Category Archives: parliament

The value of walking

Last weekend the Walkers Are Welcome Towns Network’s tenth anniversary get-together was held in Hebden Bridge, Calderdale.  Hebden Bridge was the first Walkers Are Welcome town, inspired by local residents Andrew Bibby and Gwen Goddard. The event was hosted by … Continue reading

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The Stalling Busk summit

On 7 October Ramblers gathered at Stalling Busk, the tiny village in the Yorkshire Dales, to celebrate a meeting in 1996 which helped to form the access legislation we now enjoy. Continue reading

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Labour should celebrate access achievement, but go for more

Twenty years ago Labour was elected with a promise of legislation for the right to roam. We had to hold them to it. Continue reading

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Parliament puzzle

On Saturday the Open Spaces Society took part in the 750th anniversary celebrations of the siege of Kenilworth, as it owns Parliament Piece Continue reading

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News from the checkout

Leadsom has lost the vote of the lady in the Henley Waitrose checkout. Continue reading

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Tactical voting

Theresa May is accused of tactical voting; a similar (though far less significant) event occurred in the Ramblers in 1992. Continue reading

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Memories of Michael Meacher, friend of the access movement

Yesterday, 4 November, Michael Meacher would have been 76.  He was a true friend of the access movement.  When Labour won the election in 1997, Meacher became Minister of State for the Environment.  Despite being a very un-Blairite left-winger, he retained … Continue reading

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