Events

Large events such as music festivals can be very popular but not everyone is always happy about them.
If you are concerned about events on a public open space near you, we may be able to support you.

 

Are you concerned about the impact of an upcoming event in your area?

We believe everyone should have the right to enjoy their local open spaces.

However, sometimes people’s use of an open space can inadvertently affect other local residents and the open space itself in a less than positive way.

For example, large events such as fun runs or music festivals are very popular. Often, they are held on local open spaces but not everyone in the community is always very happy about them.

Events like these, whilst fun for the participants, can cause all kinds of headaches for the local community.

Increased traffic and the associated pollution, litter and noise are just some of the nuisance problems people often come to us about.

If you are concerned about an upcoming event or regular public events held on an open space near you, we might be able to support you.

We may also have a local Open Spaces Society volunteer (known as a local correspondent) in your area who may be able to help,

Ensure events don't cause issues in your area, join us today.

News about Events

Nutsford Vale Open Space, Manchester, Is Saved

Picnic at Nutsford Vale We are delighted that Manchester City Council’s education department has decided not to build a school on the popular open space at Nutsford Vale, despite having received planning permission earlier this year. With our member, the Friends of Nutsford Vale, we opposed the planning application on this council-owned park on the borders…
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Our clash with the military over threat to Cumbrian commons

We are set to clash with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) at the forthcoming public inquiry into the government’s application to deregister three large upland commons in Cumbria: Burton & Warcop fells, Murton and Hilton. This would turn the commons into private land and the application threatens to be the largest inclosure of common land…
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Protests over unacceptable damage to Clapham Common

The society is appealing to Lambeth Council not to allow another six-week long Winterville festival on Clapham Common in south London. We consider it shocking that Winterville is planned to take place again, when the Common has still not recovered from the damage caused by last year’s festival.  The so-called ‘events area’ on the common,…
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Our local correspondents gather in the Lickey Hills

Over two days in mid August, 29 local correspondents, trustees and members of staff met at the Hillscourt conference centre, Rednall, on the edge of the Lickey Hills country park south-west of Birmingham.  It was an opportunity to swap experiences and ideas and to learn more about the range of activities in which the society…
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