Open Spaces Society OSS 150th Year
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Restoring the record - ten years left to find our way    We launch our 12-point action plan for the new National Assembly for Wales    Remember a charity in your will    Planning (Wales) Act 2015 receives royal assent    We launch our tool-kit to save open spaces    JustTextGiving to support our work    Defending the commons - new distance learning course
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Protecting open spaces, common land, village greens
and public paths in England & Wales since 1865

Latest News

Battersea Park rescued from permanent motor-race circuit

We are delighted that the Formula E motor-race championship, which was approved by Wandsworth Council and set to continue every year in Battersea Park, will now only take place in… Read More

Better access to Ford Common, Dorset

We have helped to achieve an excellent outcome from SITA UK’s plans to extend its Binnegar Quarry, close to Puddletown Road three miles west of Wareham in Dorset. Because the… Read More

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Commons in a ‘glocal’ world

This was the title of the conference which our general secretary, Kate Ashbrook, attended in Bern, Switzerland, in May.  It was organised by the International Association for the Study of… Read More

Park sharks

Our general secretary, Kate Ashbrook, considers how commercial exploitation is threatening our parks and green spaces. As I walked through Battersea Park in the February sunshine I found it hard to imagine… Read More

The Open Spaces Society is Britain’s oldest national conservation body, founded in 1865.