Joint statement from Chris Rust and Paul Brooke, Co-Chairs of STAG, and Councillor Lewis Dagnall, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Streetscene.

“Representatives of Sheffield City Council and STAG have agreed to mediated talks, conducted by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, CEDR, and overseen by the Bishop of Sheffield, the Very Reverend Dr Pete Wilcox.

“Mediation is a process in which a neutral and independent person, agreed by both sides, actively assists parties to resolve a dispute. Mediation requires that all parties sign up to an agreement covering behaviour and confidentiality during the process. The Council and STAG have agreed that we will issue joint statements when progress is made, but both parties now request that we are allowed time to work through the issues before us.”

Notes for editors:

Initial talks will take place on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th September 2018.

The Council’s delegation will include elected members, council officers and representatives from Amey. The delegation from STAG will include members of the steering committee and a representative of Trees for Cities.