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Analysis Topic: Local Issues

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Local

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

London Tree Officer Criticises Sheffield City Council Over Felling of Thousands of Healthy Trees / Local / Sheffield

By: N_Walayat

London Tree Officer, Ian Dalton in an open letter to Sheffield City Council criticised the councils campaign of misinformation in respect of the felling of thousands of healthy tree's that has prompted thousands of Sheffielders to campaign against the felling's, resulting in many ordinary people being taken to court by an increasingly dictatorial council.

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Local

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

What Happened to Thousands of Sheffield's Street Trees 2017 - Fellings Documentary / Local / Sheffield

By: N_Walayat

Formerly Britain's greenest city, Sheffield has become infamous world wide for the felling of thousands of the cities biggest and best street trees. This documentary answers the many questions of exactly what is happening and why and what are the likely economic and environmental consequences to follow the initial felling of 6,000 trees by the by Spanish Ferrovial owned Amey, as the first tranche of 6000 trees to be felled nears completion. The consequences of which Sheffield will pay a heavy price for decades to come, and not just economic consequences in terms of lost capital value to Sheffield's property market, but health and environmental consequences, as at a time of heightened climate change awareness, Sheffield City Council is going in the opposite direction to recommended climate change alleviation measures of greater tree leaf coverage so as to soak up carbon from the atmosphere and offer people and properties shade during the ever hotter summer months.

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Local

Friday, July 28, 2017

Professor Warns of Economic and Health Costs of Sheffield Tree Felling's / Local / Sheffield

By: Anika_Walayat

Professor Nigel Dunnett of the University of Sheffield today on BBC Look North warned of the economic and health consequences of the Amey / Labour City Council's extensive Sheffield trees felling programme that is now entering it's final stages with just 10% of 6000 targeted trees remaining standing. Whist the Council continues with is court case against Tree campaigners.

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Local

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Labour Sheffield City Council Playing Game of Thrones with Street Trees / Local / Sheffield

By: Anika_Walayat

Amey / Labour city council's objective is to kill and remove at least 6,000 of Sheffield's biggest and best tree's in support of which Amey use excuses such as that the trees are displacing curb stones. Here tree expert Jeremy Barrell for the BBC One Show takes a close look at many of Sheffield's trees marked for death, and gives his damning verdict that none of the trees he has looked at need to be felled. In stark contrast to Amey / Labour city council that is determined to kill at least 6,000 of Sheffield's street trees so as to avoid annual tree maintenance costs such as pruning and installation of solutions such as flex-paving.

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Local

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sheffield Tramlines Music Festival 2017 at Peace Gardens / Local / Sheffield

By: Anika_Walayat

Sheffield is holding it's annual Tramlines Music festival weekend (Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July), with music stages situated not just across the city centre but across many of Sheffield's best parks, pumping out music to cater for all tastes, and you don't have to pay for expensive wrist bands to enjoy the Tramlines experience as there are many free stages across the city such as in the Peace Gardens which we visited Saturday amongst other venues. Here's how the Peace Gardens music went down, where the crowd was about half that of last year, probably due to a poor weather forecast for Saturday. And remember that Tramlines continues Sunday across the city for its third and final day.

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Local

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sheffield Tramlines Music Festival 21st to 23rd July 2017 / Local / Sheffield

By: Anika_Walayat

Sheffield's big music festival 'Tramlines' is back for another year, with music stages situated not just across the city centre but across Sheffield's many parks, pumping out music to cater for all tastes, and you don't have to pay for expensive wrist bands to enjoy the Tramlines experience as there will be several free stages across the city such as in the Peace Gardens. Here is our unique look at last years Sheffield Tramlines Music Festival 2016.

