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Alert the Press to Southwark Council’s destruction of Camberwell Old and New Cemeteries' woods and graves

23rd September 2017

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Memorials of dead poor being removed Camberwell New Cemetery. September 2017

Dear SSW supporter,

 

Alert the Press to Southwark Council’s destruction of its cemetery woods and graves

 

Please express your anger and disgust to your local newspaper or TV station.

 

Southwark Council is toppling and removing poor people’s memorials in the cemeteries. They are cutting down acres of trees. All this to sell off burial plots on top of the dead. Even the CWGC graves of war heroes are being developed over for new private burial areas. Not enough people know about this.

 

http://savesouthwarkwoods.org.uk/poor-grave-memorials-destroyed/4594041359

 

You can help by emailing, snailmailing, tweeting, instagramming etc media outlets including:

 

letters@standard.co.uk

home.news@thetimes.co.uk

guardian.letters@theguardian.com

dtletters@telegraph.co.uk

stletters@telegraph.co.uk

letters@independent.co.uk

news.london@ukmetro.co.uk

letters@southwarknews.co.uk

edit@londonnewsonline.co.uk

 

planning@londonlive.co.uk

yourlondon@bbc.co.uk

newsroom@lbc.co.uk

info@capitalfm.com

5live@bbc.co.uk

 

Please tell them, in your own words, what an environmental and heritage disaster this is and ask them to report on it.

 

This is a scandal.

 

And please tell them to contact us: savesouthwarkwoods@gmail.com

 

Thank you.

 

Blanche Cameron

Friends of Camberwell Cemeteries

Save Southwark Woods Campaign

 

More information on our website including:

 

WW1 and WW2 heroes’ graves being developed over:

http://www.savesouthwarkwoods.org.uk/war-graves/4593975680

 

 

The story of the Camberwell Cemeteries: Evening Standard 10th April 2016

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Majority of graves in Camberwell Cemeteres are poor graves (common or public graves) with 'few or no rights' - but many with families still living

Southwark Council is burying over the dead and wants to dig up thousands of graves for new burial plots - with devastating consequences for nature and heritage.

 

Acres of woods and graves have alrady been lost. But acres remain to be saved.

 

Stop Southwark bulldozing our cemeteries. Save them as nature reserves.