All UK cemeteries are at risk. Councils want to dig up all graves to sell off as 'new' burial plots. This video tells the story.
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• Woods & Nature - Acres of inner London woods are being cut down
• Heritage - Graves and memorials destroyed, including War Graves
• Families - Not consulted, families say 'No' to digging up their dead
• Religious Discrimination - Burial excludes up to half of residents for whom burial is the only option
• Politics - Southwark Council's shameful burial cover-up, misleading the public, denying its own plans
Save the Woods and Graves of Southwark’s Cemeteries
Acres of trees already cut down and graves destroyed
RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE
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.
The remaining ten acres of Camberwell Old Cemetery woods.
Two acres of woods and graves already destroyed.
The remaining acres are unprotected and doomed.
Destruction for 'new' burial plots over graves, including dozens of CWGC War Graves.
...For inner London burial plots - sterile, commercial - and unsuitable for as many as half of all residents for whom burial is the only option
Recording the Woods
10am-4pm Monday 31st July
Camberwell Old Cemetery Woods
Woodland Trust Tree Charter Branch event:
Fun for all the family!
Mapping, measuring and recording trees
Photographing, drawing, filming, audio
Prizes for drawings by under 11s!
Big Butterfly Count 2017
All materials provided, bring a packed lunch