Please help us to continue our work to protect common land, village greens, open spaces and public paths, and the public's right to enjoy them by supporting our appeals:

Legal Fund - Defending commons, green spaces and paths

Some years ago OSS set up a legal fund with a simple and vital purpose—to fund legal action by the society and its members in defence of commons, green spaces and public paths.

Over the years our successes constitute a solid body of useful decisions which will stand us in good stead.

Please help us to replenish the fund so that we can continue to support essential legal cases in town and countryside.

We've been busy! In case you missed them from our social media, here are some recent campaign success stories we wanted you to know about.


Clyne Common Swansea saved from developer's inferior land-swap proposal

Our member East Malling and Larkfield Parish Council dedicate more land as a village green

Blackburn group win support of borough council for new asset of community value

We save Shropshire footpath from diversion

Threat withdrawn to ancient road in South Downs National Park

Lambeth Council bows to pressure over events on open spaces

We have also been updating how we present our technical fact sheets on the website so that you can more easily access and benefit from the expert advice they contain.  See example here and visit our Information Hub for more.

We will claim gift aid on your donation if we already hold a completed gift aid application from you for all past and future payments.

For further information on our appeals, please contact the office on 01491 573535 or by email.

Give Now Online

We are always very grateful for any donations we receive from members or non-members, to help us in our work to protect and conserve common land, village greens, open spaces and public rights of way.

Make a donation straight from your credit or debit card. It’s fast secure and easy

Make a donation using your CAF account

Please also consider leaving the society a legacy in your will. For further information on donating or leaving a legacy, please contact the office on 01491 573535 or email us.