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Save Nether Edge Trees Public Meeting – 29th January 2018

The next Save Nether Edge Trees public meeting will be held on Monday 29th January at 8.00pm.

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

The meeting will include a presentation by local ornithologist Jim Clarke on the resident bird population and how we can help protect their habitat from the felling crews.

All supporters welcome. Look forward to seeing many of you there.

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

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STAG Responds to Amey Propaganda

Sheffield Tree Action Groups (STAG) have released a video responding to the Sheffield Council’s / Amey’s recent propaganda.

“Whatever your views on the Street Trees issue in Sheffield, the way things are being handled by the council, their contractor Amey and the police are extremely questionable. This is a huge issue about governance in the city, especially in relation to the PFI contract and especially in light of the collapse of another PFI provider – Carillion – this week. We urge everyone to do a little research into the matter, we did and we are alarmed at how this whole thing has been handled by those supposed to be looking after our best interests.” 

Please share as widely as possible.

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The Night-time Raids Continue

This morning (12 Jan 2018), residents of St Ronan’s Road woke to find the healthy Ash tree on the junction with Steade Road had been butchered by council contractors during the night.

The raid is the latest in Amey and their subcontractor Acorn outragous pre-dawn raids on the city’s healthy street trees to be carried out despite Bryan Lodge’s assurances, after the Rustings Road incident, that “no work will begin before 7am”.

Before Christmas, there was anger on Abbeydale Park Rise when council contractors turned up at 4:15am to cut branches from street trees which had been decorated with charity Christmas lights. They arborists then sawed through the cable powering the lights, which this year was raising money for St Luke’s Hospice.

Reportedly more recent raids have involved arborists “oversailing” (trespassing) private property under the cover of darkness and cutting down branches whilst directly over parked cars (see video below), in contempt of UK law.

Read Professor Jennifer Saul’s excellent article on Amey’s flouting of UK law.

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Reminder: Save Nether Edge Trees Public Meeting Tonight

Just a reminder that the last Save Nether Edge Trees public meeting of 2017 will be held Tonight at 8.00pm.

Location is the upstairs room at the Banner Cross Pub, 971 Ecclesall Road.

The main theme of the meeting will be a celebration of the community spirit, collaborative energy, and huge effort that so many people have contributed to over the course of the last 12 months and more.

All supporters welcome. Look forward to seeing many of you there.

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

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Save Nether Edge Trees Public Meeting – 18th December 2017

The next Save Nether Edge Trees public meeting will be held on Monday 18th December at 8.00pm. This will be the last Public Meeting of 2017.

Location is the upstairs room at the Banner Cross Pub, 971 Ecclesall Road.

The main theme of the meeting will be a celebration of the community spirit, collaborative energy, and huge effort that so many people have contributed to over the course of the last 12 months and more.

All supporters welcome. Look forward to seeing many of you there.

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

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‘Fallen Boys, Standing Trees’ Exhibition

There is still time to attend the Street Tree Art group’s (START) exhibition. Featuring works of art created by members of the public as well as professional artist Dan Llywelyn Hall.

The exhibition is running until Sunday 3rd December at Yellow Arch Studios.

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Save Nether Edge Trees Public Meeting – 27th November 2017

The next Save Nether Edge Trees public meeting will be held on Monday 27th November at 8.00pm.

Location is the upstairs room at the Banner Cross Pub, 971 Ecclesall Road.

All supporters welcome.

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

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