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News about Cycling

Bob Embleton / Footpath to Trehumfrey Farm

Covid-19 Update

As you will appreciate, given the government’s advice to stay home, our office is closed until further notice. This means that our staff are working remotely and therefore it is no longer possible to reach us by telephone at the usual number, nor shall we be able to open the post. You will find plenty of…
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Welsh government allows closure of some paths and access land

The Welsh government has introduced emergency legislation which enabled certain bodies to close identified public paths and access land because they create a risk of spreading coronavirus. The bodies had to close the paths by noon on 25 March 2020. The bodies (known as ‘relevant bodies’) entitled to do this are: county or county borough…
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The rise and fall of village greens

The Supreme Court has dealt a bitter blow to communities wanting to protect their open spaces. As a result of a judgment last December concerning two green spaces, in Lancashire and Surrey, it has become much more difficult to protect land and assert rights of recreation on it. Our general secretary, Kate Ashbrook, follows the…
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Commons past and present – Downley local history group event

Our commons re-registration officer Frances Kerner gave an illustrated talk on 29 February 2020 at Downley Memorial Hall entitled, Downley Common, its Origin and Survival within the Manor of West Wycombe. The hall was packed, with 92 people present. Frances’s talk traced the general history of common land, including its survival and loss. As an…
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