We have appointed Peter Berrecloth as our local correspondent for Barnet.
Peter is a keen walker, and has walked the length of both Wales and Scotland in winter, a total of 700 miles. He is currently working on a project to trace Barnet’s ancient drovers’ routes which would have been used to drive livestock from as far as Holyhead in Wales to the markets of Chipping Barnet and Smithfield. He is also a keen mapper and has been researching the history of landownership in Barnet.
Says Peter: ‘I am delighted to be appointed as local correspondent for the Open Spaces Society. Barnet is one the greenest boroughs in London. But our green spaces are increasingly under pressure from developers. Many of our public paths are ancient and are severely neglected, obstructed or unsafe.
‘I shall be working hard to maintain our access to the green places that keep our communities happy, healthy and in touch with the natural world beneath our feet.’