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

  • Kirklees Council has a track record of riding roughshod over those trying to protect valued community sites - Clayton Fields being a notable case in the past few years. Allotments are an important community resource and should not be destroyed when there are sensible alternatives available.
  • Because so many allotments are being lost they seem to be such an easy target. And there seem to be other options available. Disgraceful.
  • Allotments are part of the community,or at least should be, we have taught our children and grandchildren where food comes from now to care for it and most importantly how to enjoy the taste of REAL fruit and veg. Keep fighting to keep your allotments, years of hard work,planning and growing wonderful food. Right the council all the way.

Updates

2018-08-28 17:21:27 +0100

latest BBC Look North TV piece 26th August. please share
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8b5E7xPzKk&t=11s

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!

https://youtu.be/u7-YiwewmqI

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 .... " --> https://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/bulldozers-wreck-pensioners-allotment-whilst-14411503

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)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpZLEtxvXjc&t=50s

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