Sheffield tree campaigners believe new evidence shows controversial PFI contract could be ended for free



Tree campaigners in Sheffield believe the city council may be able to terminate a controversial PFI contract linked to the felling of thousands of street trees free of charge. In December, it was revealed that council leader Julie Dore had told Labour activists her party would consider ending the 25-year Streets Ahead highways maintenance contract with Amey early if it was financially viable to run services internally. The £2.2bn contract to upgrade the city’s road and pavements started in 2012, backed with £1.2bn worth of Government funding, and has involved the removal and replacement of... read more

 
20 January 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 48
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