The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000
required Local and National Park Authorities to set up a Local
Access Forum (LAF) for their areas.
Worcestershire's LAF was formed in May 2003
and consists of 22 people, each representing a particular interest
in the countryside, such as walking, farming or cycling. Two
members are District Councillors and one is a County
The purpose of the LAF is to offer countryside
access advice to a number of organisations including the County
Council, English Heritage and the Environment Agency. It also
has responsibility for some aspects of management of Access Land
together with a key role in monitoring Worcestershire's Rights of
Way Improvement Plan, as well as responding to relevant
consultation papers published by Defra and Natural England, amongst
The Forum normally meets twice a year and its meetings are open
to the public, who are always welcome to observe proceedings.
You can access Agendas, Minutes and the Annual Report by
clicking below or by contacting:
Worcestershire County Council, Countryside Service, The
Countryside Centre, Worcester Woods Country Park, Wildwood Drive,
Worcester, WR5 2LG Tel: 01905 768289.
Local Access Forum Annual Reports
Local Access Forum Agendas and Minutes
Vacancies on the Forum
The Local Access Forum is a statutory advisory group consisting
of up to 22 members representing a broad range of interests
connected with public access to the countryside. Interests covered
include both leisure, such as walking and riding, and business and
commercial, for example farming and land management.
The Forum provides advice on access issues to both the County
Council and to several other bodies, and also plays a key role in
the management and administration of access land.
Worcestershire's Forum has now been in existence since May 2003
and a number of seats regularly come up for re-appointment.
The County Council is seeking applications for membership from
anyone who feels able to represent any of the following fields of
interest. Any individual can apply for membership.
- Forestry Interest
- Landowner Interest
- Wildlife/Biodiversity Interest
- Carriage Driving Interest
- Open Spaces Interest
- Social Inclusion Interest
- Tourism Interest
- Walking Interest
- Motorised Use of Minor Highways and Byways
To obtain a membership application pack, which also contains
more detailed information, you can contact the LAF Secretary,
Richard Jones, telephone 01905 768289, or download an application pack (Word Document 77
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