Category Archives: open spaces: town & village greens

Western Communities, Bridgend: talking about Open Spaces

I was really pleased to get an invitation to talk about Open Spaces Society at the Westward Community Centre, thanks to Councillor Charles Smith. I first met Charles as the chair of Save Morfa Beach and he held together a … Continue reading

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Local Access Forums’ National Conference

Local Access Forums were established under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW) to advise local authorities on improving public access and recreation in the countryside and urban open spaces. Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC is in the process … Continue reading

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Cae Prior Fields: inspecting in Brecon

I’m helping out in Brecon where residents around the old Cae Prior farmland have applied to register two of the fields as a town or village green.  The registration authority, Powys, are holding an Inquiry into the application starting on … Continue reading

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Helperby, Pickering and Court Leet

We had a lazy weekend in Yorkshire a few weeks ago, combining a party in York (missing last bus and walking 4 miles to hotel like silly youngsters) with the next day out touring some prosperous villages and the town … Continue reading

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Sunny day for women planners

I signed up for an International Women’s Day event organised by the Royal Town Planning Institute and much enjoyed meeting women in planning and listening to the Northern Irish Chief Planner Fiona McCandless and Carl Sargeant (Welsh Minister responsible for … Continue reading

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Open Spaces Society: great experts

Open Spaces Society gathered its local correspondents for a weekend to share expertise and concerns.  It was also a celebration of OSS’s uniqueness in representing all users of rights of way, and campaigning for public enjoyment of town & village … Continue reading

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Friends’ day out in Swindon

It was an exciting day out to see impacts of a friend’s activism to protect Swindon’s open spaces and arts which are under attack through council cuts propelled by the government in Westminster.  I set off from Cardiff Central – … Continue reading

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