As the Commons Registration Authority for North Lincolnshire, we are responsible for maintaining and updating the register of commons and greens for the area.
A register of all commons and greens in North Lincolnshire [PDF, 7Kb] is available to download.
What is a town or village green?
Greens are areas of land which local people can go on to for the exercise of lawful sports or pastimes. Typically these might include organised games, picnics, fetes, dog walking, nature watching, and similar activities.
To register a new village green, you must prove that;
- The land is mainly used by ‘inhabitants of the locality’
- It is used for ‘lawful sports or pastimes’
- It has been used without the permission of the landowner, but without force or secrecy
- That is has been used as such for at least 20 years