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

Latest News


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


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

Beautiful scenery needs to be seen

Our general secretary, Kate Ashbrook, talks to That’s Oxford TV about the society’s work in ensuring that the countryside is accessible to all and remains so.Read More

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