Parking & driving

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 nuisance to local people and can undermine the beauty and tranquillity of a local open space that is much loved and used.

We have a lot of experience in helping communities to tackle the problem of parking and driving on open spaces. We can help you to challenge what is happening in your local area and take tangible steps to do something about it.

One of the best ways to protect your local open spaces is to join the Open Spaces Society.

As a member, you can count on the support of our expert team based at our head office in Henley-on-Thames.

Depending on where you live, you may also have a local Open Spaces Society correspondent (our name for volunteer) who may be able to help you.

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Protect your space from vehicle damage, join us today.

News about Parking & driving

Open Spaces Society fights stopping up of public highway in Mumbles

We have objected to plans by the Welsh Government to stop up a public highway on the foreshore side of Oyster Wharf at Mumbles, Swansea. The Transport Orders Branch of the Welsh Government has made an order under section 247 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to stop up the highway—but it can…
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Minister refuses to extend deadline for registering common land

We are dismayed that environment minister John Gardiner has refused to extend the deadline for re-registering lost commons beyond the end of December 2020. The society is concerned that, in seven English local authority areas1, the deadline for registering lost commons is 31 December, less than four months away.  The research to uncover lost commons…
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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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Government plans could make innocent trespassers into criminals

The government’s proposals to strengthen police powers against trespass could make criminals of innocent people visiting the countryside.  We have expressed this fear in our response to the Home Office consultation on the criminalisation of trespass in England and Wales. The Conservative manifesto declared ‘We will make intentional trespass a criminal offence.’  Before this, the…
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