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

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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Our general secretary wins bronze award

Our general secretary, Kate Ashbrook, has won bronze in The Great Outdoors magazine’s Campaigner of the Year Award, following a vote from members of the public. Described by one voter as ‘inspirational in her constant drive to keep footpaths open’, Kate came third to environmental campaigners Greta Thunberg and Chris Packham. Says Kate: ‘I am…
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Kendal’s New Road Common Should Be Green Space Not Car Park

We have objected to plans to reinstate an unlawful car park on New Road Common, Kendal in Cumbria. Mr David Fone has applied to the Secretary of State for Environment, under section 38 of the Commons Act 2006, for consent for works on common land. Mr Fone is a private individual and the land is…
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