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

  • Allotment plots are (or at least should be) a vital part of every community. We moved to the UK 5 years ago and are now in our 4th season as allotment holders with two plots. The experience of growing your own produce, teaching your kids about plants & nature and the friendships made are priceless in today's society. Keep up the great work and good luck for the future
  • We just saved our allotments in Northants, well worth saving, good luck
  • I have a plot in Brighouse & rumour is rife we are going to loose our plots to Housing? As the council are under pressure to build over 3000 houses in the area

Updates

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!
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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