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• Southwark burial on Metropolitan Open Land ‘inappropriate and undemocratic’

16 June 2017

 

• Southwark Council claims archaeologists not needed for redevelopment of Victorian Cemetery

6 June 2017

 

• Last chance to save three acres of Honor Oak Nature Corridor  

31 May 2017

 

• Are First World War graves at risk of development in the UK? FOCC appeals to CWGC for help

26 May 2017

 

• Names of missing 131 WW1 soldiers released by cemetery campaigners

25 May 2017

 

• More than 700 in one day call Southwark to make the Camberwell Cemeteries nature reserves. Will they listen?

22 May 2017

 

• Meet us at Nunhead Cemetery Open Day

17 May 2017

 

• Church of England suggests CWGC need not erect headstones for Southwark's First World War soldiers

15 May 2017

 

• Southwark didn't check for First World War soldiers' graves before starting massive cemetery redevelopment, FOI reveals

12 May 2017

 

• Fury as families not consulted on having their loved ones dug up for new burial plots

5 May 2017

 

• Southwark refuses to act on religious discrimination - FOCC demands inquiry

2 May 2017

 

• Southwark burial Councillor accuses community stakeholder group of lying - group files formal complaint

30 April 2017

 

• Buzzfeed reports: “London Councils Are Selling Private Burial Plots On Paupers' Graves”

28 April 2017

 

• SCANDAL: Southwark sold burial plots over the dead without telling buyers - and are still trying to hide it from Cemetery users

26 April 2017 

 

• Multifaith leaders confirm religious discrimination in burial service - yet Southwark to do nothing

23 April 2017

 

• Labour-led Southwark disrespecting the poor in death, building roads over their graves and destroying their memorials

22 April 2017

 

• Cemetery Groups Unite to Demand No Further Tree Felling in Camberwell Old Cemetery

21 April 2017

 

• Southwark Council trying to dodge planning again, felling more cemetery woods without permission

18 April 2017

 

• Southwark claims no medium-sized trees were cut down in two acres of cemetery woods

14 April 2017

 

• Southwark continues religious discrimination cover-up in Burial Service

13 April 2017

 

• Southwark Council hid 42 soldiers’ War Graves from public planning application

7 April 2017

 

• Public again rejects plans to take nature space for burial plots – will Southwark listen?

5 April 2017

 

• Southwark Muslim and Jewish residents must change burial rites or be buried out of the borough

30 March 2017

 

• Questions into the Burial Service Southwark Council won’t answer

28 March 2017

 

• Who is stealing London’s cemeteries? Robbing graves and nature for innercity burial

27 March 2017

 

• Southwark cutting down trees directly over graves - risking the remains of 48,000 poor dead and WW1 soldiers

24 March 2017

 

• Object again to burial in Area B Honor Oak Nature Corridor (even though Southwark will ignore it)

23 March 2017

 

• Southwark Council breaches planning consent by felling on One Tree Hill in bird nesting season

20 March 2017 

 

• FOCC SSW urges residents to object to development in the Honor Oak Nature Corridor. Deadline: Midnight April 3rd

18 March 2017

 

• Southwark is cutting down trees on One Tree Hill for ‘local burial plots’ - to be bought by anyone who can pay

17 March 2017

 

• Tell Southwark Council to stop tree felling immediately – it’s bird nesting season!

16 March 2017

 

• Southwark begins cutting trees on One Tree Hill and resumes cutting in Camberwell Old Cemetery.

13 March 2017

 

• Does the Church condone Southwark’s discriminatory burial policy?

27 February 2017

 

• Southwark Council denies the burial discrimination confirmed by its own 2012 strategy

24 February 2017

 

• Residents fight Southwark digging up the dead

21 February 2017

 

• Austerity-Strapped Southwark Blowing Millions on Burial Plots

13 February 2017

 

• Harriet Harman tacitly supports religious discrimination against Muslims in Southwark Cemeteries

8 February 2017

 

• Orthodox Muslims and Jews excluded from burial in Southwark Cemeteries

3 February 2017

 

• Campaign alerts Church Court to flood risk from cemetery project

27 January 2017

 

• Friends of Camberwell Cemeteries speak out to stop Honor Oak Park Station land development

25 January 2017

 

• Southwark cannot say current burial design won’t flood homes

20 January 2017

 

• How much is a tree worth? Pioneering economic valuation of nature moves ahead in Southwark

10 January 2017

 

• The revolution starts Tuesday: Southwark to start valuation of cemetery woods and trees

9 January 2017

 

• Will new year see Church agree or reject Southwark's destruction of cemetery woods and graves?

