To: London Borough of Southwark

Save Southwark Woods

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?

Southwark Council is destroying the woods and graves of the Camberwell Old and New Cemeteries to make Super Cemeteries.

This is 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 the undersigned 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

The petition is ongoing. Please sign and share it, then visit our website for all information on the campaign.
www.savesouthwarkwoods.org.uk

Twitter @SouthwarkWoods

Join the Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Southwark-Woods/700671496717263

London Borough of Southwark

Reasons for signing

  • It is important to maintain these graves as a reminder of just what these special people did for their country. One of my relatives, Henry Whybra is buried there and I feel the memorial should be left.
  • War graves should never be destroyed. My relative Henry Whybra died of wounds from WW1 and is buried there.
  • Pte. Henry Whybra, one of the 48 WW1 soldiers buried there, was my relative. He was born in Camberwell, lived and worked there, was wounded and came home to die at the age of 29 and be buried there. He gave his all for six feet by two of Camberwell. I think the council should treat his remains with the dignity they deserve.

Updates

2015-09-26 08:34:25 +0100

Dear Friends of Southwark Woods,

URGENT: OBJECT TO SOUTHWARK COUNCIL'S APPLICATIONS TO TEAR DOWN ACRES OF WOODS AND GRAVES

We urgently need objections. Three applications = three objections.
We've made it really easy. All the info is here: www.savesouthwarkwoods.orguk/object

We only have until 5th October.

Thank you to everyone who has objected so far. We can do it!

Save Southwark Woods!

Blanche

Blanche Cameron
for Save Southwark Woods
07731 304 966
savesouthwarkwoods@gmail.com
http://www.savesouthwarkwoods.org.uk/object
@southwarkwoods
Facebook Page Save Southwark Woods

2015-05-08 18:41:58 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2015-05-07 14:17:58 +0100

Through this petition and paper petitions, Save Southwark Woods has earned the constitutional right to present the petition tot he full Council Assembly on evening of July 8th. There will be more information soon and we will be organising people to come along to help deliver it. It would be great to get to 10,000 signatures by then - 60 days!! We will also be delivering posters around Southwark, so let us know if you can help with that too. Go the Facebook page Save Southwark Woods, twitter @southwarkwoods or website www.savesouthwarkwoods.org.uk. Thank you for your support! Save Southwark Woods!

2015-02-04 22:30:23 +0000

Dear Save Southwark Wood supporters,
We recently passed 2,000 signatures, thank you all so much for your support. We have one week until the Public Meeting with Southwark Council - could you please share the petition as widely as possible for the last few days? Every signature counts - we will be presenting the petition to the council and making our own counter proposals at the meeting next Wednesday 11th - wish us luck!

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-southwark-woods

If you can come along, even better:
7.00 - 8.30pm
Honor Oak Baptist Church, 108 Forest Hill Road London SE22 0SG
with council plans to view from 2.00pm

Thanks again, nearly there.
Blanche Cameron for
Save Southwark Woods

2015-01-26 18:36:32 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2015-01-25 13:17:46 +0000

Dear Save Southwark Wood supporters! We are hoping to make 1,000 signatures this weekend, so if you can share the link that would be great:
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-southwark-woods - thanks to all those who already have!

We are also gathering paper signatures from Southwark residents so if you are from Southwark and can take a paper petition please get in touch - this will be vital in showing the strength of local (voter) feeling against these terrible proposals. Just email me at becameron@hotmail.co.uk for this or any other info.

Let's Save Southwark Woods - for nature, for people and for the future!

Best wishes,

Blanche Cameron

2015-01-24 23:12:29 +0000

500 signatures reached

2015-01-24 07:48:17 +0000

100 signatures reached

2015-01-23 23:01:35 +0000

50 signatures reached

2015-01-23 21:33:18 +0000

25 signatures reached

2015-01-23 20:35:49 +0000

10 signatures reached