Southwark: Honor Oak Rec "least preferred" burial solution

The campaign to save Honor Oak Recreation Ground from being turned in to a cemetery secured an early victory last week, when Southwark Council resolved that it would be the least best solution to Southwark's shortage of burial space.

At a meeting on April 19th, the Southwark Council cabinet heard deputations from the Friends of Honor Oak Recreation Ground, Fairlawn Primary School, Hillyfielders FC and in light of the strength of public support for retaining the ground as parkland, resolved that:

Cabinet views the use of Honor Oak Park Recreation Ground as the least preferred option and will seek to work with Lewisham and other London authorities on joint solutions to the burial space shortage problem.

Congratulations to the campaigners, who now have to keep the pressure up to ensure that the ground is saved from death's icy clutches.