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

23rd September 2017


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.

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.

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

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:

Thank you.

Blanche Cameron

Friends of Camberwell Cemeteries

Save Southwark Woods Campaign