Tag Archives: OSS

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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Should this be a footpath? Abercynon 3 gets a visit

As the Open Spaces Society local correspondent, I went to look at a footpath in Tyntetown, north of Abercynon. Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC is considering extinguishing the path which seems to have been ignored when the Bryntirion estate was built … Continue reading

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Eisteddfod at Abergavenny

I had never been to an Eisteddfod before last Tuesday.  A friend drove us to this year’s which is in Y Fenni (Abergavenny). Once parked and bussed to the Maes (field), Mike quickly found a friendly free cuppa.  The daughter … Continue reading

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A path in Clydach Vale: a happy tale

This is a positive cooperative result for a diversion of a footpath, Footpath 2 off Morton Terrace in Clydach Vale, and a big win for better access to a lovely Valleys hillside.  When I was consulted as Open Spaces Society … Continue reading

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Deterring the public: Sustrans notices

I am pleased that, eventually, some very misleading Sustrans signs are to be changed. The signs – next to Footpath signs – claim that there is no public right of way, only a permissive route.  Absolutely wrong – and not … Continue reading

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Eglwysilan Common: inspecting a Section 38 application

Mynydd Egwysilan Common was wild, windy and wonderful as ever today.  Open Spaces Society had sent me, for comment, an application for an access track over the common from Heol Fawr at Nelson (OSS are notified of all applications for … Continue reading

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Colours of Llantwit marshes

The mild and wet winter has allowed the tawny shades of dead grasses to linger and develop against bright green new growth.  The marshland between the Community Path and Llantwit Fardre provides a vivid background for walkers and cyclists to … 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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Lost on paths from Chippenham, but fun anyway

My friends and I agreed to a day out around Chippenham. This is the story of getting lost on footpaths  to Lacock, though it’s pretty straight on the map (Wiltshire rights of way are online at http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/communityandliving/rightsofway/publicrightsofwaymapping.htm). First, we needed … Continue reading

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Return to development over Footpath 48, Tonteg

Today I got notified of a Temporary Footpath Order to close the path to Tonteg.  The order is because of the works being carried out to develop the new estate (see previous posts in March 2013 and March 2015).  I … Continue reading

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