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.

Heart-lifting finale

The enthusiasm of young scholars to link research and social impact is hugely encouraging. Continue reading

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The Colour Kitchen

The Colour Kitchen in Utrecht gives employment to people who might not otherwise find jobs. Continue reading

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Late-singing chiffchaffs

The producers of The Archers were a bit sloppy about the background birdsong. Continue reading

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Defending land rights: finding solutions

At the Utrecht commons conference I put together a global practitioners’ lab on defending land rights. Continue reading

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Hidcote’s hidden story

Thanks to the Open Spaces Society’s objection to the diversion of blocked paths in Hidcote garden in 1989 we have additional routes for the public. Continue reading

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‘Resolved’ has a new meaning in Buckinghamshire

Bucks County Council’s public-path reporting system is misleading, it says problems are ‘resolved’ when they are not. Continue reading

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Going for a buurten

I visited ancient Dutch commons on the Utrecht field trip. Continue reading

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