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Southwark’s Burial Strategy is a Southwark-wide Issue

SSW has today written to all Southwark councillors to remind them that Southwark’s burial strategy – and the destruction it threatens – is a borough-wide issue. The council proposes chainsawing 10 acres of high-quality woodland and wooded areas, and excavating...

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Jenny Jones meets to discuss action with Save Southwark Woods

This week, London Assembly Member Jenny Jones, Baroness Moulsecoomb, met with Save Southwark Woods representatives at City Hall to share information about the campaign. Many inner London cemeteries are now protected as nature reserves for their valuable social,...

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Southwark Woods – just a worthless piece of old scrub?

Southwark residents gathered yesterday to celebrate the worthless, scrubby ugliness of Southwark Woods. While most old inner London cemeteries are preserved for their social, environmental and economic value as nature reserves, Southwark council want to chainsaw and...

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Southwark Woods nominated as Asset of Community Value

Today, in what is believed to be an unprecedented step, Camberwell Old Cemetery and Camberwell New Cemetery in the London Borough of Southwark were nominated as "assets of community value" to protect them from destruction by Southwark Council, who owns them. Save...

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Southwark council calls woodland campaigners ‘liars’

Yesterday, Des Waters of Southwark Council took the unacceptable step of calling Save Southwark Woods campaigners 'liars' for the way they have represented their campaign to save the woodlands of Camberwell Old and New Cemeteries. Representatives from Save Southwark...

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Save Southwark Woods presses for wildness

Campaigners today will take their demands to council leaders to save Southwark Woods. Southwark Woods are the wild woods that have grown up around thousands of old graves at Camberwell Old and New Cemeteries over decades of benign neglect. Southwark council wants to...

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Support from left and right of politics

Lawyer and Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidate for Camberwell and Peckham, Nick Wrack, gave his support to the Save Southwark Woods campaign on Resonance FM this week. The host of Nunhead American Radio, comedian Lewis Schaffer, asked Nick, “Why...

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Save Southwark Woods invites Southwark council to meet

Save Southwark Woods campaigners have today requested a meeting “at the earliest opportunity” with Southwark councillors to explain their objections to the council’s plans and propose alternatives. Southwark is planning to fell dozens of mature trees and clear...

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Where will the children play?

“You roll on roads over fresh green grass, for your lorry loads, pumping petrol gas” sang Cat Stevens. “I know we’ve come a long way, we’re changing day to day, but tell me, where do the children play?” The magical Southwark Woods, threatened by development for 6,000...

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