8.00pm.

Please note the change of location: The Terrace Rooms of the Kenwood Hall Hotel, Kenwood Road, Nether Edge. 

We have no idea whether the current pause in felling will turn into something more permanent. However we need to be prepared for the possibility of negotiations with Sheffield Council and Amey.

So far the agenda includes:

How any negotiations might be conducted.
What we want to achieve from them. 
Save Nether Edge Trees is just one of the local street tree action groups in the city, all of which are in the process of engaging with their supporters about this topic. The aim is to achieve a consensus that represents the majority of views in both our local area and across the city.

Hope to see plenty of you there.

Please arrive by 7.45pm for a prompt start at 8.00pm.

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City Hall Rally – Saturday 7th April

A rally is to be held outside Sheffield City Hall next Saturday (7th April). The event, organised by Dave Dillner founder of STAG, will commence with a march around town before finishing back at the City Hall for speeches.

Speakers will include experts in arboricultural, environmental and ecological matters, as well as people from the world of entertainment, including Sheffield’s very own Jarvis Cocker.

Event:       Get Off My Tree
Date:         Saturday 7th April
Time:        9.45am
Location: Sheffield City Hall (Outside)

With the council announcing a pause in felling, and the elections coming up (coincidence?), this is a great opportunity to show the council that you oppose the felling of our healthy street trees. In addition, let’s show the world that despite the violence and intimidatory tactics being used against protesters, we remain a peaceful campaign.

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Council Pause Tree Felling Again

Sheffield Council has once again paused the tree felling program after yet more criticism.

Secretary of State, Michael Gove has again condemned the councils actions as “environmental vandalism”, saying that he will do “anything required” to help end the felling.

In recent weeks more and more Labour MPs have called for the council to sit down and talk to campaigners. Now Sue Hayman, the Labour Shadow Environment Secretary, has offered to mediate, reportedly with the support of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

For further details click here.

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BBC Release Sheffield Tree Film

For the last few weeks, Dino Sofos, a BBC investigative journalist has been focusing on the campaign. The resultant video is well worth a view.

 

 
Many thanks to Dino for spending time with campaigners on the streets, and for helping to keep national media attention on our campaign.

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Save Nether Edge Trees Supporters’ Meeting – 26th March 2018

The next Save Nether Edge Trees public meeting will be held on Monday 26th March at 8.00pm.

As usual the location is the upstairs room at the Banner Cross Pub, 971 Ecclesall Road.

So far the agenda includes:

Ideas about how to get younger residents involved in the campaign
The People’s Audit
Discussion about the next full Council meeting
Brief talk by Alison Teal
Small group project around the 8th May local election
Please get in touch, using our contact form, if there is anything you would like to discuss or present. Hope to see plenty of you there.

Please arrive by 7.45pm for a prompt start at 8.00pm.

Many thanks for your continued support

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Who Defends The Tree Defenders?

Sadly we are all too aware of how little attention Sheffield Council have paid to the environmental concerns of its citizens, and we have all witnessed the ferocity with which it has gone after those that dare oppose its plans in court. Some have been arrested, many have been intimidated. And in August 2017, the council obtained an injunction specifically designed to the right to legally protest beneath healthy threatened street trees.

But despite all this there have always been some who were willing to go that extra mile and stand up for what they believe, no matter the consequences to themselves. Calvin Payne and Alastair Wright are two such people. Both of whom have been ordered to pay Sheffield Council a vast sum of money, totaling £27,000, for breaking the injunction.

Now the campaign group ‘Stump Up Sheffield’ have started a crowdfunder, to help these selfless men shoulder the “costs” forced upon them by the council. Costs due mostly to unnecessarily pricey £16,000 a day lawyer hired by the council to intimidate protesters.

So please. I ask you all. Click the crowdfunder link. Watch the video and give whatever you can afford.

Who defends the tree defenders? We do!

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/stump-up-sheffield/

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