Monthly Archives: January 2016

More on up-coming SORT activities from DEEPA

*PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS INFORMATION WIDELY TO ALL INTERESTED* – THANKS!!! Ian GET ALONG – GET INVOLVED!!! Dear supporters We did it! We passed the 5000 mark required to trigger debate at a meeting of Full Council next Wed 3rd Feb. … Continue reading

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Street Trees – Letter to Sheffield City Council Cabinet

Subject: SORT Letter Friday, 29 Jan 2016 Dear Cllr Fox, In less than a week’s time it will be four months since the previous “bi monthly” Highway Tree Advisory Forum. A lot has happened since the second meeting and you … Continue reading

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Jo Brand, Alan Davies & a peat bog……

Readers will no doubt have heard about Jo Brand’s epic walk for charity – to support BBC Sport Relief – walking from Hull to Liverpool. Well, last weekend, I helped guide the team with Jo Brand and her friend Alan … Continue reading

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Lost Fens

Recent review of the book. Lost Fens Review in the Social Science Journal 2015 565 to 566   Ian

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Thoughts on the recent flooding……

Thoughts on the recent flooding…… Picture by Christine Handley http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/ian-rotherham-how-nature-can-provide-a-natural-defence-to-flooding-1-7666386 Wet, wet, wet……………….

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BBC Look North on Solar panels – to step up or step back – another Government U-turn!!

Solar panels – to step up or step back – another Government U-turn!! See the discussion on BBC Look North

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Expert opinion on Sheffield Street Trees

SHEFFIELD: THE MOST INCOMPETENT LOCAL AUTHORITY IN THE UK – news alert thanks to Technotronic Jeremy Barrell in Sheffield with tree campaigners in Meersbrook and taking a welcome break from the rain and chill wind courtesy of a cup of … Continue reading

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River Don Fig Forest

A forest of figs: Exactly how did a major urban fig forest come to be growing along the banks of the River Don in Sheffield? Article for the Canals and Rivers Trust by David Bramwell [Of course, don’t expect to see anything … Continue reading

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Floods today, floods tomorrow……

Photograph courtesy of Christine Handley As the floods strike yet again, the untold impacts of cuts to local authority and agency countryside and environmental services become all too apparent: To borrow from HAROLD MACMILLAN. ‘Supermac’……… You’ve never had it so … Continue reading

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GRAVES PARK THREAT??? And a new petition to sign and circulate!!

Subject: Sheffield City Council: Protect Graves Park!                   Dear All Could you please support me by signing up to the petition below? It is the 11th hour and we need all the … Continue reading

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