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

Latest News

Watton Copse, Driffield, is freed from unauthorised oil-tank

An unauthorised oil-tank on Watton Copse, Driffield, has been removed. This follows refusal of planning permission by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The Open Spaces Society, Watton Parish Council… Read More

We fear loss of public paths in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire County Council has consulted on its plan to categorise the county’s public paths so that some will receive little or no attention. It proposes to put paths into… Read More

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People’s places  

Our general secretary, Kate Ashbrook, reflects on the recent report on parks and green spaces. Our parks and green spaces are at tipping point warns the House of Commons Communities… Read More

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

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