On Sunday 15
th April we held our national gathering at the Friends of the Earth offices in London.
This was the day after our buzzing and well-attended
tour of London’s housing crisis, organised as part of our Week of Action for Land Justice. Many people at the meeting had organised or taken part in the tour, and celebrated its success long into the evening… I think Nick Hayes summed up the feeling in the room when he said “I’m so happy and tired I think I’m going to cry!”
Continue reading Report from our national gathering
On Saturday 14th April, after a week of rain, on what felt like the first warm and sunny day of the year, just shy of a hundred people gathered in central London for the inaugural Land Justice Network Landlords’ Game guided walk.
The meet point and official start was Brown Hart Gardens, a
POPS ( privately owned public space) in the heart of Mayfair.
Continue reading Report from The Landlords’ Game
From Photochrom Prints Collection at the Library of Congress – Picture in the public domain
Scotland, as many know, is quite a few years ahead of England with land reform.
Scottish Land Commission has just published a discussion paper by Peter Peacock about diversifying land ownership which is our recommended reading this week!
THE LANDLORD’S GAME: a tour of London’s land and housing crisis. Please share this wicked promo video via
facebook or youtube and then come along on Saturday 14th April, Mayfair!
Facebook event page –
Some of us involved with Land Justice Network are really looking forward to going on this – why not come along too?
Come to Land Justice Network’s next national gathering to celebrate the start of our Week of Action on Land Rights, discuss what the network’s been up to and plot fresh actions together!
We’ll meet up 12 noon to eat lunch together (bring a dish if you can) and start the meeting at 1pm, finishing 4pm with optional social time at a nearby pub afterwards.
Facebook event page is
If you need financial support so you can make it to the event please drop us an email at
Friends of the Earth offices, The Printworks, 139 Clapham Road, London, SE1 0DG
I hope we can one day make a video this compelling about land rights in England!
Right to Roam from Patagonia on Vimeo.
On 21st March 2015 130 people attended a
one-day conference in Totnes to explore ‘How can we grow a proper relationship between people and place?’
They made a seven minute
film and conference report, which provides links to audio recordings of the presentations that were given.
The speakers (with links to videos of their talks) were:
Tal Leshem Who does the land REALLY belong to: a moral perspective
Jonty Williams Economics for taking care of the Earth
Julian Pratt Stewardship – an alternative to owning the Earth
Simon Fairlie Radical approaches to accessing land
Jyoti Fernandez Access to land –an international perspective
Toni Spencer (Part 1) Poems for and from the Devon Land Conference
Toni Spencer (Part 2)