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

  • Solidarity! I would hope to get support if my allotment was under threat - as would any allotment tenant - for a whole host of reasons, mostly related to health, environment and society.
  • I have worked an allotment for the last 5 years - I would be devastated if my allotment were under threat of being taken away, I have depression and my allotment keeps me active and less sad having a great impact on my life
  • I'm Chairman of the Bere Ferrers Allotment group. I totally understand the multiple reasons why allotments are a vital part of the community...mental and emotional wellbeing, physical fitness benefits, lessening impact on NHS services, involvement of school groups, a refuge and place to understand nature as well as growing good food and friendships. When it's gone it's gone forever....keep you the fight.

Updates

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