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I saw an elderly lady (who suffers from MS) being thrown to the floor by SIA security. She was eventually taken to A&E by the police.

 

 

 

In the last 3 weeks Amey have managed to fell 7 trees. This compares with the average of

60+ per 3 weeks which they were achieving until protesters started slowing things down.

 

Good grief! You can’t even see the evidence with your own eyes. She is in an area she shouldn’t be. Security weren’t even dealing with her. She fell because she was holding on to that other idiot that was being removed.

It’s not peaceful protest when you are entering an excluded area to prevent lawful work from happening.

Stop wasting my tax money because like the Newbury bypass, it’s going to happen. You may be delaying the inevitable but at a hell of a cost to Sheffield taxpayers.

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Stop wasting my tax money because like the Newbury bypass, it’s going to happen. .

 

I'm curious as to why you're referencing a very old campaign like the Newbury bypass? Why not something more modern and relevant?

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Good grief! You can’t even see the evidence with your own eyes. She is in an area she shouldn’t be. Security weren’t even dealing with her. She fell because she was holding on to that other idiot that was being removed.

It’s not peaceful protest when you are entering an excluded area to prevent lawful work from happening.

Stop wasting my tax money because like the Newbury bypass, it’s going to happen. You may be delaying the inevitable but at a hell of a cost to Sheffield taxpayers.

 

Your message appears to communicate some concern about your tax money. Perhaps you would like to tell us how you feel about your taxes being handed over to a tax avoiding multinational?

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Amey plc is part of Grupo Ferrovial, the Spanish company that just happens to own more than twenty subsidiaries domiciled in tax havens. I wonder why?

 

Because it's legal to do so?

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Good grief! You can’t even see the evidence with your own eyes. She is in an area she shouldn’t be. Security weren’t even dealing with her. She fell because she was holding on to that other idiot that was being removed.

It’s not peaceful protest when you are entering an excluded area to prevent lawful work from happening.

 

She fell down because the bouncer was using excessive force and was ignoring the protocol agreed upon with police to avoid incidents like that.

 

Also, you have an exceedingly odd definition of peaceful.

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Because it's legal to do so?

 

It is legal - we have the Old Boy network to thank for that. The system has been taken over by vested interests. It's called neoliberalism.

 

Neoliberals believe that there should be no public sector beyond a small police force to protect private property, they plan that all public services should be privatised - handed over to tax abusers like Amey, G4S, Serco, Capita, etc, and they insist in deregulation so that nobody can hold these companies to account when they fail.

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She fell down because the bouncer was using excessive force and was ignoring the protocol agreed upon with police to avoid incidents like that.

 

Also, you have an exceedingly odd definition of peaceful.

 

She fell because she was holding on to idiot number 1 who was being removed by security. You can clearly see they were not holding her at this point as they had ready let go of her.

 

So you were not being peaceful then.

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She fell because she was holding on to idiot number 1 who was being removed by security. You can clearly see they were not holding her at this point as they had ready let go of her.

 

So you were not being peaceful then.

 

She fell because the bouncers were using illegal excessive force, and in direct violation of their procedural agreement with the police.

 

It is perfectly possible to be both peaceful and perform an illegal act - c.f. Ghandi, MLK.

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He said, he did, she says, she did and after all the name calling, legal actions and protests most of the condemned trees have gone and their replacements are becoming established.

 

When I drive down Abbeydale Park Rise from the top I see newly planted trees and older trees all of which are appropriate now and likely to be for many years. Further down I pass the battle zone, there's no other way it can be described. There are some large trees that are swollen and twisted into strange shapes, most of which have now lost many of their upper branches prior to felling.

 

In spring they used to put on a brilliant show of pink blossom. They won't this year after lopping. Their trunks are swelling out a little further each year and and the pavement around them has been repaired more than once. There's no doubt that the Christmas lights display on Abbeydale Park Rise is brilliant and removal of the trees will reduce the impact for several years.

 

I have no knowledge of diseases in trees, but their trunks don't look well, however left on their own they'd probably live many years. Unfortunately, whether we call it criminal damage, vandalism or legitimate tree surgery the trees are now in a state that is best resolved by completing the felling and getting the new trees in and established as soon as possible.

 

The road and pavements can then be relaid, they need it, and in 10-20 years there'll be some good sized trees once again. There won't be a shortage of trees in that area as almost every household garden in all the local roads has trees, and they're growing fast. 100 years ago it was green fields with a few boundary trees only.

 

Leaving the trees in their present state is unsatisfactory, both for those who want them preserved as well as those who'd like to see them gone.

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6000 trees have gone, 17500 is the target in the contract. And the replacements won't be established for years, mostly they haven't even been planted. They won't be mature until after the contract with Amey has finished (and isn't that a coincidence).

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Isn't it remarkable, Social Care is suffering chronic underfunding, Childrens Services is in crisis, but Sheffield City Council can make substantial funds available for security operations around the city's trees?

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Because it's legal to do so?

 

Legal or otherwise, if you had the best interests of Sheffield/the UK, why would you advocate using a non-accountable multi-national that has breached health and Safety (prosecuted for a death) to (I allege) fraudulently obtain a contract to undertake maintenance of the highways?

 

They were supposed to resurface my street last June, but they have yet to do it, probably because it doesn't have any street trees - where's the fun in resurfacing a street without being able to fell trees and waste the taxes of Sheffield residents. Do Amey/SIA/police care, they don't live here, they don't pay tax here, their streets are not being butchered, communities ripped apart?

 

Responsibility lies squarely with the SCC inner cabinet who have persistently failed to properly fund the proper management of the street trees and highways over the past 20-30 years.

 

They don't represent me, they don't fool me, they are weak minded individuals who have no moral fibre and can't simply admit that they got it wrong and make it right.

 

---------- Post added 20-03-2018 at 00:08 ----------

 

Having spoken to the police officer in charge, they are claiming that they are policing the tree felling because there has been a significant change in the tactics used by the tree protectors.

 

This is rubbish.

 

The only change that has occurred is that AMEY/SIA decided that they would start to use 'reasonable' force, prior to that they had just behaved like goons.

 

So, what an excuse? SYP are policing the fellings because AMEY decided to up the anti. Let's be clear and ensure that we all are informed about this.

 

Everyone in Sheffield is being played by Amey and because SCC have signed a self-monitoring contract and the Councillors have no backbone or are simply too stupid to realise, Amey are going home every night just a little bit more wealthy as a result.

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