Soham Town Council’s maintains no other green or open spaces apart from its cemetery allotment and recreation ground. Soham Town Council does support the work of the community seasonal bed planting undertaken by volunteers on the verges along Fordham Rd with junctions to Staples Lane and at Regal Lane by ensuring that these CCC owned and maintained grass verges are mown.
There are many areas of green and open space providing play equipment within housing developments which are managed either under maintenance agreements between the Developer and ECDC (or CCC) or where not remain the responsibility of the Developer.
The common lands in and around the town are privately owned and the majority of Soham residents only have rights of access along designated footpaths. The provision of road tracks over which cars may pass are Rights (privileges) given by the owner of these lands and is one example Common(er) Rights. Commoners Rights are not the same as a resident or publics’ right to gain (foot) access on these ‘access lands’.
Dog walkers should endeavour to keep their animals on leashes and on the designated footpaths. On most areas of open country and common land you must keep your dog on a short lead between 1 March and 31 July (during ground nesting season) and seasonally where there are grazing animals.