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

Lambeth council bows to pressure over events on open space

A London council has bowed to pressure over its controversial policy of allowing major events to be held on its parks and open spaces. Lambeth Borough Council, which has come under fierce criticism for making money out of allowing damaging commercial events, has at last agreed that in future it will seek permission from the…
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Finsbury Park

Finsbury Park is vital for our health and well-being

‘Finsbury Park, and other open spaces in London and beyond, are vital for our health and well-being.’ So said Kate Ashbrook, our general secretary, at celebrations to mark Finsbury Park’s 150th anniversary. Kate was taking part in a discussion group, with Catherine West, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, and Hugh White, chair of the…
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image Kevin Griffiths Knutsford Heath

Knutsford Heath event guidelines welcomed

The national Open Spaces Society is delighted at the enormous step forward for Knutsford Heath, an important area of common land in Knutsford, Cheshire East.  The owner of The Heath, Tatton Estate, has signed an agreement with Knutsford Town Council and the Friends of The Heath (an Open Spaces Society member) to provide guidelines for the use…
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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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