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Save Nether Edge Trees Supporters’ Meeting – 25th June 2018

The next Save Nether Edge Trees public meeting will be held on Monday 25th June at 8.00pm.

It is expected that Counselor Lewis Dagnall, the new Cabinet Member for Environment, will be attending. So give some thought to some constructive questions you could put to him. 

Please note the change of 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

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Court Case Summary and Comments

Last week Sheffield Council brought another case against four campaigners, who they allege had breached the injunction.

Though the outcome of the case is still not fully confirmed, here is a brief summary of significant information to come out of the court case, and what it may mean for the future of the campaign. 

The barrister acting on behalf of Sheffield Council confirmed that Counselor Julie Dore had signed off on the court case, despite Counselor Lewis Dagnall saying publicly that the decision was solely the decision of officials, and that Councillors had no say in whether the cases were brought to court.

It appears that specific type of tactics campaigners have used to delay felling remain outside the terms of the injunction and able to continue to be used.

Two of the four accused were given suspended custodial sentences, the third was found guilty but with no sentence, and the the judge is still considering his decision on the fourth person.

The question of how much of the Council’s application for costs should be awarded against campaigners is still to be decided .

Over £4,800 has so far been raised via a crowdfunder setup to help cover court costs.
Clearly the outcome of the case isn’t good for the three individuals found guilty of breaching an injunction, and potentially significant costs may yet be awarded. But on the bright side, all three have avoided being imprisoned. 

Though many fear that felling will commence immediately, it is likely that the pause in felling will continue for many more weeks yet. Word has it that Amey is still finalising its detailed proposal to save more trees. Which once submitted, will still need to go through Council Officers, the Labour Cabinet and the wider Labour Party, before hopefully being proposed to the campaign as a solution.

In the meantime, please continue to support the campaign in any way you can. Donate to the crowdfunder, or attend a supporters meeting. 

It is hoped that Counselor Lewis Dagnall, the new Cabinet Member for Environment, will be at the next Save Nether Edge Trees supporters meeting, though this is yet to be confirmed.

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New Injunction Court Cases

Sadly, Sheffield Council are once again bringing court cases against tree campaigners who it claims have breached the terms of the injunction. Individual campaigners may face heavy court costs, should the council be successful.

Once again there is a crowdfunder to help cover legal costs.

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/sheffield-street-trees-legal-fund-2018-3
Please give generously.

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Save Nether Edge Trees Supporters’ Meeting – 4th June 2018

The next Save Nether Edge Trees public meeting will be held on Monday 4th June at 8.00pm.

It is back at, the normal location, the upstairs room at the Banner Cross Pub, 971 Ecclesall Road.

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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The Greens Win In Nether Edge!

Congratulations to Alison Teal, the Nether Edge Green Councillor and prominent tree campaigner, for retaining her seat and increasing her majority by 1393 votes.

“Labour Councillors have previously claimed they have the democratic mandate for their disastrous plan to fell 17,500 trees. They cannot claim this after today.“
Paul Brooke – Co-Chair STAG Steering Group

The Labour run council also lost a total of four seats to other parties:

Broomhill and Sharrow Vale (Green Party)
City (Green Party)
Crookes and Crosspool (Liberal Democrats)
West Ecclesfield (Liberal Democrats)
See here for all results as they are announced.

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

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

Hope to see plenty of you there.

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

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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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