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Recreation Spaces: Urban Areas

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under what circumstances the public may be excluded from land designated as a town green under section 15(1) of the Commons Act 2006. (200072)

There is some uncertainty over this issue, but our view is that local inhabitants have a right to indulge in lawful sports and pastimes on a registered town or village green. However, such rights do not extend to the public generally.