There are 11,407 hectares of common land in Ceredigion. On these, commoners exercise their right to fish, graze livestock or gather materials such as wood or bracken. There are also 18 town or village greens. These are used by local inhabitants for the exercise of lawful sports and pastimes.
Under the Commons Registration Act 1965, the Council is obliged to hold a record of these sites and associated rights. Countryside Access Management System (CAMS) allows officers to map all the sites and maintain accurate data about the sites, their landowners and rights holders.
Because the system is shared with Rights of Way staff users can see which Rights of Way traverse each Common or Village Green, allowing for a more integrated site and ROW management to be applied.
Further information from Simon Allen.