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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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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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Injunction Trial Result Summary

In October Sheffield council decided to take prominent tree campaigners Calvin Payne and Councillor Alison Teal to court again.

The council alleged that they had broken the injunction forbidding peacefully protesting against the felling of healthy street trees. 

The trial began on Friday 27th October and sentencing was carried out on Friday 3rd November.

Alison Teal

Alison has been fastidious in respecting the terms of the injunction, and as such the evidence against her was weak. The judge decided she had not breached the order and the case against her was dismissed on the opening day of the trial.

Calvin Payne

Calvin was found guilty of breaching the injunction. This consisted of one count of encouraging others to breach the injunction by posting on Facebook, as well as two other counts of preventing the felling of healthy street trees by standing within the safety zone.
He has been given a 3 month suspended sentence, and ordered to pay £16,000 in costs.

“I apologise to the judge for being caught up in this and I have no contempt for the judge or the court but I do for the policy that we are fighting and I’m not ashamed or retracting my actions.”

“I’m slightly relieved to be here. As you could hear in there, it was a close run thing. Whatever happens here today, the issue won’t have gone away.”

Calvin Payne
 

 
For further information, please see the media links for the 3rd November, provided on our campaign timeline.

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Save Nether Edge Trees Public Meeting – 30th October 2017

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

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

Agenda

The outcome and implications of Friday’s court case.
Current initiatives.
How you can do more to support the ongoing campaign.
All supporters welcome.

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

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Trees of Steel Procession – Saturday 21st October 2017

Sheffield Tree Action Groups invites you to gather on Devonshire Green this Saturday 21st October, for a rally celebrating Sheffield’s urban forest and show our appreciation for everyone who continues to defend our beautiful trees.

“Let’s make our voice the biggest, loudest, clearest it’s ever been for Sheffield City Council to hear”
Event Schedule
12 noon – Devonshire Green meet up
12.15 – Procession to Barker’s Pool
12.30 – Rally at City Hall

For full event details click here.

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Michael Gove intervenes in “bonkers” Fellings

The environment secretary, Michael Gove, visited Sheffield on Wednesday, hoping for a “decent conversation” with Sheffield Council about its felling of healthy street trees, which he has described as “bonkers”.

“The idea that because tree roots might potentially cause a kerbstone here to be slightly out of alignment or might theoretically pose a risk to someone’s mobility and therefore that justifies felling trees that have been here for generations is bonkers.”
In addition to talks with the council, he also met with green party councilor, Alison Teal, and other prominent members of the campaign.

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Reminder: Save Nether Edge Trees Public Meeting Tonight!

The Save Nether Edge Trees public meeting will be held tonight at 8.00pm.

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

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

All supporters welcome

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