On Friday 31st July, the ruling Conservative Group on East Cambridgeshire District Council forced through plans to build a crematorium on the site at Mepal Outdoor Centre. Although the centre is currently unused, many people have eagerly been anticipating it reopening.
The centre provided highly valued outdoor and residential activities for young people. The Council have failed to adequately explain the case for building a crematorium on this site, as opposed to elsewhere in the district, and has not justified the need for more such facilities, with several crematoria in the surrounding area.
We the undersigned call upon East Cambridgeshire District Council to reverse the decision to use the Mepal Outdoor Centre site for a crematorium; to evidence the need for an additional crematorium and if proven to investigate alternative more suitable locations; and to engage with residents of the district and others interested in helping to build a successful future for Mepal Outdoor Centre as a leisure and learning centre.
(We will include your name and address when submitting the petition to East Cambridgeshire District Council along with the petition.)