Author Archives: campaignerkate

About campaignerkate

I am the general secretary of the Open Spaces Society and I campaign for public access, paths and open spaces in town and country.

Win, win, win

The Open Spaces Society had three important wins this week. Continue reading

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The inspiration of our national parks

Theresa May has demonstrated that national parks are inspirational and need proper funding. Continue reading

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Backward Bradford

Bradford Council’s website on common land is at least ten years out of date. Continue reading

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Wanted: an all-round aide

Forty years ago today I started my first proper job, as secretary and all-round aide to author Charles Owen. Continue reading

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No to tracks on Naphill Common

Naphill Common in Buckinghamshire suffers from tracks created by adjoining landowners. Continue reading

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Early bird at Cowleaze Wood

I repeated my bird survey for the Thame Valley Conservation Trust and recorded plenty of singing males. Continue reading

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South Downs celebrations

I spoke at the seventh anniversary event of the South Downs National Park and called for agricultural funding to be directed to public access post-Brexit. Continue reading

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