Read George Eustice's response to our letter sent in November

20 Dec 2016: Today (20th December) we received  a response from the Secretary of State, George Eustice to the letter we sent  him in mid- November. In... read more

1200 Commoners Still Await Final 2015 Basic Payment

24 Nov 2016: The Rural Payments Agency acknowledged this week they need to review 25% of 2015 common land claims as there are discrepancies between the area paid... read more

Letter to the Chairman of the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Commitee

16 Nov 2016: The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committe  (EFRA) of the House of Commons has asked us to submit information about the problems commoners... read more

Our letter to Angela Leadsom points out substantive problems in BPS 2015 payments to commoners

2 Nov 2016: Today we sent a letter to Angela Leadsom, Secretary of State, Defra. In our letter we draw her attention to substantive problems that remain with the... read more

Future of uplands open to conversation

29 Sep 2016: Taken from Farmers Guardian 28 September 2016 Farmers and those who manage the uplands are urged to better explain the benefits they provide to the... read more

FCL responds to Environmental Audit Committee on the future of the natural environment

12 Sep 2016: The Environmental Audit Committee of Parliament has launched an inquiry into the Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum. They are... read more

THE FUTURE OF THORNEYTHWAITE FARM: Let the National Trust show its commitment to our cultural landscape

5 Sep 2016: The National Trust is the largest owner of common land in England. Its purchase of Thorneythwaite provides the Trust with an opportunity to show... read more

Cumbria Flood Action Plan adopts charter for collaborative working arround natural flood management

22 Aug 2016: After the devastating floods in the north of England last December (2015), the Foundation for Common Land led on developing a Charter for... read more