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Council responds to further questions on its street tree replacement programme

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5 October 2017 Five years on from the start of the Streets Ahead contract and questions around the street tree replacement programme continue to circulate. In recent years, several misconceptions about the programme have distorted some of the truths, with the long-term benefits becoming increasingly misunderstood. Following a second successful high court ruling and through this third myth-busting article, we ...

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Project brings rare black poplar tree back to Sheffield

Black Poplar tree on the Shire Brook

21 August 2017 A project is underway to bring one of the UK’s rarest native trees back to Sheffield. The black poplar is a declining species and, according to the Forestry Commission, is the country’s most endangered timber tree. There are fewer than 1,000 mature trees in the wild, in the UK, and they are most prevalent in areas such ...

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Council confirms legal position on street tree replacement programme

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18 July 2017 Sheffield City Council is seeking injunctions in the High Court on July 26-28 against a small number of trespassers who are repeatedly and deliberately preventing the replacement of street trees as part of the city’s highway improvement programme. Court action is a last resort for the council following months of pointing out to the individuals involved the critical ...

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Independent Tree Panel work complete

10 July 2017 Following the completion of all their work, Sheffield City Council has issued a letter of thanks to the Independent Tree Panel for providing advice to the Council on streets where trees are due to be replaced as part of the Streets Ahead programme. The Independent Tree Panel, chaired by Andy Buck, was set up to give advice ...

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Our plans for street tree replacement on Rivelin Valley Road

Tree works are commencing on Rivelin Valley Road as part of the Streets Ahead street tree replacement programme. Of the 528 trees on Rivelin Valley Road only 23 are set to be replaced as part of the programme- around 4% of the total number of trees on the road. Our household surveys told us that of the 54 households surveyed, ...

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Streets Ahead ensures street tree species diversity for years to come

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 3 July 2017 Sheffield streets are home to an increasingly varied street tree stock thanks to the Streets Ahead contract. As part of the 25 year highway maintenance contract around 6,000 of Sheffield’s 36,000 street trees are set to be replaced by the end of 2017, with 600 additional trees being planted before the end of the programme. Over 65,000 ...

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Council busts further myths on its street tree replacement programme

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10th April 2017 The Streets Ahead programme is all about improving the city’s road infrastructure and also represents the largest investment ever seen in Sheffield’s roads, pavements, street lights and street trees. The investment will allow us to ensure we have street trees to be proud of across the city for the next generation and beyond. During the first five years ...

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Council releases summary of household survey data on street tree proposals

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24 March 2017 At the beginning of 2017, Sheffield City Council made a series of commitments to the people of Sheffield, including a promise to be more open and transparent when it comes to its street tree replacement programme. As part of this commitment, the Council is now releasing a summary of the household survey results that show only a small ...

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Council sets the record straight on street trees myths

Handsworth's veteran mulberry tree

01 February 2017 Streets Ahead is today setting the record straight on a number of myths around its street tree replacement work. Councillor Bryan Lodge, Cabinet Member for the Environment at Sheffield City Council, said: “There has been a lot of attention on the street trees replacement work in the Streets Ahead contract. We welcome the passion of the people ...

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Rustlings Road trees

17 November 2016 Cllr Bryan Lodge, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said, “For more than a year we have worked tirelessly with Amey and the local community to find the right solution for Rustlings Road. We have written to every home, brought in a new survey process for the entire city and set up an Independent Tree Panel. Our approach ...

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Tree injunction decision

Tree Planting on Edmund Road

17 June 2016 Cllr Bryan Lodge, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “We are pleased that once again the Council’s actions in relation to street trees have been supported by the Court and the claimants appeal and this new attempt, via an injunction, to stop the Streets Ahead works have both been rejected. “We have said before and reiterate that ...

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Streets Ahead tree replacement programme resumes

Streets Ahead Tree Replacement Programme

16 May 2016 Sheffield’s street tree replacement programme is set to resume following the High Court’s decision which was received two weeks ago. The High Court found in favour of the Council on all points, reinforcing the Council’s legal duty to keep the highway in good repair. The programme is set to restart ensuring that Sheffield has street trees that ...

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