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Deforestation is happening now - in polluted inner London. Please email Sadiq Khan to meet with us, it’s urgent.

 

The Mayor of London is consulting on plans to tackle London’s lethal air pollution. Acres of deforestation is happening right now, in polluted inner London.

 

Please email Sadiq Khan to meet with us urgently.

 

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

mayoroflondon@london.gov.uk

 

and copy Jeremy Corbyn, local MP Harriet Harman and us in:

corbynj@parliament.uk

harriet.harman.mp@parliament.uk

savesouthwarkwoods@gmail.com

Deforestation is happening now - in polluted inner London. Please ask Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to meet us - it's urgent

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Another day demonstrating why these beautiful woods should be declared Memorial Park Nature Reserves...

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Before and after: Southwark Council felled two acres of Grade 1 SINC woods at Camberwell Old Cemetery in inner London in February 2016.

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

Dear Mayor Khan,

 

Please meet with the Friends of Camberwell Cemeteries to stop inner city deforestation happening now in London's cemeteries

 

You have promised to tackle London’s terrible air pollution, plant two million trees and help make London a National Park City.

 

But deforestation is happening right now in polluted inner London. Acres of woods are being cut down, for inner city burial plots.

 

London’s woods and trees absorb a huge amount of air pollution – VOCs, carbon monoxide, NOx, SOx and particulates as well as CO2.

 

But a change in the law means London’s old graves could be mounded over or dug up for new burial plots - and 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 by Southwark Council to get at the old graves beneath their roots.

 

Ten more acres of inner city SINC woods are to go.

 

Multiply that by 32 Boroughs.

 

Just for the sake of burying people in the inner city.

 

This is a London-wide issue. The new laws apply to the whole of London - Southwark is just the test case.

 

All London’s cemeteries – their woods, graves, nature, history and future – are at risk.

 

Air pollution does not obey Borough boundaries. We need our beautiful cemetery woods, graves, history and nature, for climate resilience, health and wellbeing, our history and our future.

 

Solutions for all are available.

 

Please meet with the Friends of Camberwell Cemeteries to discuss them, and stop the deforestation of London's cemeteries now.

 

Thank you!

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Please also respond to the air pollution consultation if you can.

Ask Mayor Khan to save the woods and graves of all London's cemeteries from being cut down or dug up for inner city burial - their hundreds of acres across London play a vital role for clean air, climate resilience, nature, beauty, history and London's future:

 

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