The Save Southwark Woods campaign put down more roots at the Nunhead Cemetery Open Day at the weekend, pushing the total number of signatures on their petition to 7,000.
The grass roots campaign is opposing Southwark Council’s plans to redevelop areas of woodland and green spaces within the borough’s cemeteries to use as additional graveyards.
The group is aiming to gather ten thousand supporters before they submit their petition to a council meeting on July 8.
Cllr Darren Merrill, cabinet member for Environment and Public Realm, told the News previously that the council needs to create thousands of new grave spaces so burial can remain an option for Southwark residents.
On Bank Holiday Monday there is a Save the Cemetrees event in Camberwell Old Cemetery from 11am till 1pm.