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To: Lambeth and Wandsworth Councils

Save Clapham Common from Commercialisation. Common Land is for the Common People!

29/01/22 - We are delighted to confirm to those of you who may not have heard the good news that the Putt in the Park application to convert the bowling greens into two putting courses has been refused by Wandsworth Council. PITP will not be submitting any future applications for the site.

Further correspondence has confirmed it was the use of plastic grass throughout the site that became the major sticking point for the Council.

We want to say an enormous ‘Thank You’ to all of you who signed this petition, wrote letters and posted objections. It has been a long and fraught 18 months of campaigning but we did it!
People power making a difference.
In gratitude.

URGENT. Please sign this petition to stop the commercialisation of Clapham Common.

Why is this important?

Lambeth Council are ABOUT to sign a 15 year lease to a private enterprise allowing them to cover a large area of Common Land, namely our bowling greens, with artificial plastic grass and extensive building materials. Once this happens, this land may never be recoverable.

There has been virtually no open consultation with the wider community. The Friends of Clapham Common consider this to be widespread plastic pollution as the suffocation of this large tract of land will kill the earth-dwelling invertebrates that live there.

We have a proud history around our Commons, particularly in urban areas - our ancestors fought hard to save Common Land for us, so we must also fight to save this precious asset for future generations. Please join us!

There is an important principle at stake here - your right to roam on Common Land!

Clapham Common must be free for the quiet enjoyment of everyone and not partitioned off for private enterprise. This venture will bring increased noise, litter and light pollution to a quiet residential corner of the Common and the proposed alcohol license may encourage anti-social behaviour. Please sign and pass on.

We are asking Lambeth to heed this petition. The community seeks to find a sustainable green solution for this space.

We are in a climate crisis and our open green spaces are the greatest assets we have.

Clapham Common belongs to the people, and if this tone deaf project goes ahead, we will all lose access to this precious fertile area of the Common.

David Attenborough has made it clear, it’s up to each and every one of us to take responsibility and protect the natural world.

You can do this now by signing the petition. Thank you
Clapham Common West Side SW, London SW4, UK

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2022-01-29 13:49:57 +0000

Petition is successful with 5,101 signatures

2021-05-04 13:54:33 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2020-11-26 18:02:20 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2020-11-26 07:07:18 +0000

500 signatures reached

2020-11-25 15:45:55 +0000

100 signatures reached

2020-11-25 13:37:49 +0000

50 signatures reached

2020-11-25 12:40:21 +0000

25 signatures reached

2020-11-25 12:07:07 +0000

10 signatures reached