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

Commercial commons

Local authorities in south London, keen on exploiting their commons and open spaces, are facing stiff opposition from local campaigners, writes our local correspondent for Lambeth and Wandsworth, Jeremy Clyne. Clapham Common has become a battleground because of Lambeth Council’s misuse of a large area, known as the ‘events site’. This is closed to the…
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Make new greens for London

We have called for developers and landowners in London to dedicate open spaces as town greens, to protect them in perpetuity and to give local people rights of recreation there. The society has responded to the London Mayor’s consultation on the Public London Charter, which sets out the rights and responsibilities for users, owners and…
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Secret deal on the Downs

We have supported the Downs for People in Bristol in its exposure of a secret deal between Bristol City Councillors and the Merchant Venturers to allow Bristol Zoo to continue to use the magnificent Durdham Downs for car parking until 2039.  The society has opposed the parking for many years; the council’s renewal of the…
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Coronavirus closures

Path campaigners with long memories will recall the widespread and damaging rights-of-way closures during the foot-and-mouth epizootic in 2001–02.  Fears that SARS-COV2 would bring similar closures have proved generally to be mistaken — on the contrary, Government encouragement for continuing exercise during lockdown has greatly increased the use of some rights of way, and proved…
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