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.
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.
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.
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.|
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.
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 News.
A weekly bulletin provided by Landscape Design Trust.
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.