Don’t close parks – open up golf courses so people can exercise safely

Massive thanks for those who’ve signed the petition to open up golf courses so people can exercise safely. It’s had nearly 6,500 signatures so far and there’s been loads of interest – the Sunday Times covered it, one of the govt’s scientific advisors on coronavirus has backed the idea, and even the Sun ran an… Continue reading Don’t close parks – open up golf courses so people can exercise safely

Criminalisation of trespass

On 5 November 2019, the Government launched a consultation to strengthen police powers against roadside Travellers. We need as many people as possible to stand up and fight against the Government’s plans. This information shows the possible changes and explains how you can respond to the consultation: https://www.gypsy-traveller.org/how-to-say-no-to-governments-plan-to-strengthen-police-powers-against-travellers/

Land and the Ecological Crisis

Workshop organised by the People’s Land Policy and the London Mining Network March 28th, 12:00 – 5:00 New Economics Foundation: 10 Salamanca Pl, Lambeth, London SE1 7HB The way we use land lies at the bottom of the ecological crisis. Human impact has now spread to all parts of the globe. We need to seriously… Continue reading Land and the Ecological Crisis

‘English Dirt’ scratch performance in Leeds

The Vandal Factory theatre company are based in York/Leeds and consist of Natalie Quatermass and Henry Raby. They have just finished a week of research and development on a new show, English Dirt about the history of land-ownership. They are holding a work-in-progress sharing in Leeds on Saturday 14th September: What: English Dirt is a… Continue reading ‘English Dirt’ scratch performance in Leeds

Land rights briefing on the global south

The Land Research Action Network, Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform, Focus on the Global South, Rede Social de Justicia e Direitos Humanos and La Via Campesina have been collaborating to produce some excellent briefing papers recently. Below is the most recent, the rest can be found in the footer of this page. https://www.landjustice.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/LandResearchActionNetwork_WEB.pdf

One Hundred and Thirty Million Pounds of Earth: Investigating land ownership in Newcastle upon Tyne

This post discusses a research project and accompanying exhibition examining land ownership and new purpose built student accommodation in Newcastle upon Tyne. Written by Julia Heslop. Shieldfield is an estate on the outskirts of Newcastle city centre which has seen increasing development pressures, with a 467 per cent increase in student housing numbers between 2011… Continue reading One Hundred and Thirty Million Pounds of Earth: Investigating land ownership in Newcastle upon Tyne