Category Archives: Open Spaces Society

Munificent Margaret

The Open Spaces Society’s former vice-president Margaret Smith would have been 101 today. Continue reading

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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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1189 & all that

Thirty years ago I wrote an Opinion piece in Open Space magazine about the importance of 1189. Continue reading

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Chilterns’ future

I have commented on the draft management plan for the Chilterns AONB: mostly good but too laid-back on paths and access. 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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An appropriate meaning of OSS

I was pleased to learn that OSS means (in West Yorkshire dialect) ‘the ability to do something properly’. Continue reading

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John Johnson: friend of access

John Johnson, former chairman of the Countryside Commission and an advocate of access, has died aged 88. Continue reading

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