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

Latest News

Public-path victory over élite private school

Local residents, backed by the Open Spaces Society, the Ramblers and the Harrow Hill Trust, have defeated plans by élite Harrow School to move two public footpaths across its sports… Read More

We question legality of planned wind-turbines in unique Powys beauty-spot

We have slated plans for seven wind-turbines in the quiet countryside five miles east of Llandrindod Wells, Powys. The application, first submitted by Hendy Wind Farm Ltd in 2014, comes… 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.