Monthly Archives: November 2011

Celebrating Cumbria’s green spaces

The Our Green Space project in Cumbria, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Friends of the Lake District, has nearly completed its four-year term, and I was delighted to attend the case study launch and celebratory event at Penrith on … Continue reading

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Government could learn from Our Green Space

Yesterday I spoke at the case study launch and celebratory event for the brilliant Our Green Space project, which has worked with five communities in Cumbria to carry out improvements to their local environment and their green spaces. ‘Village greens … Continue reading

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Chuck it in the bin!

Opinion article from autumn Open Space, published by the Open Spaces Society. We wish that the government’s consultation on the registration of new greens had been among the documents which Cabinet Office minister Oliver Letwin threw in the park bins. This, … Continue reading

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Not so bog standard

Yesterday I visited the Mires Project on high Dartmoor with Kevin Bishop, the Dartmoor National Park Officer and Norman Baldock, ecologist. We walked out from Fernworthy, past the Grey Wethers stone circles to Winney’s Down, steering our course by the … Continue reading

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