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Protecting open spaces, common land, village greens
and public paths in England & Wales since 1865

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We deplore proposed sale of Eastbourne’s downland, ‘the Crown Jewels’

Eastbourne Borough Council plans to sell more than 3,000 acres of its downland. This land is so treasured by the public that we have termed it ‘the Crown Jewels’. The… Read More

Threat to Harrogate’s ancient Stray

Harrogate Borough Council in North Yorkshire plans to extend and expand the use of Harrogate Stray for commercial activities.  The Stray, 80 hectares of open grassland embracing the town, has… Read More

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Our case officer’s diary

Our case officer Nicola Hodgson gives a snapshot of her work for the society, both in and out of the office. As case officer for commons, greens and open spaces… Read More

Access means Access

Whatever we may feel about leaving the EU it does provide a chance to rethink our agricultural-support systems, and to devise a scheme which favours public access, writes our general… Read More

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