The defendants in the Sheffield tree felling protest injunction court case, have decided not to appeal the August 15th judgement.
Green Party Cllr Alison Teal, one of the 3 defendants, comments:
“We have all chosen not to appeal after taking advice from our legal representatives. I’m disappointed that the council refused the offer of Advanced Dispute Resolution to resolve this. Instead they chose the expensive and aggressive approach of a High Court injunction. They had many months to prepare to go to court. We only had a few days.
I will continue to work with STAG colleagues to seek genuine dialogue with the council to prevent the loss of the vital environmental benefits provided by healthy mature trees. The campaign will continue to use peaceful and lawful means to limit felling.
We really appreciate the ongoing support of thousands of people within this campaign, including those who have donated to the legal fund. Dave, Calvin and myself are grateful to Howells Solicitors for their expertise and exceptionally generous support. I also appreciate the support of Sheffield Green Party colleagues, from members across the country and the messages of support from Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley.”