Category Archives: campaigns

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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End-of-term euphoria?  I hope not

Michael Gove made a speech which was surprisingly good, though it failed to mention access. Continue reading

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The energy of practitioners

I am pleased to report progress in the campaign to integrate practitioners & academics at the International Association for the Study of the Commons Continue reading

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Worcestershire’s welcome to walking

Worcestershire Ramblers organised a welcome to walking weekend at Hanbury Hall. Continue reading

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What route for the Hamble estuary coast path?

Campaigners argue for the best route for the England Coast Path on the Hamble estuary in Hampshire Continue reading

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Labour should celebrate access achievement, but go for more

Twenty years ago Labour was elected with a promise of legislation for the right to roam. We had to hold them to it. Continue reading

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