Tag Archives: Countryside Commission

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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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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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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Gerald McGuire’s century

Today, 12 July, would have been campaigner Gerald McGuire’s 100th birthday. Continue reading

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Natural England must champion paths

Natural England is becoming a government mouthpiece. It must champion public paths and access. Continue reading

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Thank you Janet, the Ramblers’ rock

Janet Davis is leaving the Ramblers after 32 years working on public-paths policy. We shall miss her enormously. Continue reading

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The Treaty of Burford

Thirty years ago, on May Day 1986, three of us sorted out the future of common land. Continue reading

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