Information about what the joint local access forum is, who are the members, who manages the forum and where to view the minutes and agendas.
Local Access Forums are independent advisory bodies that provide advice on the improvement of public access to land for recreation and enjoyment. They are statutory bodies defined in legal terms by the Section 94 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act.
Local Authorities have a duty under the CROW Act to establish Local Access Forums and in this area, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Kingston upon Hull City Council have agreed and worked together to support the creation of a Joint LAF as a body that is independent of both local authorities.
Meetings of the joint local access forum are held on a quarterly basis and are advertised in advance. The locations of the meetings are varied to allow people living in different parts of the area the opportunity to attend.
The local access forum produces an annual report each May outlining the work of the forum, objectives for the year ahead and progress update reports on The Rights of Way Improvement Plans as set by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Hull City Council. A copy of the 12th Annual Report for 2015-16 can be downloaded below:
East Riding of Yorkshire and Kingston Upon Hull Joint Local Access Forum 12th Annual Report 2015 - 2016 (pdf 814kb opens in new window)
Membership of the joint local access forum is voluntary and people who choose to become members come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Although members of the joint local access forum may be members of other organisations, they are appointed to the forum in an individual capacity to represent a particular area of interest (eg. walking, cycling, horse riding). Members are usually appointed for a three-year term.
Yes. The Council is seeking to appoint up to five new voluntary members to the forum in the near future. We are inviting applications from people with a knowledge and passion for open-air recreation, access and rights of way. The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 4 November 2016.
To find out more about this role, who we are looking for, and how to apply, please see the documents below:
Joint Local Access Forum - Application Form (word 178kb opens in new window)
The rural policy and partnership service within the council provide the secretariat for the joint local access forum. This involves the recruitment of members, supporting members, arranging site visits and meetings.
Yes. The minutes, agendas and future meeting dates can be accessed from the council, committees, joint local access forum page.
Yes. The most recent annual reports are available to download from the table below.