Tag Archives: Open Spaces Society

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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Hidcote’s hidden story

Thanks to the Open Spaces Society’s objection to the diversion of blocked paths in Hidcote garden in 1989 we have additional routes for the public. Continue reading

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The world of commons conferences

The international commons conference organised in Cheltenham in 2008 was my first experience of the international commons scene. Continue reading

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An unstable proposal

Wycombe District Councillors are being recommended to approve a damaging development in the Chilterns AONB. Continue reading

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Pat’s centenary

Today would have been Pat Wilson’s centenary. She was the much-loved vice-president of the Open Spaces Society and a feisty campaigner for paths and access. Continue reading

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Village hall crammed

Dorchester on Thames community hall was crammed on Tuesday night for a public meeting about the threat to public access. Continue reading

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Fenced-out at Dorchester on Thames

Local people in Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire, are fighting new fencing on paths and around open spaces. Continue reading

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