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Southampton Commons and Parks Protection Society (SCAPPS) was founded shortly after the national Commons Preservation Society's fight in the 1860s against enclosures of common land in the London area. SCAPPS has similar aims, which are to protect Southampton's Commons and Parks from damage and encroachment. (It started life

under a different name but has used its current title from at least 1960) The Society brings together a cross section of citizens committed to the well-being of our City's green public spaces which include:
Avenue Lands, Bassett Green, Bitterne Common, Central Parks. Hum Hole, Itchen Valley Conservation Area, Lordswood Greenway, Mayfield Park, Mayflower Park, Millbrook Recreation Ground, Millers Pond, Monks Brook Greenway, Pear Tree Green, Portswood Recreation Ground, Queens Park & Vokes Gardens, Riverside Park, Rockstone Place (Little Mongers), Rollesbrook Valley, Shirley Ponds, Shirley Recreation Ground, Shoreburs Greenway. Southampton Common, Sports Centre, Veracity Ground, Weston Lane, Westwood Country Park, and others. We are regularly consulted on, and respond to local planning applications affecting Southampton's green spaces. We liaise with the other local amenity societies over matters of mutual interest.

April 2021; We are sad to announce the passing of Canon John Davies our President. He worked tirelessly on behalf of SCAPPS for many years and will be sorely missed by all.
24.3.2021; We are sad to announce the passing of Arthur Jeffery, our Chairman of SCAPPS for many years. His work and dedication knew no bounds, Arthur you will be sorely missed by all.

The SCAPPS Committee:
Kate Martin
Alec Samuels
Graham Linecar
Mary Carnegie, 
Felicity Irons-Smith
Pat O'Dell, 
Committee Meetings are held monthly. Our AGM, which is usually followed by a guest speaker, is in May. Our newsletter is published each April and November.
If you would like details about our work, or have any queries you can contact by email at:Enquiries

We like to talk...... We like to share our enthusiasm about our wonderful parks with others. If you belong to a group or association who hold regular meetings you might like to consider inviting us to talk to you. We would be pleased to make an illustrated presentation. We make no charge, but it's nice to receive a donation, and we always hope some of those listening may decide to join our society.


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Contact: Enquiries