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

Bob Embleton / Footpath to Trehumfrey Farm

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We fight Henley Festival footpath closure

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Lambeth council bows to pressure over events on open space

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