Category Archives: Open Spaces Society

Pop-up footbridge

It was a surprise to find a well-engineered footbridge had appeared over the A470 in time for the eisteddfod, when money cannot be found to provide much-needed bridges over public paths. 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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Elinor Ostrom awards 2019

There were three winners of the Elinor Ostrom award 2019 and all had played a part in collective action. Continue reading

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A centenary in Chester

I spoke at the centenary dinner of the Chester Rambling and Hill Walking Club in Chester. Continue reading

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Moses Room, commons bill, and George

Forty years ago I fought the first Dartmoor Commons Bill before a House of Lords committee. 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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Okehampton bypass inquiry: 40 years ago

It is 40 years since the 96-day Okehampton bypass inquiry opened. Continue reading

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