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Arresting Protestors.

Re: Arresting Protestors.

Postby dls » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:12 pm

It seems to me that Sheffield Council outsourced its road maintenance on a huge contract, and the current events are driven by their obligation to comply with the requirements of its contractor. The Council has utterly failed to manage this properly. Though firmly stuck between a rock and a hard place, the attitude seems to be 'We are in charge, and have no need to explain ourselves to non-party members'
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Re: Arresting Protestors.

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:26 pm

dls wrote:The Council has utterly failed to manage this properly. Though firmly stuck between a rock and a hard place, the attitude seems to be 'We are in charge, and have no need to explain ourselves...'


Exactly this, and I find it totally unacceptable.
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Re: Arresting Protestors.

Postby Hairyloon » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:17 am

The council has rejected a Freedom of Information request by The Yorkshire Post to see its currently-redacted ‘Highway Tree Replacement Policy’ contained in its £2.2bn PFI Streets Ahead contract with Amey. It said it is not in the public interest to reveal the policy while it is still reviewing what information in the deal can be released ahead of potential publication at an unspecified future date.

The response stated: “We believe the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure in this instance.
“Please note, public interest is what is of greater good to the community and not what interests the public.”


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Re: Arresting Protestors.

Postby Hairyloon » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:58 pm

A leading tree campaigner has accused Sheffield Council of the “fabrication” of a strategy document cited in a court decision to rule out a judicial review of felling operations in the city.
Paul Brooke, co-chair of the Sheffield Tree Action Groups, made the claim at a press conference on Friday about the ongoing row over the removal of thousands of street trees, which are then replaced with saplings.
The strategy - which stated felling was only being done under a £2.2bn highways maintenance contract between the council and contractor Amey as a ‘last resort’, with a range of engineering solutions considered first - was first made public in early 2016, shortly before tree campaigner Dave Dillner went to High Court to seek a judicial review of council decisions...

The five-year strategy for 2012 to 2017 lists six previous versions of it dating back to February 2013 on its opening page. But a subsequent Freedom of Information request by campaigners to see the previous versions was initially rejected on the grounds they were “commercially sensitive”. The council subsequently revised its position to say the information was “not held” in any form and said there was no statutory requirement or “business purpose” to retain earlier versions of the document.


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Re: Arresting Protestors.

Postby dls » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:33 am

Sheffield has forever been owned by the Labour party. They just assume that they have the right to govern. It is a recipe for corruption.
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Re: Arresting Protestors.

Postby Hairyloon » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:57 am

dls wrote:Sheffield has forever been owned by the Labour party. They just assume that they have the right to govern. It is a recipe for corruption.


With luck, these events will change that, but I remain doubtful: there is not a whole lot of effective choice...
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