Category Archives: green spaces

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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One hundred Opinions

In the autumn 2018 issue of Open Space magazine I wrote my 100th Opinion article. Continue reading

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A look at the Lickeys

This year is the fiftieth anniversary of the Countryside Act 1968 which introduced country parks. The Lickey Hills country park is a great success story. Continue reading

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Activist Anne Wilks’s centenary

Anne Wilks, an activist for paths and greens in East Kent, would have been 100 today, 9 November. Continue reading

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Among champion trees

This was the third year in which Ramblers Cymru had staged a walk from the Eisteddfod, following many years when the walk was organised by the Countryside Council for Wales and then Natural Resources Wales.  Their enthusiasm flagged and so, … Continue reading

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Countryside Commission of fond memory

I was delighted to join staff from the former Countryside Commission to celebrate its 50th anniversary and remember its good work. Continue reading

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Telford’s new 50-mile trail

I was pleased to launch the Telford T50 50-mile trail around Telford, to celebrate the anniversary of the new town. Continue reading

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