Save Hampstead ponds!

Yesterday 38 Degrees members and local campaigners handed a petition to Camden Council’s offices to stop heavy construction on Hampstead Heath and save Hampstead ponds.

You can sign the petition here.

38 Degrees member Mary Powell started a petition on Campaigns by You which has now been signed by 11,630 people. She wants Camden Council to reject a planning application from the City of London who want to build dams and embankments on Hampstead Heath. Mary and other local campaigners say that the works will irreversibly damage the Heath, the ponds, and the wildlife and not prevent flooding in the area.

The petition hand in has featured on the BBC website and ITV London, as well as featuring on BBC London last night (listen from 32’30’’ to 39’00’’).

Check out these pictures from the day: