Monthly Archives: January 2011

National Trust too ready to bail out government

The National Trust has been far too quick in offering to take over the forests which government hopes to sell (Guardian front page, 29 Jan). It should only be willing to do this if government will give it the money … Continue reading

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Our forests for the chop

If the government wants us to believe that its consultation about the future of England’s public forest estate really is ‘to allow those who are most involved with England’s woodlands to play a much greater role in their future’ and not just … Continue reading

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Losehill Hall – decision made

The Peak District National Park Authority has decided.  It is to sell Losehill Hall, the internationally renowned education centre in the heart of the Peak District, to the Youth Hostels Association (YHA).  But it could have been a lot worse. Last … Continue reading

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Threat to public paths in Bucks

This week the council is scrutinising its budgets, and it may be the last chance to save the budget for public paths.  On behalf of the Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and West Middlesex Ramblers, of which I am footpath secretary, I have sent the … Continue reading

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Commons worldwide – and beyond

I’m at the International Association for the Study of the Commons conference in Hyderabad, and it’s an eye-opener.  Our commons of England and Wales, 600,000 hectares of land with huge public interest, on which commoners have legal rights in common … Continue reading

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