Local Access Forums are advisory bodies. Section 94 of the CROW Act defines their statutory function as being to advise as to the improvement of public access to land in the area for the purposes of open-air recreation and the enjoyment of the area, and as to such other matters as may be prescribed.
Following the procedure identified in Section 94, Regulation 13 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Kingston upon Hull City Council established a Joint Local Access Forum (LAF).
Although supported by East Riding of Yorkshire and Kingston upon Hull Councils the Joint LAF is an independent body.
The Rural Policy and Partnership Service within the council provides the secretariat for the Joint Local Access Forum.