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• Southwark has been burying over WW1 soldiers’ war graves for years – and maybe even re-using their graves. CGWC not informed.

7 July 2017

 

• Southwark raises plaque for Nunhead WW2 rocket victims - while preparing to dig up their graves

28 June 2017

 

• Families to Protest Cemetery Digging Up Loved Ones to Resell Burial Plots - Survey shows 91% of respondents are against

22 June 2017

 

• What would happen if the Grenfell disaster happened in Southwark? Despite claims, Southwark does not provide burial for all

19 June 2017

 

Southwark burial on Metropolitan Open Land ‘inappropriate and undemocratic’

16 June 2017

 

• Southwark Council claims archaeologists not needed for redevelopment of Victorian Cemetery

6 June 2017

 

• Last chance to save three acres of Honor Oak Nature Corridor  

31 May 2017

 

• Are First World War graves at risk of development in the UK? FOCC appeals to CWGC for help

26 May 2017

 

• Names of missing 131 WW1 soldiers released by cemetery campaigners

25 May 2017

 

• More than 700 in one day call Southwark to make the Camberwell Cemeteries nature reserves. Will they listen?

22 May 2017

 

• Meet us at Nunhead Cemetery Open Day

17 May 2017

 

• Church of England suggests CWGC need not erect headstones for Southwark's First World War soldiers

15 May 2017

 

• Southwark didn't check for First World War soldiers' graves before starting massive cemetery redevelopment, FOI reveals

12 May 2017

 

• Fury as families not consulted on having their loved ones dug up for new burial plots

5 May 2017

 

• Southwark refuses to act on religious discrimination - FOCC demands inquiry

2 May 2017

 

• Southwark burial Councillor accuses community stakeholder group of lying - group files formal complaint

30 April 2017

 

• Buzzfeed reports: “London Councils Are Selling Private Burial Plots On Paupers' Graves”

28 April 2017

 

• SCANDAL: Southwark sold burial plots over the dead without telling buyers - and are still trying to hide it from Cemetery users

26 April 2017 

 

• Multifaith leaders confirm religious discrimination in burial service - yet Southwark to do nothing

23 April 2017

 

• Labour-led Southwark disrespecting the poor in death, building roads over their graves and destroying their memorials

22 April 2017

 

• Cemetery Groups Unite to Demand No Further Tree Felling in Camberwell Old Cemetery

21 April 2017

 

• Southwark Council trying to dodge planning again, felling more cemetery woods without permission

18 April 2017

 

• Southwark claims no medium-sized trees were cut down in two acres of cemetery woods

14 April 2017

 

• Southwark continues religious discrimination cover-up in Burial Service

13 April 2017

 

• Southwark Council hid 42 soldiers’ War Graves from public planning application

7 April 2017

 

• Public again rejects plans to take nature space for burial plots – will Southwark listen?

5 April 2017

 

• Southwark Muslim and Jewish residents must change burial rites or be buried out of the borough

30 March 2017

 

• Questions into the Burial Service Southwark Council won’t answer

28 March 2017

 

• Who is stealing London’s cemeteries? Robbing graves and nature for innercity burial

27 March 2017

 

• Southwark cutting down trees directly over graves - risking the remains of 48,000 poor dead and WW1 soldiers

24 March 2017

 

• Object again to burial in Area B Honor Oak Nature Corridor (even though Southwark will ignore it)

23 March 2017

 

• Southwark Council breaches planning consent by felling on One Tree Hill in bird nesting season

20 March 2017 

 

• FOCC SSW urges residents to object to development in the Honor Oak Nature Corridor. Deadline: Midnight April 3rd

18 March 2017

 

• Southwark is cutting down trees on One Tree Hill for ‘local burial plots’ - to be bought by anyone who can pay

17 March 2017

 

• Tell Southwark Council to stop tree felling immediately – it’s bird nesting season!

16 March 2017

 

• Southwark begins cutting trees on One Tree Hill and resumes cutting in Camberwell Old Cemetery.

13 March 2017

 

• Does the Church condone Southwark’s discriminatory burial policy?

