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Extraordinarily aggressive tactics sanctioned by the council

Alison TealMembers of Sheffield Tree Action Groups and concerned residents are appalled by the extraordinarily aggressive tactics sanctioned by the council, waking people in the early hours to carry out their environmental vandalism. This show of contempt for community opinion deserves to be rebuffed at the highest level of government. The campaign to protect street trees will not end here, in fact, it is likely to be greatly invigorated. Felling trees to reduce maintenance costs and maximise profit flies in the face of the council-stated Green Commission objectives.

Alison Teal

Councillor for Nether Edge & Sharrow

Related events and further reading

Save Sheffield Trees Mass Meet up this Saturday Nov 26th at 12 noon Endcliffe Park

Join Natalie Bennett at the rally outside Sheffield Magistrates Court for the trial of Simon Crump and Calvin Payne, the first people to be arrested under Trade Union legislation for peacefully standing under a tree. 9am Thursday December 1st

Guardian article
A dawn raid, dissenters silenced: is this a war on trees?

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Topics: Alison Teal, City Wide, Civil Liberties, Council, Ecclesall, Environment, Featured, Nether Edge and Sharrow, trees