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

Vineyard development rejected in Kent beauty-spot

Gravesham Borough Council has refused a planning application from Mr Gurmeet Bassi for development in connection with his vineyard at Meopham in Kent.  This is in a prominent position in… Read More

We press government to take urgent action to save parks

We are disappointed that the House of Commons Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee, in its recent report on public parks, has rejected the proposal that a statutory duty be placed… 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.