Save Nether Edge Trees Supporters’ Meeting – 29th October 2018

The next Save Nether Edge Trees public meeting will be held on Monday 29th October 2018 at 8.00pm.

Please note the location
Terrace Room, Kenwood Hall Hotel, Kenwood Road, Nether Edge.

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

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

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Mediated Talks With The Council

It is now 7 months since a health street tree has been felled in Sheffield. Over the subsequent months the campaign has been engaged with Sheffield council, hoping to find an amicable solution to the mess our city has found itself in with regard to it’s street trees.

Eventually the council agreed to enter into mediated talks with representatives from the campaign. But with only three days of talks having been scheduled. Many people have assumed that an an agreement has to reached by the end of the third day, and are worried about what that might mean for the campaign.

Save Nether Edge Trees member Paul Selby, had this to say.

“There is no deadline. Some progress was made in some areas on the first two days, and we hope to make further progress on the 23rd. But we are unlikely to have resolved everything by the end…, so there may well be (an) agreement to have further days of talks.

Another confusion seems to be around whether the campaign representatives will sign off a “deal” …without consulting wider (with) campaigners. This absolutely is not the case. We have all been absolutely clear with the Council, that all we can do is advise them on what we believe the majority of campaigners will find acceptable, based upon the various consultation we have done… No “deal” will be done with the Council behind campaigners backs.”


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

 

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Save Nether Edge Trees Supporters’ Meeting – 24th September 2018

The next Save Nether Edge Trees public meeting will be held on Monday 24th September 2018 at 8.00pm.

Please note the location
Terrace Room, Kenwood Hall Hotel, Kenwood Road, Nether Edge.

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

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

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Sheffield People’s Petition

Many of us have been outraged by Sheffield Council’s plans for the city’s street trees, and appalled by it’s handling of the resultant protests.

The council currently operates using a ‘Strong Leader Model’. This means that many important decisions are made behind close doors, by just the council leader and the nine members of the cabinet, with the remaining councillors have no input. This effectively means that it is highly likely that your elected representative, and by extension you, have no voice on many important issues, including those affecting our environment.

Today the ‘It’s Our City’ campaign group have launched the ‘Sheffield Peoples Petition’. If just 5% of Sheffield residents sign, it will trigger a referendum on how our city council is run, and possibly force the council to adopt a more democratic governance model. One based on greater accountability and transparency.

“We, the undersigned, being local government electors for the area of Sheffield City Council, to whom this petition is addressed, seek a referendum on whether the council should be run in a different way by one or more committees made up of elected councillors.” – It’s Our City

I urge all Sheffield residents to sign the petition. This is an great opportunity to change and influence the way our city is run, in a way that goes way beyond the issue of street trees.

Please visit the petition at https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/sheffield-peoples-petition.


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

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Save Nether Edge Trees Supporters’ Meeting – 27th August 2018

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

Please note the location
Terrace Room, Kenwood Hall Hotel, Kenwood Road, Nether Edge.

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

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

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Save Nether Edge Trees Supporters’ Meeting – 30th July 2018

The next Save Nether Edge Trees public meeting will be held on Monday 30th July at 8.00pm.

Please note the location
Kenwood Hall Hotel, Kenwood Road, Nether Edge.

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

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

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The New Injunction – What You Need To Know

The currently injunction against the prevention of tree fellings by direct peaceful protest, was due to expire in 25th July 2018.

Sheffield Council applied to revise and extend the injunction for a further 3 years.

Thirteen tree campaigners were sent letters informing them of the new injunction, and implying further legal action would be taken against them unless they signed a document saying that they agreed to abide by the new terms. None of them signed. At the injunction hearing on Thursday 12th July, Judge Robinson stated that the thirteen “were eminently justified in not signing”.

For a more in depth report on the injunction hearing see here.

Ultimately, the council failed to bully campaigners, and were only granted an extra 18 months, rather than the 3 years they had requested. However the injunction was amended in one crucial way. Protesting by standing beside a wall or fence (Geckoing), is now Prohibited.

For a full description of what protesters can and cannot legally do under the terms of the new injunction, see Paul Brooke’s summary here.

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