Category Archives: green spaces

The Vanguardians

On 28 May the Vanguard Way Association was formed, to oversee the 66-mile Vanguard Way between Croydon and Newhaven. Continue reading

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Waterstock warehouses: no way

I joined another protest by Waterstock campaigners against warehouses which threaten the nearby meadows & Oxfordshire Way Continue reading

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Agri-access betrayal: an update

A dismal revelation from environment secretary George Eustice about funding for farming. Continue reading

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Jerry’s Way

We celebrated the life of Ramblers champion Jerry Pearlman by opening the Jerry Pearlman Way between Alwoodley and Harewood. Continue reading

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People at the heart of policy

I spoke at the recent national park societies’ conference: national parks have never needed us more. Continue reading

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Nottingham’s town trail

At last I was able to open Nottingham’s historic town trail which celebrates the rescue of 130 acres of green space under the 1845 Inclosure Act. Continue reading

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First night away

I spent my first night away from home for 18 months in a really interesting spot. Continue reading

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The battle of Battlemead

Battlemead Common was bought by Windsor & Maidenhead Council for all residents to enjoy. It must create a path across the land to enable this to happen. Continue reading

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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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