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Lincoln’s plan to axe commons warden service

February 14, 2013

We are dismayed that Lincoln City Council plans to axe the commons warden service for the Lincoln Commons.  The council is seeking the views of members of the Lincoln Commons Advisory Panel and the society, along with many other members of the panel, has written to object. The council claims that the closure of the…

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‘No-fence’ solution for Litcham Common

September 4, 2012

We are delighted that the removal of roadside fencing across Litcham Common, seven miles north-east of Swaffham in Norfolk, has begun. With help from the Open Spaces Society, Litcham Common Management Committee persuaded Norfolk County Council to install two cattle-grids on Dunham Road, where it crosses the common boundary. This means that fencing alongside the…

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Land swap for Runton Common

October 12, 2010

We are disappointed that the Planning Inspectorate has agreed to a land swap at Runton Common, west of Cromer on the north Norfolk coast, to enable Norfolk County Council to carry out highway improvements on the C293 Station Road over the railway. Because Norfolk County Council is to take, by compulsory purchase, registered common land…

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Dismay at decision on Epworth footpath

February 17, 2010

We are dismayed at the outcome of the long saga to prevent Epworth footpath number 74, 15 miles south-west of Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire, from being moved to an inferior route.  We had backed local people, including its member Graham Wager of Epworth Turbary, in opposing the plan.  Following a public inquiry which ended in…

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