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

Latest News

Our appointment to the National Trust council

The National Trust has resolved that the society should continue to have an appointee on its council. Beverley Penney served for nine years, and did a great job for us,… Read More

New developments must provide open space

We have called for new developments to be designed to include protected open space for recreation.  We were responding to the consultation on Net Gain from the Department for Environment,… Read More

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Jack & Irene Candy Bequest

Jack Candy, who died aged 95 in 2017, was a long-standing member and supporter of the OSS, serving as our Southampton local correspondent from 1999 to 2012. With his wife… Read More

Seventieth anniversary of ‘a people’s charter’

This year we celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.  Our general secretary Kate Ashbrook, explains what it achieved. This is not… Read More

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