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!
If you have found this information useful then please consider helping us protect your trees, by donating some money to the legal fund.