The Ethical Gift

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We deal with almost 1000 cases a year assisting communities, groups and individuals in protecting their local spaces and paths in all parts of England and Wales. Can you help us by joining as a member?

Would you like to find a present for outdoorsy friends or family with a conscience? Ethical and environmentally friendly gifts are increasingly popular and rightly so. The Open Spaces Society is a small charity that fights to conserve and promote our environment by seeking protection for paths and open spaces, so that everyone can enjoy them. That may involve a High Court battle or advising a local residents group so that they can challenge a planning and development bid. The charity has been active for over 150 years defending paths and precious green space no matter how large or small and our campaigning works. An ethical gift of membership to The Open Spaces Society costs from just £33 and will help us do more.

Open Space Member Magazine

Thinking of buying an ethical gift? Here are some recent success stories

Barratt’s Backs down over future of Leigh Common, Dorset

We save Herefordshire path from diversion

We help to stop quarry extension on West Yorkshire common

Seven Sisters secured

Changes in legislation, development pressures and neglect pose a real danger to our path network and landscapes, city or countryside, every day. We have responded to more than 700 calls for advice and help in the last year and the number is increasing.

We really value every one of our members as they provide the mandate for our voice to be heard so that we can work effectively to save commons, footpaths, village greens, bridleways, parks and green spaces from the threat of adverse change. All members are kept up to date with our work and have access to a huge amount of expert knowledge and case study experience on our website and from our member magazines, social media and eZines.

PS You can buy a society membership as a gift without hitting the High Street – how eco-friendly is that?

Click here for an environmentally-friendly gift for just £33 for one year



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