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.

Election of Greenham and Crookham Common Commissioners

Following the Election, six Commoners have been appointed as Commissioners to the Greenham & Crookham Commons Commission. They are Christopher Austin, Judith Curson, Derek Cutt, Frank Huxtable, Kenneth Neal and Nicole Rorie. Their election to the post of Commissioner for the next three years was confirmed on 31st May 2024.

Greenham and Crookham Commons Regulations

Regulations concerning the exercise of Commoners Rights have, after due process and consultation, now been formally approved by DEFRA. They will come into force on 13th June 2024. The Regulations can be found here.

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.