27 February 2017

 

• Southwark Council denies the burial discrimination confirmed by its own 2012 strategy

24 February 2017

 

• Residents fight Southwark digging up the dead

21 February 2017

 

• Austerity-Strapped Southwark Blowing Millions on Burial Plots

13 February 2017

 

• Harriet Harman tacitly supports religious discrimination against Muslims in Southwark Cemeteries

8 February 2017

 

• Orthodox Muslims and Jews excluded from burial in Southwark Cemeteries

3 February 2017

 

• Campaign alerts Church Court to flood risk from cemetery project

27 January 2017

 

• Friends of Camberwell Cemeteries speak out to stop Honor Oak Park Station land development

25 January 2017

 

• Southwark cannot say current burial design won’t flood homes

20 January 2017

 

• How much is a tree worth? Pioneering economic valuation of nature moves ahead in Southwark

10 January 2017

 

• The revolution starts Tuesday: Southwark to start valuation of cemetery woods and trees

9 January 2017

 

• Will new year see Church agree or reject Southwark's destruction of cemetery woods and graves?

6 January 2017

 

• Finally – Southwark agrees to value natural assets of the Camberwell Cemeteries

29 November 2016

 

• Cemetery Stakeholder Group votes to save the Glade on One Tree Hill - will Southwark listen?

8 November 2016

 

• URGENT: Tell Southwark what you think of new burial proposals for the Old Nursery Site, Honor Oak Park

12 October 2016

 

• Protest on One Tree Hill - Southwark to start cutting down trees on One Tree Hill ‘within weeks’

10 October 2016

 

• Open letter to Jeremy Corbyn: stop the sell-off of Britain's cemeteries - woods, graves, history and nature

30 September 2016

 

• London needs all its woods. Khan supports National Park City, agreed felling acres of London woods for burial plots

23 September 2016

 

• Khan goes back on election promise, gives green light to cut down inner city woods for burial plots

19 September 2016

 

• Sadiq Khan to London's Cemeteries: Drop Dead

12 September 2016

 

• Private Eye exposes Southwark burial scandal. Cemeteries no longer to Rest In Peace

5 August 2016

 

• Deforestation is happening now in inner London. Sadiq Khan please meet with us – it’s urgent!

28 July 2016

 

• Cllr Wingfield announces out-of-borough burial is on cards

21 July 2016

 

• Appalling Southwark Labour Councillor behaviour at Community Council - formal complaints filed

19 July 2016

 

• Harriet Harman: 10 reasons why Southwark’s inner city burial project is not – and never can be – viable

6 July 2016

 

• Area B worth more than burial - Friends Group launches Public Ideas Competition

4 July 2016

 

• Southwark: ANOTHER 4 ACRES of inner city public Open Land grab for burial and car park

2 July 2016

 

• Southwark Council ADMIT to not telling burial plot buyers that ‘new’ plots are over the dead

10 June 2016

 

• Stop destroying woods and family heritage, FOCC tells Southwark Burial Councillor ‘Family History Buff’

2 June 2016

 

• SSW leaves Church process when told “Don’t mention the trees”

27 May 2016

 

• Church of England: No. We can’t ask Southwark Council to stop destroying woods and graves - even temporarily

17 May 2016

 

• Residents to meet outside Southwark Cathedral Monday as rare Church Consistory Court Hearings begin

13 May 2016

 

• Public outcry triggers rare Church Court hearing on felling woods to mound over London's dead - process starts Monday

12 May 2016

 

• New York Times values Southwark's disappearing woods

9 May 2016

 

• WTF? No Feasibility Study on Southwark’s obscene multi-million pound project to dig up the dead??

5 May 2016

 

• SSW demands Jeremy Corbyn suspend Southwark Leader Peter John for discrimination against Muslims and Jews

2 May 2016

 

• Lucky Shakespeare wasn't buried in Southwark

28 April 2016

 

• Southwark Council Misses Deadline - Fails to Defend Desecration of Graves and Felling of Woods

18 April 2016

 

• Labour-run Southwark desecrating the graves of the poor. Where have the headstones gone?

15 April 2016 

 

• Southwark Council denies it is committed to reusing graves - while reusing graves

12 April 2016

 

• ‘New’ Southwark burial plots are in fact over thousands of London’s dead poor

6 April 2016 

 

• Heritage, Nature and Beauty of all Britain's Cemeteries at risk: New video from Save Southwark Woods

2 April 2016

 

• A year constituted as Save Southwark Woods

1 April 2016

 

• Life After Death at the Camberwell Cemeteries

21 March 2016

 

• 'Trees: Our Cities' Lungs' – a child’s story

17 March 2016

 

• Southwark’s One Tree Hill burial project to cost the earth

14 March 2016 

 

• “The Slow and Tragic Death of a Beautiful Victorian Cemetery” - new video shows destruction

7 March 2016

 

• Save Southwark Woods joins Church legal process to represent 800 objectors in Court hearing

2 March 2016

 

• SSW asks Church of England: What are you doing to stop Southwark destroying woods without your permission?  

