Save the beautiful wild woods of Camberwell Old and New Cemeteries for people, for nature and for the future!
Southwark Council is planning to destroy the woods of Camberwell Old and New Cemeteries, including felling over 30 mature trees, to make way for more than 2,000 new burial plots!
Woodlands are the lungs of London. We want the cemeteries turned into local Nature Reserves, as with Nunhead Cemetery. Both cemeteries are part of the London Green Chain Walk and Camberwell Old Cemetery is a Grade 1 Site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation. These wonderful woodlands are home to protected species, a wild tangle of trees and undergrowth, a haven of habitats and they are valuable to nature, to people and to the future.
The woodlands provide many valuable benefits locally, cleaning the air, absorbing and filtering storm water, keeping the neighbourhood cool in summer, and providing beautiful, natural places for our mental and physical well-being.
Please sign the petition and help Save Southwark Woods!
Come and protest these proposals at the public meeting with Southwark Council: 7.00pm – 8.30pm Wednesday 11th February 2015, at Honor Oak Baptist Church, 108 Forest Hill Road SE22 0SG, with an exhibition of the council’s plans and opportunity to comment from 2.00pm.