Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Have you got the passion and the skills to help us?

Save Open Spaces is applying for a grant to pay for an exciting project to protect a range of open spaces in Frome. If successful, we will need the right enthusiastic and competent person who can chart their way through various planning mechanisms that could be used.

Lots of information is already available through work undertaken previously by Friends of the River Frome and FROGS. Plus Frome Town Council currently has an Open Spaces Strategy.  This new project would bolster this existing groundwork with the aim of protecting open green spaces for the future for all residents of the town.

If you would like more detail, email savefromemeadow@outlook.com and we will send you the project brief.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Open Spaces Society: Inclosure Revived

The general secretary of the Open Spaces Society, Kate Ashbrook, has written about the current government's increasingly aggressive attacks on community access and protection of open spaces as amounting to a new inclosure movement (the historical process which saw common lands enclosed and turned into profit-making private farms).

"We now face a revival of the inclosure-movement. The list of the government's anti-green attacks on access and open spaces lengthens by the day." 

In this context, the need to protect open spaces becomes increasingly urgent. Read the full press release here.

For information on how to register a space as green, see the Open Spaces Society information sheet here.