10,000 signatures reached
To: London Borough of Southwark
Save Southwark Woods
Save the beautiful wild woods of Camberwell Old and New Cemeteries for people, for nature and for the future!
Why is this important?
We are petitioning the London Borough of Southwark to stop destroying trees, open spaces and graves in Camberwell Old and New Cemeteries and make the cemeteries nature reserves.
Southwark Council is destroying the woods and graves of Camberwell Old and New Cemeteries for the largest grave mounding and excavation project in UK history.
Southwark Council is destroying 12 acres of woodland, mounding over tens of thousands of public graves then excavating every grave over 75 years old for 'new' inner city burial.
These woods are the lungs of London.
These graves are our history and our heritage.
We want the Camberwell Cemeteries saved and declared Local Nature Reserves, as Nunhead, Highgate, and Tower Hamlets Cemeteries now are, with the graves and monuments protected with respect for the dead, and woods for the living.
How it will be delivered
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