Over 1,000 people sign petition to save Rustlings road trees

Darren Butt, operations manager of Amey talks to residents of Rustlings Road and surrounding streets about the trees being cut down. Picture: Andrew Roe
Darren Butt, operations manager of Amey talks to residents of Rustlings Road and surrounding streets about the trees being cut down. Picture: Andrew Roe
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A petition to save 12 trees from being felled has been signed by over 1,000 people.

Residents are outraged at plans to remove 12 trees from Rustlings Road, which runs along the side of Endcliffe park in Sheffield.

Darren Butt, operations manager of Amey talks to residents of Rustlings Road and surrounding streets about the trees being cut down. Picture: Andrew Roe

Darren Butt, operations manager of Amey talks to residents of Rustlings Road and surrounding streets about the trees being cut down. Picture: Andrew Roe

The trees are due to be cut down in a weeks time.

Resident Louise Wilcockson, who is involved in the campaign said: “The majority of trees on Rustlings Road, due for axe, are healthy. The debate seems to be around whether the pavements or kerbs are straight or smooth enough to meet national regulations.

“We believe that both things can be achieved with appropriate management and delivery.”

Sheffield City Council has a contract with Amey, who operate the Streets Ahead Highways Maintenance and Management service across the city. A meeting was held last week to talk about he future of the trees with residents. Darren Butt from Amey said in the meeting: “We will replace the trees, hopefully in the same location.”

The pavement on Rustlings Road where the trees have damaged the pavement. Picture: Andrew Roe

The pavement on Rustlings Road where the trees have damaged the pavement. Picture: Andrew Roe

“The road is warped. We are solving the problem for future generations. Due to complaints we will discuss replacements but unfortunately the trees will go.”