Our Green Space, a Cumbria-wide project was developed and managed in partnership by Friends of the Lake District (FLD) and Action with Communities in Cumbria (ACT).

It was funded by the Heritage Lottery ‘Your Heritage’ grant scheme and Friends of the Lake District and run with the support of many other individuals and organisations. The project employed two part time Project Officers and initially ran from January 2008 to December 2010 but was subsequently extended to December 2011.

Common Land

Commons Act 2006 : Factsheet 6: Town and Village Greens

Commons Act 2006 : Factsheet 6: Town and Village Greens

Town and village greens derive from customary law. They were originally areas of land where local people indulged in lawful sports and pastimes. These might have included organised or informal games, picnics, fêtes and similar activities. A green can be in private ownership but many greens are owned or maintained by town and parish councils.
Countryside and Community Research Institute

Countryside and Community Research Institute

National Seminars series on Common Land and Town and Village Greens
DEFRA Common Land

DEFRA Common Land

Direct link to information on Common Land via the DEFRA website
Open Spaces Society

Open Spaces Society

Direct link to the Open Spaces Society website the organisation that works to protect Common Land and public rights of way. Expert advice and campaign guidance.
Planning Inspectorate

Planning Inspectorate

Direct link to the Planning Inspectorate website - information on Common Land
S194 Form

S194 Form

Application for consent to erect buildings or fences or to construct works on common land (s194)