The Tree Inquiry Report has been published but it is a long read. I am going to use this page to catalogue the varied coverage of the report. The tree campaigners have been completely vindicated. Sir Mark said that initially developing and adopting a flawed plan “was a failure of strategic leadership” with responsibility restingContinue reading “Sheffield Street Tree Inquiry Report has been published and we should expect resignations.”
Category Archives: Sheffield City Council
Four years since Sheffield City Council declared a Climate Emergency. How far have we got?
At the Full Council meeting on 20th February South Yorkshire Climate Alliance gathered supporters of groups such as Extinction Rebellion. 5 Rivers Rising Samba Band, Greenpeace, the Trades Council, Nature Recovery Sheffield, the Green Party and Climate Vigil to mark the 4 years that have passed since Sheffield declared a Climate Emergency. The theme ofContinue reading “Four years since Sheffield City Council declared a Climate Emergency. How far have we got?”
South Yorkshire Climate Alliance call for cross-party solutions to Climate Emergency.
A guest blog by By Joan Miller from South Yorkshire Climate Alliance Four years ago Sheffield City Council declared a Climate Emergency but since then progress to zero carbon has been far too slow. It is certainly not what the massive gathering of protesters was calling for back in 2019. So this week South YorkshireContinue reading “South Yorkshire Climate Alliance call for cross-party solutions to Climate Emergency.”
Climate Review of the Year
I hope 2022 will go down as the year the world woke up to the climate emergency. Extreme weather events have hit every part of the globe, including Sheffield. So far the planet has heated 1.2C. We are on track for 1.5C by 2030, 2C by 2050, and over 3C by 2100. 2022 was theContinue reading “Climate Review of the Year”
Mayhem at Barclays. But Sheffield Council continue to bank with them.
There was mayhem at the Barclays Sheffield branch last Monday (14th November). Dressed as cleaners, many in drag, complete with mops, buckets sponges and brushes the “Dirty Scrubbers” from Extinction Rebellion arrived to give the bank a spring clean. As tunes such as “Carwash” by Rose Royce, “Stayin Alive” by the Bee Gees and “IContinue reading “Mayhem at Barclays. But Sheffield Council continue to bank with them.”
Tree-sistance (a rough guide to NVDA)
Last night I was privileged to attend the premiere of the new film Tree-sistance (a rough guide to Non Violent Direct Action) by Graeme Benson. If you look very hard you will see me in the trailer marshalling a protest! But why do we need another tree film when we already have The Felling? TheyContinue reading “Tree-sistance (a rough guide to NVDA)”
The Felling Premiere was a huge success
The premiere of The Felling at a packed City Hall was a huge success. The film captures the amazing spirit of the tree campaigners who had no choice but to take radical action. They put their bodies on the line risking huge fines and even imprisonment to prevent the needless destruction of our street trees.Continue reading “The Felling Premiere was a huge success”
LIAR, LIAR, THE EARTH IS ON FIRE
A guest blog by Karine Nohr I was looking recently at paying my Council Tax and to my shock and horror, I found that the Sheffield City Council still banks with Barclays Bank! Why does this matter, you may ask? Barclays claim that they can make a real contribution to tackling climate change. But theyContinue reading “LIAR, LIAR, THE EARTH IS ON FIRE”
Sheffield City Council moves to reduce Glyphosate use
After campaigning on this for several years I am delighted that Green councillor Alison Teal made the most of her position on the cooperative executive to initiate the process to ban the use of the dangerous herbicide Glyphosate. Coincidentally, Brincliffe, the trial area, is in Nether Edge and Sharrow ward where I am hoping toContinue reading “Sheffield City Council moves to reduce Glyphosate use”
I have been selected as the Green Party candidate for Nether Edge and Sharrow
. Graham Wroe has been selected as the Green Party candidate for the ward of Nether Edge and Sharrow for the May elections. He aims to replace Councillor Alison Teal who has decided to return to her professional practice in May. After 40 years of teaching, in Sheffield, Uganda, Barnsley and Rotherham, Graham has retiredContinue reading “I have been selected as the Green Party candidate for Nether Edge and Sharrow”