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

Crowdfund launched for tree protesters court costs – The Star


Sheffield Tree Action Group have launched a crowdfunding project to raise money for the costs of campaigners going to court over tree felling.

So far they have raised nearly £2,500 in four days.

The campaigners were demonstrating against the felling of thousands of trees across the city which comes under a controversial 25-year contract with PFI contractor Amey.

Chris Rust, who set up the project, said their target is £29,000 and any extra money raised will be spent on planting trees.

 

Source: Crowdfund launched for tree protesters court costs – The Star