Nearly 200 trees due to be felled in Sheffield have been saved after a U-turn by the council. A survey of 309 trees scheduled for removal has found that 191 can be retained “on a long-term basis”. Two years ago campaigners were arrested after standing beneath threatened trees in a bid to stop the felling and replacement programme. Green Party councillor Alison Teal, one of those arrested, told Sheffield Live! she’s delighted with the recommendations of the report but disappointed it has taken so long. Baillor Jalloh reports.
Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion and Green Party Co-leader, was in Sheffield to help launch Sheffield Green Party’s campaign for the upcoming local elections on 3 May. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Nether Edge and Sharrow councillor, Alison Teal has received the most impressive Councillor achievement award at the Green Party conference in Harrogate. Teal has been a central organiser in the campaign to preserve Sheffield’s trees from Sheffield Council’s mass tree-felling programme and has faced suspension from the Council, arrest and a Council-backed court injunction. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield Green Party councillors Alison Teal and Magid Magid have been shortlisted for national honours in the LGiU/CCLA Councillor Achievement Awards 2017. Nether Edge and Sharrow councillor Alison Teal was shortlisted for the Community Champion award, while Broomhill and Sharrow Vale councillor Magid Magid has been shortlisted for the Young Councillor of the Year award. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Dozens of people joined a protest outside the Town Hall as part of the campaign to halt the felling of trees by Sheffield Council and contractor Amey. The protest follows a threat of legal injunction sent last week to 17 people, including Green Party councillor Alison Teal, which seeks to prevent action to disrupt Amey from carrying out their work. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Alison Teal, Councillor for Netheredge and Sharrow has spoken to Sheffield Live! after she was thrown out of a full meeting of Sheffield Council. The exclusion followed a comment the Green Party councillor made about Councillor Bryan Lodge in which she claimed that “he deliberately misled the public” on the felling of trees across the city. Although Teal later withdrew the word “deliberately” from her statement, a vote on whether or not to suspend her from the meeting was taken and passed by 49 to 21, with opposition councillors walking out in protest. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!