6 January 2017

 

• Finally – Southwark agrees to value natural assets of the Camberwell Cemeteries

29 November 2016

 

• Cemetery Stakeholder Group votes to save the Glade on One Tree Hill - will Southwark listen?

8 November 2016

 

• URGENT: Tell Southwark what you think of new burial proposals for the Old Nursery Site, Honor Oak Park

12 October 2016

 

• Protest on One Tree Hill - Southwark to start cutting down trees on One Tree Hill ‘within weeks’

10 October 2016

 

• Open letter to Jeremy Corbyn: stop the sell-off of Britain's cemeteries - woods, graves, history and nature

30 September 2016

 

• London needs all its woods. Khan supports National Park City, agreed felling acres of London woods for burial plots

23 September 2016

 

• Khan goes back on election promise, gives green light to cut down inner city woods for burial plots

19 September 2016

 

• Sadiq Khan to London's Cemeteries: Drop Dead

12 September 2016

 

• Private Eye exposes Southwark burial scandal. Cemeteries no longer to Rest In Peace

5 August 2016

 

• Deforestation is happening now in inner London. Sadiq Khan please meet with us – it’s urgent!

28 July 2016

 

• Cllr Wingfield announces out-of-borough burial is on cards

21 July 2016

 

• Appalling Southwark Labour Councillor behaviour at Community Council - formal complaints filed

19 July 2016

 

• Harriet Harman: 10 reasons why Southwark’s inner city burial project is not – and never can be – viable

6 July 2016

 

• Area B worth more than burial - Friends Group launches Public Ideas Competition

4 July 2016

 

• Southwark: ANOTHER 4 ACRES of inner city public Open Land grab for burial and car park

2 July 2016

 

• Southwark Council ADMIT to not telling burial plot buyers that ‘new’ plots are over the dead

10 June 2016

 

• Stop destroying woods and family heritage, FOCC tells Southwark Burial Councillor ‘Family History Buff’

2 June 2016

 

• SSW leaves Church process when told “Don’t mention the trees”

27 May 2016

 

• Church of England: No. We can’t ask Southwark Council to stop destroying woods and graves - even temporarily

17 May 2016

 

• Residents to meet outside Southwark Cathedral Monday as rare Church Consistory Court Hearings begin

13 May 2016

 

• Public outcry triggers rare Church Court hearing on felling woods to mound over London's dead - process starts Monday

12 May 2016

 

• New York Times values Southwark's disappearing woods

9 May 2016

 

• WTF? No Feasibility Study on Southwark’s obscene multi-million pound project to dig up the dead??

5 May 2016

 

• SSW demands Jeremy Corbyn suspend Southwark Leader Peter John for discrimination against Muslims and Jews

2 May 2016

 

• Lucky Shakespeare wasn't buried in Southwark

28 April 2016

 

• Southwark Council Misses Deadline - Fails to Defend Desecration of Graves and Felling of Woods

18 April 2016

 

• Labour-run Southwark desecrating the graves of the poor. Where have the headstones gone?

15 April 2016 

 

• Southwark Council denies it is committed to reusing graves - while reusing graves

12 April 2016

 

• ‘New’ Southwark burial plots are in fact over thousands of London’s dead poor

6 April 2016 

 

• Heritage, Nature and Beauty of all Britain's Cemeteries at risk: New video from Save Southwark Woods

2 April 2016

 

• A year constituted as Save Southwark Woods

1 April 2016

 

• Life After Death at the Camberwell Cemeteries

21 March 2016

 

• 'Trees: Our Cities' Lungs' – a child’s story

17 March 2016

 

• Southwark’s One Tree Hill burial project to cost the earth

14 March 2016 

 

• “The Slow and Tragic Death of a Beautiful Victorian Cemetery” - new video shows destruction

7 March 2016

 

• Save Southwark Woods joins Church legal process to represent 800 objectors in Court hearing

2 March 2016

 

• SSW asks Church of England: What are you doing to stop Southwark destroying woods without your permission?  

25 February 2016

 

• Southwark working ‘without permission’ says Church of England

23 February 2016

 

• Southwark’s ‘Super Cemeteries’: Camberwell Cemeteries to become London’s inner city burial ground

19 February 2016

 

• SSW files formal complaint against Parks Manager Rebecca Towers

12 February 2016

 

• Campaigners demand site inspection of cemetery woods destruction

11 February 2016

 

• Huge tree felled in Area Z on consecrated ground?

