Greenham & Crookham Commons Commission

“Restores and conserves the Commons as a peaceful place of natural beauty”

The Commons form the largest continuous tract of open heath in Berkshire. The entire common is access land, an important green lung for the people of West Berkshire, and a precious SSSI for a rich variety of wildlife and flora. The Commission is its guardian and manager, with a General Duty under the Greenham and Crookham Commons Act 2002. West Berkshire District Council is the owner of the Commons, and the Berks Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) provide the day to day maintenance and management of the Commons on behalf of the District Council, and working with the Commission. Both the District Council and BBOWT are represented on the Commission.

Draft Rights of Way Improvement Plan

West Berkshire Council has published a Draft Rights of Way Improvement Plan on which residents and other interested parties may comment. The Plan covers Rights of Way across the Commons. To view the Plan and comment via a Survey go to the Consultation website: Draft Rights of Way Improvement Plan.

Find out more about us

A view along the common.

What is the purpose of the Commission?

It is a partly elected and partly appointed body that manages the Common on behalf of the West Berkshire Council.

Want to know more about the act itself?

Read the full Greenham and Crookham Commons Act 2002 at the Legislation website.