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 four times 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:
The Countryside Service, Worcestershire
County Council, County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester WR5 2NP,
Tel: 01905 768214
Access Forum Annual Reports
Local Access Forum Agendas &
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
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
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.
To obtain a membership
application pack, which also contains more detailed information,
you can contact the LAF Secretary, Richard Jones, telephone 01905
768248, or download an application pack (134.3 KB)
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