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Information Hub For The Term National

What’s best in Britain?

Counting our battle honours

We are delighted that Bodmin Moor is to have a Commons Council

Wycombe Rye rescue a milestone in the Open Spaces Society’s 150-year history

Private garage refused on Cornwall common

Our AGM marks ups and downs for green spaces

South Wales commons saved from industrial development

Commercial camping development on national park common is rejected

We condemn drive for ‘self-funding countryside estate’ in Surrey

North York Moors National Park authority approves York Potash application

Withdrawal of Stevenage common enclosure plans

Wind turbines rejected on Rooley Moor, Rochdale

Land at Breaky Bottom open to the public

We support fight against massive potash mine in North York Moors National Park

Good news for fighters against Reeves Hill wind turbines

The Big Pathwatch

How to defend the commons

OSS signs up to Access to Justice statement

Welsh village greens rescued from damaging law-change

Henley RBL learns about Open Spaces Society

Lake District park authority rejects second attempt to develop White Moss common

Land at Breaky Bottom open to the public after OSS action

We object to ugly tower above Shepherd’s Bush Common

We fight access track across historic common

We celebrate the partial opening of Panshanger Park

New book to celebrate our commons

Unfair land swap on Cornish common

Now you can walk the secret multi-million pound footpaths of Firle

The fight against massive potash-mine in North York Moors National Park

We object to abuse of St John’s Lye common, Woking

We welcome proposed commons council for Bodmin Moor

We say ‘no’ to the Lowthers

Historic Gloucestershire field is saved as a village green

Chunks of the Lake District National Park to be sold

New tool-kit to save open spaces

We call on landowner to stop destroying Anglesey common

A black day for greens

The fight to stop green-belt solar farm

Thames Path to be consigned to a rat run in Maidenhead

Lake District fencing plan conflicts with special Act of Parliament

We fight land swap for Beverley’s ancient common

Retrospective application for works on Cornish common

Welsh Committee calls for better protection for village greens in Planning Bill

Plaque in memory of Pat Wilson

Common landscapes

Welsh Assembly debates Circuit of Wales

Thomas Hardy would breathe a sigh of relief

Pressure groups fight fencing plan in Lake District’s wilderness

New call for Thames Path riverside route

Footpath in Godstone, Surrey, has been saved

Wycombe Council rejects plans which threatened common and bridleway

Doors open to rescue lost commons in Cumbria and North Yorkshire

Speak up for commons, open spaces and footpaths in East Sussex

Shropshire beauty-spot under siege

Commons and the Law training workshop from the Chilterns Commons Project

Thomas Hardy would turn in his grave

We back Dereham Town Council’s action to protect Norfolk common

We call for reopening of access to Castle Cove Beach, Weymouth

Campaigners condemn common-land swap for motorsport development

We defend village greens in Welsh Government inquiry

Lake District Park Authority rejects ‘Legoland’ development at White Moss

We fight devastation of Radnorshire’s jewel

Peer’s development plan threatens Lake District World Heritage status

Newhaven Beach: landmark case for village greens to be heard in Supreme Court

Beauty-spot sun factory is rejected

Secretary of State to consider revoking planning permission to build on Dundonald Rec, Merton

We oppose plan to close vital Cornish rail-crossing

Path to Ramsgate Harbour confirmed

Urbanisation of unspoilt Herefordshire countryside

Hampshire County Council to stop public from claiming rights on its land

Riverside path at Purfleet re-opens after nearly 20 years

Government website advises landowners to break the law

We fight development of Stockport’s green lung

Wales apes England in changing law to destroy village greens

Victory against destructive Somerset solar farm

Delay to implementation of Part 1, Commons Act 2006

Public hearing for Ealing’s Haven Green

Saving an important route in Cwmcarn Forest, Caerphilly

Government boosts coastal access and parks

We slate Lancashire County Council for path-closure plans

Defeat of Somerset solar farm

Unwelcome development on Lake District common

Delight that Dartmoor eyesores have gone

We slate Caerphilly Council

John Riddall—a lawyer for the people

Private-parking plan rejected on Surrey common

Global commons conference, Canada, 25-29 May 2015

Common-land swap approved for Walton Heath, Surrey

Cross-compliance on public paths should apply in Wales

Have you walked the Mariners’ Way at Lettaford, North Bovey, Devon?

Gating plan for rural lane in Warwickshire

Isle of Wight to have coastal access at last

We deplore green space ‘sop’

Delight at ruling against path closure at Maulden, Beds

Luddesdown’s tribute to Pat Wilson

Defra’s figures for village greens show it has acted on dogma not evidence

We fear that government will privatise land of public importance

Plan dropped for massive wind-turbines in Cumbrian beauty-spot

Pub extension could threaten beauty-spot Chilterns common

Waverley Council to rethink future of Haslemere Common

We appoint new treasurer

Residents of Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, win new green

Outdoor organisations call on MPs and peers to “champion outdoor recreation” for the good of the nation

Our manifesto for green spaces

Fisherman’s Beach town green registration celebrated

Remove unlawful fence on Nottinghamshire common

We exhort councillors to back riverside route for missing link in Thames Path

Supreme Court denies village green protection in Whitby

Court of appeal thwarts Winchester village green application

A fair exchange

Reignite the campaigning Kinder trespassers’ zeal

Public Right of Way to Crinnis Beach at Carlyon Bay

Circuit of Wales: public inquiry into development on common land

‘Pathfinder Pat’ dies aged 97, still fighting for rights of way in Kent

Common-land champions welcome Natural England’s new focus on commons

We present award to Bishop’s Meadow Trust

Glastir scheme recognises public benefits of common land

Whitby village green’s fate to be decided by Supreme Court

Spirit of Kinder celebrations, 26 April 2014

Secretary of State calls in Cumbrian wind-turbine application

Eyesore in South Devon beauty-spot

Unfair exchange at Beverley Westwood Common

Our new activist for Wealden District, East Sussex

We blast solar factory in Bucks beauty spot

New Planning Practice Guidelines published

We call on local councils to help rescue green spaces

Richard Harland, 1920 – 2013

Welsh Government’s threat to village greens

We welcome electronic registers for Welsh commons

Government’s new attack on beleaguered green spaces

Court ruling gives green light to developers on open spaces

We oppose fencing on Bowland common

Industrial development on South Wales common

We back coastal access for the Isle of Wight

Disused railway should be village green for Llanmorlais

Horsted Keynes footpath is saved

Mendip Council rejects solar farm in Somerset beauty-spot

Last chance to save Dorset village green

We urge Welsh environmental body to champion common land

DEFRA publishes guidance on authorizing structures

Government’s plans for common land biased against public

Misleading articles about homeowners and ramblers: we put things straight

Landmark judgment on highway obstruction

Eightieth anniversary of milestone law for walkers and riders

Bovine TB control and commons

Welsh Government wants to pave the way for development of green spaces

Natural England’s new chairman jumps to reopen public paths on his land

New plan for golf-course on national-park common

Open space at Longbenton, North Tyneside protected as village green

Our Caerphilly activist wins Environmental Champion Award