To: Kirklees Council

Save Cemetery Road Allotments, Huddersfield

Save Cemetery Road Allotments, Huddersfield

We the undersigned demand that Kirklees Council save the much loved Cemetery Road allotments from being bulldozed.

Please help us preserve Huddersfield’s natural heritage and protect the allotments by rejecting any proposed development of the site.

Why is this important?

Academic research makes clear the social, mental and physical well-being benefits provided by community green spaces. In addition the Public Health Agency has identified numerous benefits of allotments to the community, including the promotion of good mental health, physical activity and nutrition, as well as the encouragement of social interaction. Our plot holders come from many different cultural backgrounds and some have been on the same plots for 35 years and feel that they are too old to start afresh.

for more information: www.facebook.com/cemeteryroadallotments


Reasons for signing

  • Not only part of our history but we should be teaching and encouraging our children to use allotments and take up gardening.
  • You can't beat having allotments around, it's one of the things I love about Hudersfield. They are such a gift to the community and keep people active and communicating, especially in this day and age when the 'community feel' is missing and people spend less and less time up and about and actually conversing with neighbours, unless of course in the future we all want couch potatoes who sit on their ipads with virtual allotments
  • Health benefits offered by growing one's own vegetables are clear- physical, nutritional and mental. The cost of food is spiralling up. What's not to like about allotment gardening?

Updates

2017-12-12 19:54:42 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2017-10-12 20:46:30 +0100

Some great press just in with timely information from Sport England: http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/allotment-holders-dig-fight-against-13746740

2017-10-07 14:39:12 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2017-09-29 12:54:41 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-09-28 13:23:41 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-09-28 10:39:04 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-09-28 09:49:21 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-09-27 23:03:27 +0100

10 signatures reached