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)”
I was privileged this evening to attend the book launch of Adoette by Lydia Monks. Lydia began the evening on a very sad note, informing us all that Queen Elizabeth had died. The event was hosted by Marmadukes on Ecclesall Road a lovely venue. The book tells the story of Adoette, which means “big tree”.Continue reading “Adoette Book Launch”
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”
Today I joined campaigners from the Owlthorpe Fields Action Group for a wonderful walk around the area, not far from Crystal Peaks, threatened by the development of a massive new housing estate. I was bowled over by the amazing range of birds and insects- I have been to RSPB sites and seen less variety! PlanningContinue reading “Save Owlthorpe Fields”
As I write this it’s 30oC outside and I’m sweltering. Extreme heat is very debilitating, and for some can be fatal, especially if it continues for several days. Heat can cause dehydration and heatstroke. Over the course of several days, extreme heat affects the internal organs and puts extra strain on the cardiovascular system. TheContinue reading “How should Sheffield react to the events in Germany and Canada?”
Today was a momentous day for Sheffield. It has been announced that the Labour Party and the Green Party have reached an agreement to work together in a cooperative Cabinet. Here Cllr Peter Garbutt shares his thoughts on the new agreement. There will be an Inquiry into the Tree Dispute. New Councillor Tina Gilligan sharedContinue reading “Labour and Greens join together in Cooperative Cabinet”
Why an inquiry into the street tree debacle is necessary.
At last, Sheffield City Council has been forced to apologise to the people of the city over its handling of the destruction of thousands of street trees. Forced apologies never seem sincere, especially when the first attempt doesn’t include the word “sorry”. Now Councillor Mark Jones has rephrased his apology and there are even murmuringsContinue reading “Sheffield- Where democracy goes to die.”