Revealed: How Sheffield Council bosses tried to downplay being ‘heavily involved’ with controversial police operation – Yorkshire Post


Sheffield Council was “heavily involved” with a police operation that saw dozens of officers sent out to support the authority’s controversial tree-felling work and resulted in multiple arrests – but worked to publicly downplay its involvement over fears it would “politicise” the force’s actions, newly-published internal emails reveal.

Source: Revealed: How Sheffield Council bosses tried to downplay being ‘heavily involved’ with controversial police operation – Yorkshire Post

Sheffield protesters ‘vindicated’ after council u-turn on axing 200 trees – Yorkshire Post


Fresh inspections of over 200 trees that Sheffield Council had claimed had to be chopped down from city pavements as a “last resort” have identified just one that cannot be saved – leading anti-felling campaigners to say today their protests had been vindicated.

In March 2018, work to remove thousands of street trees in the city and replace them with saplings as part of a £2bn highways contract with Amey was put on hold following increasing protests against the strategy and national political condemnation of the use of dozens of police officers and private security guards to support operations.

 

Source: Sheffield protesters ‘vindicated’ after council u-turn on axing 200 trees – Yorkshire Post