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35 minutes ago, sadbrewer said:

The content of the article includes the following:

"He estimated it would cost Amey - who were contracted to improve the conditions of Sheffield's streets over 25 years - £2,000 for every tree they failed to fell and calculated the bill at the end of the contract at £15 million."

 

Which is completely the opposite of the article's headline:

 

"Newly released email reveals Sheffield Council had 'financial interest' in the felling of 5,400 street trees"

 

It reads as though had Amey not cut down a certain number of trees then the council would benefit to the tune of £2,000 discount per tree.

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After a year of joint working the Council have released their findings.  They have previously told the public, the council chamber, the media, and the High Court, that all tree felling was the "last resort". And yet over the last year simple, cheap, easy solutions have been found in almost every case. A Labour Council used an injunction, worked with the police to have people arrested under anti-union law, turned their back whilst Amey security assaulted old ladies on the street, and why? The answers were there all along. https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/content/dam/sheffield/docs/roads-and-pavements/managingtrees/Review of Tree Investigations Lessons Learned and Actions.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0K6jjepeobdO6MvSkowbcDo7qUyeGhJDFJLhj21BMUgykZLPZKxerxeE4

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A number of trees in the Nether Edge area were due to be felled back at the end of 2018.  Notices were pinned to them stating the met one of the famous 'D's, (diseased, dying, etc), yet they're still standing, curbs look as though they've been fixed around them in the past 12 months. 

 

It's amazing that bad PR for SCC & Amey can make trees apparently healthy again. 

Edited by Baron99

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10 hours ago, Hogg said:

Jim Lafferty of Sheffield Central CLP wrote this open letter....I get what he was driving at now.

"This 

 letter focuses on the central role and decision making of SCC. There are separate issues about policing which we will be taking up with the Police and Crime Commissioner.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Night-time actions by contractors and council officials, supported by a police deployment, are the sort of thing one might expect in countries which do not enjoy the democratic freedoms we believe are a fundamental part of our own society. At best, such actions are a public relations disaster for SCC and the Labour Party in our constituency; at worst they are sinister. In all events they are unacceptable"

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Way, way back to the initial post. 

 

Just come back from walking the dog & took a stroll up Gatefield Road in Nether Edge.  Cherry picker with a bloke taking some of the larger branches off one of the trees.  

 

Things must have changed?  Nobody protesting. 

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10 minutes ago, Baron99 said:

Way, way back to the initial post. 

 

Just come back from walking the dog & took a stroll up Gatefield Road in Nether Edge.  Cherry picker with a bloke taking some of the larger branches off one of the trees.  

 

Things must have changed?  Nobody protesting. 

 

There is a big difference between tree maintenance (removing dead or dangerous branches) and the unnecessary removal of thousands of street trees. 

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49 minutes ago, Robin-H said:

 

There is a big difference between tree maintenance (removing dead or dangerous branches) and the unnecessary removal of thousands of street trees. 

Especially after the bad winds 

 

Dog walker killed by falling tree branch in Liverpool

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-51463447

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On 22/02/2019 at 16:59, WarPig said:

At least with the Rustlings Rd trees now felled, residents could see todays fly by from their bedroom windows. Every cloud....

Love it.  After pages and pages of blah blah blah, common sense spoken at last 😀

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