10 February 2016

 

• Diocese of Southwark to hold Consistory Court Hearing into Southwark Council's application for Faculty or permission

9 February 2016

 

• Harriet Harman and Zac Goldsmith back Save Southwark Woods protestors

8 February 2016

 

• Funeral for first trees felled at Southwark Woods

4 February 2016

 

• Funeral for the trees tomorrow

3 February 2016

 

• Save Southwark Woods asks Archbishop of Canterbury to stop unlawful destruction

1 February 2016

 

• Southwark Council misleads the public over Church Faculty Permission

30 January 2016

 

• Emergency Vigil for the trees

29 January 2016

 

• Church are in the dark

28 January 2016

 

• Council burial plans are Southwark’s ‘Third Runway’

26 January 2016

 

• Southwark Council has started work! On consecrated ground without Church permission!

25 January 2016

 

• Money, discrimination, excavation: the triple scandal at the heart of Southwark Labour's burial plans

23 January 2016

 

• Southwark buries plans on Christmas Eve - again!

21 January 2016

 

• Campaign to call cops on Council at One Tree Hill

20 January 2016

 

• In Southwark the dead have no name

18 January 2016

 

• Council denies plans for largest excavation of graves in British history

14 January 2016

 

• How will Southwark dig up its dead?

13 January 2016

 

• Southwark to Evict its Dead to Sell Burial to Other Boroughs

12 January 2016

 

• Southwark Council calls us liars, denies grave excavation plans

8 January 2016

 

• Grave Destruction: Thousands of remains to be dug up at the Camberwell Cemeteries

4 January 2016

 

• A year of saving Southwark Woods

24 December 2015

 

• Save Southwark Woods calls for first ever deliberate “rewilding” of cemeteries

17 December 2015

 

• The Church can save Southwark Woods. SSW calls for urgent action from the Diocese of Southwark

14 December 2015

 

• Southwark Council to fell trees on One Tree Hill? This Sunday: Southwark Woods Festival of Lights

11 December 2015

 

• Is the Diocese of Southwark aware that Southwark Council plans to start felling trees next week?

9 December 2015

 

• Why is Southwark Council writing a blank cheque for Burial Services? SSW requests costs of burial plans. AGAIN.

2 December 2015

 

• Probably legal - but definitely not right: Not enough legal grounds to challenge Southwark's plans in court

16 November 2015

 

• Politicians object to the Church of England over Southwark's destructive plans for Cemeteries

30 October 2015

 

• Councillors Rubber Stamp Southwark's Worst Burial Plans Ever 

7 October 2015

 

• Southwark Council's burial provision discriminates against Muslim and Jewish residents

4 October 2015

 

• Save Southwark Woods asks Thames Water to carry out water quality testing at Camberwell Cemeteries

28 September 2015

 

• Save Southwark Woods asks Environment Agency halt burials in Southwark cemeteries due to possible health risks

24 September 2015

 

• Is Southwark Council burying bodies illegally?

22 September 2015

 

• Is Southwark Council misleading the Environment Agency?

21 September 2015

 

• SSW rallies woods and history lovers to object to Southwark plans to destroy inner city woodland and heritage

7 September 2015

 

• Save Southwark Woods Calls for Public Inquiry

3 September 2015

 

• Southwark Cllr Gavin Edwards 'unfit for public office'

28 August 2015 

 

• Guide to Southwark Doublespeak

26 August 2015

 

• Southwark’s Camberwell Cemeteries planning applications a ‘sham’

25 August 2015

 

• Community volunteers map 150 trees to save Southwark Woods

7 August 2015

 

• Southwark's new TPO no longer protects many Camberwell Old Cemetery trees - also hidden in Public Consultation

31 July 2015

 

• Eight London Mayoral hopefuls would save Southwark Woods

28 July 2015

 

• Woodland Trust to help map Ancient and Veteran Trees at Southwark Woods

27 July 2015

 

• "What did you know, when did you know it?"