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Local

Friday, July 14, 2017

BBC Tree Expert's Verdict on Sheffield Amey / Labour City Council Tree Felling's / Local / Sheffield

By: Anika_Walayat

Amey / Labour city council's objective is to kill and remove at least 6,000 of Sheffield's biggest and best tree's in support of which Amey use excuses such as that the trees are displacing curb stones. Here tree expert Jeremy Barrell for the BBC One Show takes a close look at many of Sheffield's trees marked for death, and gives his damning verdict that none of the trees he has looked at need to be felled. In stark contrast to Amey / Labour city council that is determined to kill at least 6,000 of Sheffield's street trees so as to avoid annual tree maintenance costs such as pruning and installation of solutions such as flex-paving.

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Local

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Amey Fells Trees on Whirlowdale Crescent Near Dobcroft School, Sheffield / Local / Sheffield

By: Anika_Walayat

Dobcroft school children were in for a shock when they emerged after lessons to witness the carnage left behind by Amey, leaving two of the streets majestic trees as mutilated towering stumps, devoid of life, zombie trees! A shock for young eyes every morning and afternoon.

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Local

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sheffield Street Tree Protestors / Campaigners vs Amey Labour City Council 2017 / Local / Sheffield

By: Anika_Walayat

Sheffield tree protestors vs Amey's unnecessary plan to kill and remove at least 6000 of Sheffield's 35,000 street trees. Virtually all of the trees being removed are mature healthy trees so that Amey does not have to undertake maintenance for the duration of their 25 year contract, such as annual pruning or installation of solutions such as flexi-paving as is widespread elsewhere.

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Local

Monday, July 10, 2017

Sheffield Street Trees - Amey / Labour City Council Tree Felling 2017 / Local / Sheffield

By: Anika_Walayat

Here's a taste of what is happening to thousands of Sheffield's mature street trees on virtually every working day during 2017. Amey has been tasked with felling 6,000 of Sheffield's biggest and most beautiful street trees that in many cases that have taken over 100 years to mature. All that invested time is now being squandered so that the Labour controlled city council's contractor can avoid annual trees maintenance costs. Amey's solution is to fell the tree's, the consequences of which to many will only become apparent afterwards, as tree lined streets that bring a taste of the countryside to even inner city areas are increasingly become bland concrete wastelands. In fact the felling of thousands of large mature street tree's may be marking the end of Sheffield's house prices bull run as the value of trees taken 100 years to mature has now been lost to many streets.

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Local

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Sheffield Chelsea Road Elm Tree, 1 of 6,000 Trees Amey / Labour City Council to Fell / Local / Sheffield

By: Anika_Walayat

The Chelsea Road Elm tree is probably the most prominent of thousands of Sheffield's big trees that are under a death sentence by Amey / City Council. Already over 4000 trees have been felled and likely by the time Amey / Labour city council are finished another 4,000 could have been felled, about 1/4 of Sheffield's big tree populations binge wiped out! And where it will take several decades for any replacement saplings to fill the voids left on Sheffield's streets. So where once Sheffield had tree lined suburbs, now many streets are set to become barren concrete wastelands.

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Local

Friday, June 30, 2017

Sheffield Hanover Tower Cladding Nightmare as Costs Spiral Out of Control / Local / Sheffield

By: N_Walayat

The Broomhall Hanover flats tower are Sheffield's first tower blocks to fail urgent fire safety tests in the wake of the Grenfell Tower Fire disaster that prompted the city council to in a panic announce the removal of all of the substandard cladding from Hanover Tower, work on which began earlier this week, starting with two sides of the tower blocks cordoned off.

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Local

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sheffield Broomhall Hanover Flats Tower Block Cladding Could Take Months to Remove! / Local / Sheffield

By: N_Walayat

The Broomhall Hanover flats twin towers were Sheffield's first tower blocks to fail urgent fire safety tests in the wake of the Grenfell Tower Fire disaster that prompted the city council to in a panic announce the removal of all cladding from Hanover Tower work on which began early morning yesterday, with two sides of the tower blocks cordoned off. Meanwhile the council reassured residents that they were 'safe', despite the panic move on behalf of the council.

