Category Archives: green spaces

MP joins Maidenhead millennium walk

I joined the twentieth anniversary event for the Maidenhead millennium walk, devised by Maidenhead Civic Society and East Berkshire Ramblers. Continue reading

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Never more needed!

The Ramblers has never been more needed than now. Continue reading

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Defra’s omissions

Last week George Eustice made a speech before the summer break about nature recovery, but he failed to mention public access and enjoyment which must go with such recovery. Continue reading

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Not this year for Nottingham trail

Today, 28 June, I should have been opening the Nottingham town trail linking the green spaces saved by the 1965 inclosure award. Continue reading

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Greenwich oasis

Memories of better times: the Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park is a pretty special place. Continue reading

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The keeper of the colliery

On a recent Ramblers’ visit to Wales we walked in the restored Llynfi valley near Maesteg, which was a wonderful experience. Continue reading

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Climate-crisis speech in a hothouse

On 16 July I went to Kew Gardens to listen to the environment secretary, Michael Gove, speak about Defra’s work. Sadly, he didn’t mention public access until I asked the question. Continue reading

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First day in Lima

I am in Lima, Peru, for the International Association for the Study of the Commons biennial conference. Continue reading

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Shortage of sunshine

Maxwell Ayamba of the Sheffield Environmental Movement argues for more access to open spaces for disadvantaged communities. Continue reading

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Let’s reinvent the Countryside Agency

We must not forget the Countryside Agency which was born 20 years ago today, on 1 April 1999.
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