Tree felling campaigners take fight to Amey’s front door

Olive Grove Road depot in Heeley
Olive Grove Road depot in Heeley
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Campaigners took their fight against controversial tree felling to the door of Sheffield Council contractor Amey, which is carrying out the work.

A demonstration was held at the firm’s Olive Grove Road depot in Heeley yesterday morning.

Campaigners across the city continue to call for a pause on felling while a formal tree strategy is developed.

David Dilner, from Sheffield Tree Action Group, said the group wanted to ‘make a statement’.

The depot manager came out to speak to the residents.

David added: “Since the last tree forum our membership has grown from 200 to 800 – that demonstrates the level of frustration and it is growing apace.

“We are not asking for anything that doesn’t exist anywhere else.”

There have been rumours that 11 trees on Rustlings Road, next to Endcliffe Park, are due to come down this week. The scheduled felling of the trees sparked a 13,000-strong petition and town hall debate.

An Amey spokesman said felling of those trees this week was ‘unlikely’ but could not be ruled out.

A meeting for campaigners will also be held at the Nether Edge Bowling Club tonight.