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All UK cemeteries are at risk.Cemetery owners want to dig up all graves to sell off as 'new' burial plots over other people's graves. The BBC report  above tells the story.

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SIGN THE 38 DEGREES PETITION

SAVE CAMBERWELL OLD CEMETERY WOOD Act now

12 ACRES OF WOODS BEING CUT DOWN - Save nature and heritage in our public cemeteries

Area Z Trees cut in memorials NEW BURIAL PLOTS AT WOODVALE CAMBERWELL OLD CEMETE

 

 

 

Above: £2M of trees destroyed to make it easier to reuse graves. Photo Camberwell New Cemetery, July 2017.

Southwark is turning a once beautiful Victorian-era cemetery into sterile, commercial burial fields - unsuitable for up to half of residents for whom burial is the only option. April 2017.

CNC Poor Peoples Graves Vandalised CNC August 2017 READ: WW1 Graves Buried Over -Britain at War article

Still 10 ACRES to save in Camberwell Old Cemetery Wood

Camberwell Old Cemetery June 2017 Looking Down Lan Southwark Cemeteries Map.jpg COC Area Z from air

The Camberwell Old and New Cemeteries are not in Camberwell - they're in East Dulwich and Honor Oak:

 

Camberwell Old Cemetery

Forest Hill Road London SE22 0RU

 

Camberwell New Cemetery

Brenchley Gardens London SE23 3RD

COC Area Z Devastation

 

OUTRAGE AND TRAGEDY. ACRES OF CAMBERWELL OLD CEMETERY WOOD DESTROYED - ACRES TO SAVE.

 

ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO BELIEVE. Southwark Council felling 100s of TREES and scraping away 1000s of MEMORIALS to bury the dead in used graves. This magical place will be LOST FOR GENERATIONS. Tell them to stop.

Camberwell Old Cemetery glade due to be felled for Camberwell Old Cemetery Woods 2017

Destruction of nature and heritage in the New Cemetery, too.

TWO ACRES OF WOODS CUT DOWN CAMBERWELL OLD CEMETER AREA B Nature Corridor burial in clay

Above photos: Some of the 100s of trees cut down in Area Z of Camberwell Old Cemetery Wood in 2016. Southwark is going after the remaining 10 acres.  

 

Southwark is telling residents:

"No, we're not cutting down 12 acres of woodland. Any such claims are untrue."

 

But we super-imposed Southwark's own plans on a Google Earth image. (Pages 53 and 61 of Southwark Council's Cemetery Strategy 2012. ) Destined to go: Areas H1, H2, H3, J, K,and L. Area Z, gone. And we have acres cut down.

 

Southwark must now know what it are doing is wrong.

 

COC Area Z Google Aerial View Oct 2017 Two (794 x

Above: Memorials  from WW2 era, destroyed in Camberwell New Cemetery, on the side of One Tree Hill. October 2017.

London clay unfit for new burial plots - waterlogged. 3 acres of meadow and wood in the Honor Oak Nature Corridor, cleared for burial. March 2018

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COC BURIAL PLOT PLANS OVERLAY COC WOODS 2 COC Area Z Google Aerial View Oct 2017 Two (794 x Southwark Cemeteries Map.jpg

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Camberwell Old Cemetery

Forest Hill Road London SE22 0RU

 

By bus: 63 and 363 both stop at main entrance on Forest Hill Road

P13 stops near rear entrance on corner of Wood Vale and Langton Rise

 

By train: Honor Oak Park station then 15 minute walk or

P12 bus outside the station

 

Camberwell New Cemetery

Brenchley Gardens London SE23 3RD

 

By bus: P12 to either the main Brenchley Gardens entrance or rear entrance by Honor Oak Park station.

 

By train: Honor Oak Park or Crofton Park.

 

Bike and car parking available at both cemeteries just inside the gates

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Dozens of trees cut down on One Tree Hill, next to the Nature Reserve, to create burial plots. March 2016.

BURIAL OVER THE DEAD ON WOODVALE CAMBERWELL OLD CE COC Lane Doomed (1373 x 772)