Category Archives: common rights

A TV opportunity

My first TV interview was 40 years ago, the day the first Dartmoor Commons Bill was rejected by parliament. Continue reading

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Shield of the moor

Dartmoor’s greatest campaigner, Sylvia Sayer, died 20 years ago today. Here is a tribute. Continue reading

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Freedom of the forest

The 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest provides an opportunity to campaign for more access to our land. 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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Huge nitrate problems: we’re in deep shit

I visited Ede in the Netherlands to look at commons old and new. Continue reading

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Come on Archers, register your greens

It’s not too late for the Archers to register their greens. Continue reading

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What future for the forest?

I visited Ashdown Forest in East Sussex with the conservators to look at how the common is grazed. Continue reading

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On Plumstone Mountain

Thirty years ago I spoke at a site meeting of Dyfed County Councillors at Plumstone Rocks, to try to persuade them to remove unlawful fencing on the common Continue reading

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Alpine commoning

I learnt about commoning in the Alps on a walk from Blatten in Switzerland’s Valais region. Continue reading

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‘To venge the common right’

On the night of 6 March 1866, 120 navvies marched from Tring Station to Berkhamsted Common in Hertfordshire to fell the unlawful fencing erected by the landowner Lord Brownlow.  To celebrate the 150th anniversary of this event the National Trust … Continue reading

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