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Southwark is still proposing burial on the Old Nursery site at Honor Oak Park station - even after 76% of residents surveyed said 'no burial at all' on this site.

 

This is what Southwark are proposing:

 

Option 2 - 1,000 new burial plots, with headstones (standard), to be dug up in 75 years

 

Option 3 - 1,000 new burial plots without headstones, meadow, also possibly dug up in 75 years

 

Option 4 - 1,000 new burial plots, trees/woodland planted over, also possibly dug up in 75 years

 

The Friends of Camberwell Cemeteries - Save Southwark Woods campaign is against all three proposals.

 

New burial is a destructive waste of inner city public green space. There is burial space available outside the city and burial on this site is only another short-term sticking plaster.

 

Southwark has just cut down two acres of woods in Camberwell Old Cemetery for burial plots. They are not after woodland, they are after burial plots.

 

We are for 'Option 5': No burial, make it a 3-acre Nature Reserve without burial.

 

The Old Nursery site Area B has never been used for burial and we are campaigning for it to be preserved as public green space for nature, not burial.

 

You only have until 31st October to respond.

 

Email Southwark today with your view:

 

tara.kelly@southwark.gov.uk

 

and copy us in:

 

savesouthwarkwoods@gmail.com

 

Whatever your view, please add this statement, if you agree:

 

"It is utterly irresponsible and wrong for Southwark to make any decision about the Old Nursery site as they are in the middle of a 'review' of this out-of-date, environmentally and socially destructive, financially wasteful and hugely unpopular Cemetery Strategy.

 

We want a full Statutory Consultation on Southwark’s burial policy and cemetery plans, not just a ‘review’."

 

 

Full details of Southwark’s plans for the Old Nursery site Area B are here:

 

http://www.southwark.gov.uk/info/200032/deaths_funerals_and_cremations/2231/the_future_of_southwarks_cemeteries/4

 

 

Southwark's own survey on using this 3-acre brownfield site for burial plots shows the vast majority of residents - 76% - totally opposed to using the site for burial plots, asking instead for woods, nature reserves, natural green space, not burial.

 

Another 17% were unhappy with some aspect of Southwark's plans for the site.

 

Only 4% supported Southwark Council's plans in full.

 

Download Southwark's own survey report below:

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

Deadline end of Monday 31st October

www.SaveSouthwarkWoods.org.uk    |    savesouthwarkwoods@gmail.com    |    @southwarkwoods    |    Facebook Page Save Southwark Woods

6 SAVE SOUTHWARK WOODS LOGO TWO ACRES OF WOODS CUT DOWN CAMBERWELL OLD CEMETER Southwark Area B Survey Report by Westco

Above: The Old Nursery site Area B - three acres of inner city public green space - a brownfield site thriving with nature, that has never been used for burial plots, but is about to be locked up forever as burial space.

 

76% of residents have told Southwark they don't want burial on this site. Southwark say they are considering planting trees but just felled two acres of woods in Camberwell Old Cemetery, below. It's not woods Southwark are after but burial plots, at any cost.

 

1 2016_10_18 THE OLD NURSERY SITE AREA B 2 2016_10_18 THE OLD NURSERY SITE AREA B