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Please email Michael Gove and ask him to help stop the destruction of 12 acres of woodland, trees and meadow in Camberwell Old Cemetery. 

 

Suggested text is below - but write what you like, personalised messages are more effective:

 

Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

michael.gove.mp@parliament.uk  

 

and copy in:

Sue Hayman, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

sue.hayman.mp@parliament.uk 

 

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn

corbynj@parliament.uk

 

and Friends of Camberwell Cemeteries

savesouthwarkwoods@gmail.com

CAMBERWELL OLD CEMETERY WOOD IS BEING CUT DOWN Please ask Environment Secretary Michael Gove to intervene

23 May 2018

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

Residents say these beautiful woods should be declared Nature Reserves - not cut down.

6 SAVE SOUTHWARK WOODS LOGO AREA Z CAMBERWELL OLD CEMETERY TWO ACRES OF WOODS CUT DOWN CAMBERWELL OLD CEMETER

Before and after: Southwark Council felled two acres of Grade 1 SINC woods at Camberwell Old Cemetery in inner London

Bottom: 10 MORE ACRES OF GRADE 1 SINC WOODS still to go.

Dear Secretary of State,

 

Please intervene to stop Southwark Council cutting down 12 acres of Camberwell Old Cemetery Wood, and protect it as a Nature Reserve.

 

Inner city deforestation is happening now in London's cemeteries. Acres of invaluable woods and nature are being cleared, for inner city burial plots on existing graves.

 

A change in the law means London’s old graves can be dug up for new burial plots - but many acres of woods and trees are 'in the way'.

 

Two acres of Grade 1 SINC Woods at Camberwell Old Cemetery have already been cut down. Ten more acres are doomed unless Southwark Council stops their destruction.

 

Southwark has also stripped three acres of woods and meadow on One Tree Hill and in the Honor Oak Nature Corridor of vegetation for sterile burial areas.

 

Multiply that by 32 Boroughs in London and more around the country.

 

We need our beautiful cemetery woods, graves, history and nature, for climate resilience, health and wellbeing, our history and our future.

 

Thank you.

 

[then put your name and address/postcode here]

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