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Local

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sheffield Broomhall Hanover Tower Block Fails Safety Test, Cladding Removal Today / Local / Sheffield

By: N_Walayat

The first Sheffield tower block to be tested has failed a fire safety test that has prompted the city council to in a panic start to remove cladding from the Broomhall Hanover Tower Block today, though at the same time the council is reassuring residents that it is safe to remain in the block whilst the emergency removable of the cladding is underway. Whilst it could take upto 3 weeks for the cladding to ve removed and so the Council have offered temporary accommodation for those who want to move out.

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Local

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sheffield Great Flood of 2007, 10 Years On - Unique Timeline of What Happened / Local / Sheffield

By: N_Walayat

It is now 10 years since the Sheffield Great Flood of June 2007 that split the city in two and claimed 2 lives, doing much damage to over 2000 properties that lined the river bank that runs through the the whole city from Totley in the South to Meadowhall in the North, many suffering major flood damage, and here's a unique time line of what happened before, during and after in June 2007.

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Local

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Green Party Could Control Sheffield City Council Balance of Power Local Election 2018 / Local / UK Local Elections

By: N_Walayat

The Green party with 4 Sheffield Council seats could see their numbers rise to 5 tonight at the Nether Edge by election that could set the scene for a shock Labour loss of control of the city council at the May 2018 local elections, by handing the Green's the balance of power so that a minority Labour could continue in power.

The key driver in the surge in the Green vote is Sheffield City Council's £2 billion PFI contract with Spanish owned firm Amey that over the past 2 years has gone out of its way to anger and outrage Sheffield's residents most notably in its wholesale felling of thousands of Sheffield's biggest and most beautiful trees, likely for profit such as for use as bio fuel as the following video illustrates.

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Local

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Nether Edge & Sharrow By-Election, Will Labour Lose Safe Council Seat, Sheffield? / Local / UK Local Elections

By: N_Walayat

The Sheffield city council by election is to be held in the safe Labour council seat of Nether Edge & Sharrow tomorrow Thursday 22nd of June. Therefore the Labour candidate could be forgiven for taking a laid back approach to the election which following Jeremy Corbyn's spectacular general election campaign and outcome will surely be a walkover. Especially given that Labour managed to unseat former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg in Sheffield Hallam barely 2 weeks ago.

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Local

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sprinklers for All 24 Sheffield City Council Tower Blocks, What About Other 100? / Local / Sheffield

By: N_Walayat

Sheffield city council announces on twitter that they will be installing sprinkers in all of their 24 tower blocks. Though it's a pity it took the deaths of approx 100 people at Grenfell Tower in Kensington for SCC to do what they should have done many years ago, espcially in the wake of the 2009 Lakanal House tower block fire. Also, no time table was given for when the installaiton of sprinkers will be completed. Is it tasked as a matter of urgency i.e. within a couple of months, or will the council put their feet up and take several years?

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Local

Monday, June 19, 2017

Amey Playing Cat and Mouse Game with Sheffield Residents and Tree Campaigners / Local / Sheffield

By: N_Walayat

Amey's £2 billion PFI "Streets Ahead" contract with Sheffield City Council that the people of Sheffield had no say in, apparently involves the cutting down of tens of thousands of Sheffield's biggest and most beautiful trees. Whilst some of the trees do need to go i.e. because of disease, but most of the trees are apparently being cut down so as to avoid annual 'maintenance' costs. That and potential for profit given that the wood from a large trees could be worth several thousands of pounds.

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Local

Friday, June 02, 2017

Will Nick Clegg Lose Sheffield Hallam Seat to Labour in Election 2017? / Local / Sheffield

By: N_Walayat

In the 2015 General Election former Lib Dem Leader Nick Clegg put up a valiant battle in the face of a national Liberal Democrat wipeout. For in 2015 the opinion pollsters consistently had Labour winning the Sheffield Hallam Lib-Dem seat. Instead Nick Clegg managed to cling on in the wake of a Lib Dem bloodbath, however he did fall by a whopping 13% tumbling from 53.4% to 40% of the voter. Whilst Labour doubled their share from 16.1% to 35.8%, just 4.2% behind Nick Clegg. Whilst the Tories on just 13.6% clearly don't stand any chance of winning Sheffield Hallam in this election at least.

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