Open Spaces Society OSS 150th Year
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Protecting open spaces, common land, village greens
and public paths in England & Wales since 1865

Latest News

Friends of Coldhams Common celebrate removal of barbed wire fencing

Our member, Friends of Coldhams Common, is celebrating the removal of over 330m of barbed wire fence on the common. The fencing was a serious hazard to dogs and walkers… Read More

We celebrate good news for riders and cyclists at North Lopham, Norfolk

We are delighted that a restricted byway has been newly recorded at North Lopham in south-west Norfolk. Norfolk County Council made a definitive map modification order, following an application made… Read More

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Fifty years since the start of commons registration

Fifty years ago today, on 2 January 1967, the commons and greens registers in England and Wales were opened, writes Kate Ashbrook.  This was the start of a period of… Read More

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

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