25 February 2016

 

• Southwark working ‘without permission’ says Church of England

23 February 2016

 

• Southwark’s ‘Super Cemeteries’: Camberwell Cemeteries to become London’s inner city burial ground

19 February 2016

 

• SSW files formal complaint against Parks Manager Rebecca Towers

12 February 2016

 

• Campaigners demand site inspection of cemetery woods destruction

11 February 2016

 

• Huge tree felled in Area Z on consecrated ground?

10 February 2016

 

• Diocese of Southwark to hold Consistory Court Hearing into Southwark Council's application for Faculty or permission

9 February 2016

 

• Harriet Harman and Zac Goldsmith back Save Southwark Woods protestors

8 February 2016

 

• Funeral for first trees felled at Southwark Woods

4 February 2016

 

• Funeral for the trees tomorrow

3 February 2016

 

• Save Southwark Woods asks Archbishop of Canterbury to stop unlawful destruction

1 February 2016

 

• Southwark Council misleads the public over Church Faculty Permission

30 January 2016

 

• Emergency Vigil for the trees

29 January 2016

 

• Church are in the dark

28 January 2016

 

• Council burial plans are Southwark’s ‘Third Runway’

26 January 2016

 

• Southwark Council has started work! On consecrated ground without Church permission!

25 January 2016

 

• Money, discrimination, excavation: the triple scandal at the heart of Southwark Labour's burial plans

23 January 2016

 

• Southwark buries plans on Christmas Eve - again!

21 January 2016

 

• Campaign to call cops on Council at One Tree Hill

20 January 2016

 

• In Southwark the dead have no name

18 January 2016

 

• Council denies plans for largest excavation of graves in British history

14 January 2016

 

• How will Southwark dig up its dead?

13 January 2016

 

• Southwark to Evict its Dead to Sell Burial to Other Boroughs

12 January 2016

 

• Southwark Council calls us liars, denies grave excavation plans

8 January 2016

 

• Grave Destruction: Thousands of remains to be dug up at the Camberwell Cemeteries

4 January 2016

 

• A year of saving Southwark Woods

24 December 2015

 

• Save Southwark Woods calls for first ever deliberate “rewilding” of cemeteries

17 December 2015

 

• The Church can save Southwark Woods. SSW calls for urgent action from the Diocese of Southwark

14 December 2015

 

• Southwark Council to fell trees on One Tree Hill? This Sunday: Southwark Woods Festival of Lights

11 December 2015

 

• Is the Diocese of Southwark aware that Southwark Council plans to start felling trees next week?

9 December 2015

 

• Why is Southwark Council writing a blank cheque for Burial Services? SSW requests costs of burial plans. AGAIN.

2 December 2015

 

• Probably legal - but definitely not right: Not enough legal grounds to challenge Southwark's plans in court

16 November 2015

 

• Politicians object to the Church of England over Southwark's destructive plans for Cemeteries

30 October 2015

 

• Councillors Rubber Stamp Southwark's Worst Burial Plans Ever 

7 October 2015

 

• Southwark Council's burial provision discriminates against Muslim and Jewish residents

4 October 2015

 

• Save Southwark Woods asks Thames Water to carry out water quality testing at Camberwell Cemeteries

28 September 2015

 

• Save Southwark Woods asks Environment Agency halt burials in Southwark cemeteries due to possible health risks

24 September 2015

 

• Is Southwark Council burying bodies illegally?

22 September 2015

 

• Is Southwark Council misleading the Environment Agency?

21 September 2015

 

• SSW rallies woods and history lovers to object to Southwark plans to destroy inner city woodland and heritage

7 September 2015

 

• Save Southwark Woods Calls for Public Inquiry

3 September 2015

 

• Southwark Cllr Gavin Edwards 'unfit for public office'

28 August 2015 

 

• Guide to Southwark Doublespeak

26 August 2015

 

• Southwark’s Camberwell Cemeteries planning applications a ‘sham’

25 August 2015

 

• Community volunteers map 150 trees to save Southwark Woods

7 August 2015

 

• Southwark's new TPO no longer protects many Camberwell Old Cemetery trees - also hidden in Public Consultation

31 July 2015

 

• Eight London Mayoral hopefuls would save Southwark Woods

28 July 2015

 

• Woodland Trust to help map Ancient and Veteran Trees at Southwark Woods

27 July 2015

 

• "What did you know, when did you know it?"

