Please email Michael Gove and ask him to help stop the destruction of 12 acres of woodland, trees and meadow in Camberwell Old Cemetery.
Suggested text is below - but write what you like, personalised messages are more effective:
Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
and copy in:
Sue Hayman, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn
and Friends of Camberwell Cemeteries
www.SaveSouthwarkWoods.org.uk | firstname.lastname@example.org | @southwarkwoods | Facebook Page Save Southwark Woods
Residents say these beautiful woods should be declared Nature Reserves - not cut down.
Before and after: Southwark Council felled two acres of Grade 1 SINC woods at Camberwell Old Cemetery in inner London
Bottom: 10 MORE ACRES OF GRADE 1 SINC WOODS still to go.
Dear Secretary of State,
Please intervene to stop Southwark Council cutting down 12 acres of Camberwell Old Cemetery Wood, and protect it as a Nature Reserve.
Inner city deforestation is happening now in London's cemeteries. Acres of invaluable woods and nature are being cleared, for inner city burial plots on existing graves.
A change in the law means London’s old graves can be dug up for new burial plots - but many acres of woods and trees are 'in the way'.
Two acres of Grade 1 SINC Woods at Camberwell Old Cemetery have already been cut down. Ten more acres are doomed unless Southwark Council stops their destruction.
Southwark has also stripped three acres of woods and meadow on One Tree Hill and in the Honor Oak Nature Corridor of vegetation for sterile burial areas.
Multiply that by 32 Boroughs in London and more around the country.
We need our beautiful cemetery woods, graves, history and nature, for climate resilience, health and wellbeing, our history and our future.
[then put your name and address/postcode here]