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To: Kirklees Council

Save Cemetery Road Allotments, Huddersfield

We only went and WON our judicial review! So for now, the plots are safe!

Many thanks for all your support. Read all about it here:

BBC Look North TV news piece here:

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.

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2020-02-28 14:13:02 +0000

Kirklees council took us to the court of appeal and we lost on 18th February 2020 but this isn’t over yet as we have applied to appeal the decision. Help us to keep our allotments and urban green spaces for the good of everyone!

2019-05-14 09:48:46 +0100

Petition is successful with 6,806 signatures

2019-05-13 20:04:22 +0100

so for now the plots are safe. thank you all all your support. keep spreading the word

2019-02-22 17:36:41 +0000

As you know our allotments and urban green space are under real threat.
We're bringing a legal challenge to protect them but we can't do it alone.
In order to fund our JUDICIAL REVIEW over in Leeds 18th March, our crowdfunding page on CROWD JUSTICE is now live!

Will you please help? Pledge £10 or any amount you can, here:

Please contribute now and share this page with your friends and family.

2019-01-31 23:16:24 +0000

We have just been granted our JUDICIAL REVIEW!
latest BBC Look North TV news piece ....

2018-08-23 23:52:41 +0100

SHOCKING FOOTAGE: Last ditch appeal at Kirklees Council cabinet meeting railroaded in 'bruising exchange' .

Kirklees have evaded engaging with the concerned public at every turn. This is a hugely intimidating arena and its quite shocking to realise how the public can be talked to in such a disrespectful manner. This was our ONLY chance to get our views heard and we were shut down. We have serious concerns over the report the Cabinet members received. We have tried all democratic avenues to be heard and have utilised support from our local MP who has also been ignored. Our proposal to rejig the plan is remarkably similar to the councils original plan so why are they not prepared to discuss it? It's quite a bruising exchange towards the end of the footage.....

We will fight this!

2018-03-20 01:32:21 +0000

lots of press coming in. this story is so sad: "BULLDOZERS WRECK PENSIONER'S ALLOTMENT whilst he is in HOSPITAL. Kirklees Council rushing through plans to tear up plots .... " -->

2018-02-13 05:20:42 +0000

Excellent lead news story from BBC Look North for our campaign and allotments in general! please watch and SHARE THIS!
(for share options just click the arrow top right on the screen)

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:

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