20 July 2015

 

• Council burial debate a sham - Southwark had already applied for planning permission

17 July 2015

 

• SSW Demands Removal of Cllr Darren Merrill From Burial Policy

15 July 2015

 

• Southwark Removes Historic Burial Monuments and Memorials Without Notice

12 July 2015

 

• Southwark Ignores Petition by over 8,500 to Save Southwark Woods

9 Juy 2015

 

• Southwark: Cutting Down Woods Makes People's Blood Boil

2 July 2015

 

• Southwark Burial Strategy has No Public Mandate

1 July 2015

 

• Southwark Burial Strategy is a Southwark-Wide issue

30 June 2015

 

• Richard Reynolds on the fight for Elephant & Castle Urban Forest and Southwark Woods

26 June 2015

 

• Liberal Democrats call for full Public Consultation on council plans for Southwark Woods

25 June 2015

 

• AM Jenny Jones meets to discuss action with Save Southwark Woods

24 June 2015

 

• Southwark Woods – just a worthless piece of old scrub?

22 June 2015

 

• Aerial video shows the beauty and extent of Southwark Woods at risk at Camberwell Old and New Cemeteries

19 June 2015

 

• Southwark council admits capital costs of £5.2M for inner city burial plans will never be recouped. So who benefits?

16 June 2015

 

• Southwark to spend £35M for 4,800 burial plots worth £8M, losing £27M and destroying woods possibly worth £44M a year to London – what??

10 June 2015

 

• Southwark Council burial plans could cost three times as much as the £5.2M quoted – possibly more

4 June 2015

 

• Dear Peter John: Will your £5M+ plan create graves accessible to Southwark residents of all faiths seeking burial?

1 June 2015

 

• Family Ceme-Tree Day: bug hunting, tree hugging and protesting the destruction of beautiful Southwark Woods

26 May 2015

 

• Southwark Head of Public Realm Des Waters forced to retract allegations to community and apologise

20 May 2015

 

• Petition reaches 6,000 - here's why

13 May 2015

 

• Will Peter John keep his promise not to start work at Southwark Woods until Council makes its decision?

9 May 2015

 

• Dear Harriet Harman: Please listen to thousands of residents and save Southwark Woods

5 May 2015

 

• Southwark Council "finds" the plans to cut down Southwark Woods

2 May 2015

 

• Community campaigners to present vision of 100 Acre Wood to Council Assembly

24 April 2015

 

• Southwark Woods nominated as Asset of Community Value

14 April 2015

 

• Save Southwark Woods invited to present case to full Council Assembly

13 April 2015

 

• Southwark want to turn cemetery woodlands into a construction waste reprocessing plant

3 April 2015

 

• Southwark council may not receive necessary Church permission for grave plan

2 April 2015

 

• Tower Hamlets buys multi-faith burial ground at Kemnal Park Cemetery

30 March 2015

 

• Southwark council calls woodland campaigners 'liars'

26 March  2015

 

• Save Southwark Woods presses for wildness

25 March 2015

 

• Protecting woodland is an election issue

24 March 2015

 

• 34 questions for Southwark council

23 March 2015

 

• Support from left and right of politics

19 March 2015

 

• Council Leader accuses campaigners of disrespect for the dead - whose disrespect?

18 March 2015

 

• Save Southwark Woods invites council to meet

13 March 2015

 

• 'Phone tree' to defend Southwark Woods

12 March 2015

 

• Where will the money go?

10 March 2015

 

• 300 march to save Southwark Woods today

8 March 2015

 

• Teddy Bears' 100 Acre Wood Walk tomorrow

7 March 2015

 

• London, bring out your dead, says Southwark Council Leader Peter John

5 March 2015

 

• Where will the children play?

3 March 2015

 

• Residents to March For The Woods - 100 Acre Wood Walk

2 March 2015

 

• 'Gruesome Juice'

1 March 2015

 

• What's an inner-city woodland worth?

28 February 2015

 

• It’s fine to chop down the woods – they’re ugly!

27 February 2015

 

• “Astroturf more bio-diverse than tended cemeteries” jokes top bug man

25 February 2015

 

• Save Southwark Woods campaign gains momentum, thousands sign petition

24 February 2015

 

• iTree survey? Don't bother say Southwark residents

23 February 2015

 

• Southwark Council asked the public to respond to their burial plans - but don't like their response

17 February 2015

 

• Leading environmentalist joins Save Southwark Woods campaign

16 February 2015

 

• Save Southwark Woods campaign garners cross-party support

15 February 2015

 

• Save our magical woodland - and make a 100 Acre Wood in Southwark

12 February 2015

 

• Southwark knows where the bodies are buried

12 February 2015

 

• Southwark can't see the woods for the trees

10 February 2015

 

• Save Southwark Woods!

3 February 2015

Camberwell Cemeteries news as it happens...