And more….. important update from the Tree Hunter

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  1. Technotronic says:

    THOUGHTS ON THE DRAUGHT TREE STRATEGY

    DEADLINE: END OF NOVEMBER 2016 – MIDNIGHT, TODAY!

    In short, Aspinall & Gunton (the Sheffield City Council Officers responsible for the tree strategy*) are accepting the Amey 5yr plan* as a sub-strategy for highway trees, as-is. They are insisting that it will not be reviewed and revised until 2018 (end of the core investment period). The 5yr plan is an AMEY document. If you comment on that, AMEY will decide whether or not to take account of your contributions. They WILL ignore your contributions and dismiss them. You know that! >_<

    If SCC intend to comply with good practice (which they probably don’t), the sub-strategy for highway trees WILL NEED to be reviewed and revised at planned and ad-hoc intervals, to integrate the aims, objectives, policies and plans contained within the parent strategy (the main strategy document) and associated sub-strategies (such as the sub-strategy for community involvement), and to accommodate changes (in policy, legislation and good practice), and to help ensure adequate implementation. This is NECESSARY, if the sub strategy for highway trees is to be adequate to guide and inform policy and decisions and help ensure implementation of current good practice.

    I suspect the strategy is being used as a PR stunt. The way the draught strategy has been prepared, and the online “consultation” strongly indicate this is the case. Both have been and are a TOTAL shambles.

    So, you see, the BEST way to influence the sub-strategy for highway trees is by ensuring that the main strategy contains adequate policies, plans, protocols, methods and authorised techniques, etc.

    Think of ensuring the parent strategy is adequate as like seeking positive change by complaining to the organ-grinder rather than the monkey.

    *SEE THE PDF DOCUMENTS AT THE FOLLOWING LINK:

    https://www.stocksbridgecommunity.org/news/published-after-wait-14-months-sheffields-first-draught-tree-strategy-available-public-comment

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