Tag Archives: River Thames

PM opens Margaret’s Bridge

Theresa May, as MP for Maidenhead, opened the bridge in memory of the late Margaret Bowdery, East Berkshire Ramblers’ campaigner. 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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Magnificent Margaret of Maidenhead

Margaret Bowdery, footpath secretary of East Berkshire Ramblers, has died and we shall miss her greatly. Continue reading

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The (not so) good is the enemy of the best

It may surprise you to hear that the Open Spaces Society has objected to a planning application for a new footpath in Maidenhead. This is because the proposed path would make it even more unlikely that we could win a Thames-side … Continue reading

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Thames Path—with no view of the river

The 184-mile Thames Path National Trail follows the river from source to sea. Well almost. There are still places where it is forced away from the river onto busy roads.   One of these is a short gap which, due to the intransigence … Continue reading

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Not yet a walkers’ paradise

The Henley Standard‘s ‘turning back the pages’ column on 23 August 2013 reported, in the ‘10 years ago‘ section, the Open Spaces Society‘s story in the 22 August 2003 issue. This bore the headline: ‘Market Place branded a danger to … Continue reading

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