20 July 2015

 

• Council burial debate a sham - Southwark had already applied for planning permission

17 July 2015

 

• SSW Demands Removal of Cllr Darren Merrill From Burial Policy

15 July 2015

 

• Southwark Removes Historic Burial Monuments and Memorials Without Notice

12 July 2015

 

• Southwark Ignores Petition by over 8,500 to Save Southwark Woods

9 Juy 2015

 

• Southwark: Cutting Down Woods Makes People's Blood Boil

2 July 2015

 

• Southwark Burial Strategy has No Public Mandate

1 July 2015

 

• Southwark Burial Strategy is a Southwark-Wide issue

30 June 2015

 

• Richard Reynolds on the fight for Elephant & Castle Urban Forest and Southwark Woods

26 June 2015

 

• Liberal Democrats call for full Public Consultation on council plans for Southwark Woods

25 June 2015

 

• AM Jenny Jones meets to discuss action with Save Southwark Woods

24 June 2015

 

• Southwark Woods – just a worthless piece of old scrub?

22 June 2015

 

• Aerial video shows the beauty and extent of Southwark Woods at risk at Camberwell Old and New Cemeteries

19 June 2015

 

• Southwark council admits capital costs of £5.2M for inner city burial plans will never be recouped. So who benefits?

16 June 2015

 

• Southwark to spend £35M for 4,800 burial plots worth £8M, losing £27M and destroying woods possibly worth £44M a year to London – what??

10 June 2015

 

• Southwark Council burial plans could cost three times as much as the £5.2M quoted – possibly more

4 June 2015

 

• Dear Peter John: Will your £5M+ plan create graves accessible to Southwark residents of all faiths seeking burial?

1 June 2015

 

• Family Ceme-Tree Day: bug hunting, tree hugging and protesting the destruction of beautiful Southwark Woods

26 May 2015

 

• Southwark Head of Public Realm Des Waters forced to retract allegations to community and apologise

20 May 2015

 

• Petition reaches 6,000 - here's why

13 May 2015

 

• Will Peter John keep his promise not to start work at Southwark Woods until Council makes its decision?

9 May 2015

 

• Dear Harriet Harman: Please listen to thousands of residents and save Southwark Woods

5 May 2015

 

• Southwark Council "finds" the plans to cut down Southwark Woods

2 May 2015

 

• Community campaigners to present vision of 100 Acre Wood to Council Assembly

24 April 2015

 

• Southwark Woods nominated as Asset of Community Value

14 April 2015

 

• Save Southwark Woods invited to present case to full Council Assembly

13 April 2015

 

• Southwark want to turn cemetery woodlands into a construction waste reprocessing plant

3 April 2015

 

• Southwark council may not receive necessary Church permission for grave plan

2 April 2015

 

• Tower Hamlets buys multi-faith burial ground at Kemnal Park Cemetery

30 March 2015

 

• Southwark council calls woodland campaigners 'liars'

26 March  2015

 

• Save Southwark Woods presses for wildness

25 March 2015

 

• Protecting woodland is an election issue

24 March 2015

 

• 34 questions for Southwark council

23 March 2015

 

• Support from left and right of politics

19 March 2015

 

• Council Leader accuses campaigners of disrespect for the dead - whose disrespect?

18 March 2015

 

• Save Southwark Woods invites council to meet

13 March 2015

 

• 'Phone tree' to defend Southwark Woods

12 March 2015

 

• Where will the money go?

10 March 2015

 

• 300 march to save Southwark Woods today

8 March 2015

 

• Teddy Bears' 100 Acre Wood Walk tomorrow

7 March 2015

 

• London, bring out your dead, says Southwark Council Leader Peter John

5 March 2015

 

• Where will the children play?

3 March 2015

 

• Residents to March For The Woods - 100 Acre Wood Walk

2 March 2015

 

• 'Gruesome Juice'

1 March 2015

 

• What's an inner-city woodland worth?

28 February 2015

 

• It’s fine to chop down the woods – they’re ugly!

27 February 2015

 

• “Astroturf more bio-diverse than tended cemeteries” jokes top bug man

25 February 2015

 

• Save Southwark Woods campaign gains momentum, thousands sign petition

24 February 2015

 

• iTree survey? Don't bother say Southwark residents

23 February 2015

 

• Southwark Council asked the public to respond to their burial plans - but don't like their response

17 February 2015

 

• Leading environmentalist joins Save Southwark Woods campaign

16 February 2015

 

• Save Southwark Woods campaign garners cross-party support

15 February 2015

 

• Save our magical woodland - and make a 100 Acre Wood in Southwark

12 February 2015

 

• Southwark knows where the bodies are buried

12 February 2015

 

• Southwark can't see the woods for the trees

10 February 2015

 

• Save Southwark Woods!

3 February 2015

Camberwell Cemeteries news as it happens...