Tag Archives: Open Spaces Society

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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Stonehenge shenanigans

Today is the centenary of Stonehenge’s acquisition for the nation, but before that it was the scene of access battles. 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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Rhagrith, or Welsh hypocrisy

The Welsh Government wants people to use public transport but then fixes meetings so that this is impossible. Continue reading

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Ninety years of the journal: no froth, no frills

This month is the ninetieth anniversary of the first journal of the Open Spaces Society. Continue reading

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Defending land rights: finding solutions

At the Utrecht commons conference I put together a global practitioners’ lab on defending land rights. Continue reading

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