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

Latest News

New interpretation-board celebrates ancient Warwickshire meadow

On Tuesday 1 September, the Open Spaces Society, Warwick District Council and the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust unveiled a new, interpretation-board on Parliament Piece.  This is a 15-acre meadow to the west of… Read More

Mixed decisions on Hackney Marshes developments

We are pleased that plans by the London Borough of Hackney to site a car-park on Hackney Marshes (East) have been refused, but concerned that a pavilion and car-park on… Read More


Stepping stones across the River Thame

Our local correspondent Chris Hall writes of the society’s efforts to record a route across the River Thame in Oxfordshire as a public footpath. Three miles east of industrial Cowley,… Read More

The Elinor Ostrom Award for practitioners: video

The society was proud to receive the first Elinor Ostrom Award for practitioners, two years ago in Japan.  This time, our general secretary Kate Ashbrook was one of the judges.… Read More

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