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January 30, 2019

We are presently looking to recruit for the following roles: Local correspondent Jan 1, 2021 | Anywhere in England/Wales The work of the Open Spaces Society depends heavily on its volunteers. In particular our team of Local Correspondents is the backbone of our efforts to preserve public paths, common … Read More The Open Spaces…

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Frequently Asked Questions: Rights of Way

December 10, 2018

Q. What is a right of way? A right of way is a path that anyone has the legal right to use at least on foot, and often by other means, whether on horseback, cycle, horse-drawn carriage, or motor vehicle. Public footpaths are normally open only to walkers Public bridleways are open to walkers, horse-riders…

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Paths and Open Spaces in Wales

December 3, 2018

The Open Spaces Society has been defending paths and open spaces in Wales since 1865. We have specialist knowledge of Welsh planning laws and regularly support our members in Wales to protect the open spaces they care about. We are consulted by the Welsh Government on all applications for works on common land, and by…

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Events

December 3, 2018

  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…

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Planning & development

December 3, 2018

Shape the place where you live, protect valued open spaces and decide what type of development, if any, is needed.   Are you worried about a planning application or the potential for development on an open space local to you? Did you know that you can shape the place where you live, protect valued open…

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Parking & driving

December 3, 2018

We can help you to challenge the problem of parking and driving on open spaces and take positive steps to do something about it.   Are you concerned about cars, motorcycles, lorries or other large vehicles being driven and parked on your local open space?   We understand that such activity can prove a real…

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Cycling

December 3, 2018

  We’re on your side when it comes to protecting the cycle routes you know and love. We believe that everyone has the right to enjoy open spaces, including cyclists. That’s why we’re on your side when it comes to protecting the cycle routes you know and love. We are experts on all types of…

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Horse riding

December 3, 2018

  If you love to roam the countryside on your horse, then you should join the Open Spaces Society. If you love to roam the countryside on your horse, then you should join the Open Spaces Society. We are experts on all types of public rights of way, including bridleways, and we can help you…

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Walking & Hiking

December 3, 2018

There’s nothing like a nice walk in the countryside along your favourite routes. But what happens when that path is blocked, closed or even moved? There’s nothing like a nice walk in the countryside along your favourite path with your best companions of the two and maybe four-legged kind. But what happens when that path…

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Home

August 6, 2018

  Find out more about our Grant a Green campaign. #Grant a Green Open Spaces Society is a charity. We need your help to fight for the open spaces you love. Do you want to protect an open space in your community so that all can enjoy, for ever?We launch our grant a green campaign.…

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