Village Greens: Protecting village greens
Under section 29 of the Commons Act 1876, together with section 12 of the Inclosure Act 1857, a person who:
- encroaches on, or encloses a town or village green or a recreation ground allotted by an inclosure award, or
- erects anything on, disturbs or interferes with that green or ground otherwise than for its better enjoyment for its proper purpose
- may, on the information of any inhabitant of the parish in which the green is situated, be summarily convicted by the magistrates’ court and fined at level 1 on the standard scale.
For further guidance, please refer to DEFRA (Management & protection of registered town and village greens) or GOV.UK (Manage your town or village green).
Please click here for guidance on driving and parking on your town/village green.