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Amey Tree Inspections Commence

From Tuesday the 15th, Amey are to start their onsite assessment/investigation of the 45 trees that the Council agreed to re-investigate, as part of it’s new proposal. 

The joint tree inspections agreed to in the recent mediated talks are due to start next week, and we really need supporters to come along bare witness in a calm and peaceful manner.

Let us show the council that support for the campaign hasn’t gone away during the pause in felling, and that their conduct is being watched. The council must be shown that any attempt to fell healthy trees, would still draw mass gatherings of supporters, and much negative publicity. 

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Reminder: Save Nether Edge Trees Supporters’ Meeting – 7th January 2019

The next Save Nether Edge Trees public meeting will be held on Monday 7th January 2019 at 8.00pm.

The is your chance to discuss the council’s proposal.

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.

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Save Nether Edge Trees Supporters’ Meeting – 7th January 2019

The next Save Nether Edge Trees public meeting will be held on Monday 7th January 2019 at 8.00pm.

The is your chance to discuss the council’s proposal.

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.

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Mediated Talks Proposal Released

Following the recent talks between Sheffield Council and Sheffield Tree Action Groups (STAG) representatives, the council has released a formal proposal, which consists of a revised list of trees they still believe need to be felled.

Of the 305 threatened street trees not yet fell, 57% of them are still marked for the chop.

27% will be indefinitely retained. 
(saved)
16% are likely to be retained, subject to some final joint review. 
(probably saved)
20% are still due to be felled during 2019, subject to final review. 
(likely to be felled imminently)
37% are still be felled in a phased approach, over the period of 2020 to 2028. Again, subject to final review. 
(likely to felled in the future)

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War Memorial Trees Saved!

Good news! As a result of STAG’s negotiations with Sheffield Council, 32 of the 35 threatened War Memorial Trees have been saved.  

“In this, the week of Remembrance Day, I am confirming that we have developed a plan to retain 32 of the 35 war memorial trees that were originally earmarked for replacement.”

Councillor Lewis Dagnall

The remaining three, which are reportedly too diseased to retain, are currently being independently investigated.

The talks with the council are still ongoing, but the negotiating team requested that the news be announced prior to Armistice Day on the 11th November.

Read the councils release here.

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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.

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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.

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