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.

Village Greens

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 Agency. Door Step Greens Evaluation

Countryside Agency. Door Step Greens Evaluation

Countryside Agency 
Door Step Greens Evaluation

 

This report presents our findings in relation to the three research projects above which were identified by the Countryside Agency as forming part of their evaluation of the Doorstep Greens grant scheme.

DEFRA Study of Registered Town and Village Greens

DEFRA Study of Registered Town and Village Greens

Study of registered town and village greens and the attitudes towards applications - NR0139

 For the last 40 years, successive governments have considered the possibility of reform of the law relating to common land and town/village greens. This is partly because it has long been recognised that town and village greens represent important open spaces for local communities right across England and Wales.
DEFRA. Section 15. Registration of New Town or Village Greens.

DEFRA. Section 15. Registration of New Town or Village Greens.

This additional advice from Defra should not be regarded as definitive and cannot be treated as a complete and authoritative statement of the law. It is for commons registration authorities to consider how best to do so in de-termining applications for the registration of new greens.

GIS Maps of Registered Village Greens

GIS Maps of Registered Village Greens

Do you have registered Village Greens? To check on the status of your village greens and to access a map of your village greens follow this link.

Then click on: 

Search Tools (top left green menu)

Enter the name of your village green and click on Go

Green Places

Green Places

Green Places News.

A weekly bulletin provided by Landscape Design Trust.

Open Green Spaces A Guide To Common Management Issues. 2nd Edition July 2010

Open Green Spaces A Guide To Common Management Issues. 2nd Edition July 2010

This highly regarded and recently updated guide looks at some common community green space management issues and discusses ways to address them. It aims to help provide guidance through potentially intractable situations and advice on how to avoid getting into such situations in the first place. It also signposts you to organisations and agencies that may be able to provide further help.
Open Green Spaces An Introduction To Managing For Wildlife. 2nd Edition July 2010

Open Green Spaces An Introduction To Managing For Wildlife. 2nd Edition July 2010

This is the 2nd recently updated version of this guide and is intended for Parish Councillors or community groups who manage or are thinking about managing open green spaces.

 

Open Green Spaces An Introduction To Their Legal Status And Protection. 2nd Edition July 2010

Open Green Spaces An Introduction To Their Legal Status And Protection. 2nd Edition July 2010

This highly regarded and recently updated guide aims to set out clearly and in simple terms what the laws are and how they apply in different situations. It is designed as a starting point to getting to grips with legalities of green spaces and to point you on to other organisations and resources if you need to dig deeper. 
Town and Village Greens Project

Town and Village Greens Project

Market Research Report Stages 1 and 2.