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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 are you in favour of Southwark Woods?”


“Because I believe that in inner city areas, people particularly children, have the right to access beautiful countryside, rough rugged trees, brambles, shrubs, flowers, and they shouldn’t have to get into cars and drive miles and miles in order to enjoy it.”


Nick Wrack is just one of a number of political representatives who support saving the beautiful Southwark Woods for the future, including:


• Leader of the London Green Group and Assembly Member, Jenny Jones, Baroness Moulsecoomb

• London Green Party Leader and Assembly Member Darren Johnson

• Liberal Democrat Councillor James Barber, East Dulwich Ward

• Conservative parliamentary candidate for Camberwell and Peckham, Naomi Newstead


No Labour Party candidates or councillors have joined, although Harriet Harman who currently holds the Camberwell and Peckham seat is aware of the situation.


Southwark Woods is an issue that is beyond party politics. Decisions made now will affect citizens’ lives long into the future. To create a 100 Acre Wood in the inner city, or lose wild nature and woodland habitats to sanitised lawned cemetery landscapes? Mental and physical health and well-being or 6,000 burial plots?


The answer is clear for Nick Wrack:


“It’s important that we preserve these natural spaces, and there are other ways of achieving what the council wants, which is to find more places to put dead bodies.”


Support from left and right of politics

19th March 2015