500 signatures reached
To: Greater London Authority
Secure the long-term protection of Crossbones Graveyard
“We, the undersigned, call on the Greater London Authority in considering granting planning permission for the Landmark Court development to ensure that Crossbones Graveyard remains a protected memorial garden in perpetuity and that the GLA acknowledges its own role as the landowner (through TfL) as the custodian of the Graveyard, promoting it as a key heritage, cultural, community and spiritual asset in a Tier 1 Archaeological Priority Area. We call on the GLA to acknowledge and ensure that:
1. Crossbones Graveyard is a destination and a sanctuary not a thoroughfare;
2. In the GLA’s role as custodian of the site, that it ensure an appropriate management body (open spaces charity/community group e.g. Bankside Open Spaces Trust) is appointed as the steward of the site throughout the lease term. The lease itself to be transferable to another similar management body.
3. Crossbones Graveyard is protected through a long term lease and associated management agreement which reflects Crossbones position as a heritage site – 299 years / in perpetuity;
4. Funding is assured throughout the life of the lease for site supervision (wardens) and maintenance to protect the historic material culture on site.”
Why is this important?
To protect Crossbones Graveyard and Memorial Garden as a key heritage, cultural, community and spiritual asset.