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Apply to join Local Access Forum

Do you want to improve outdoor access and recreation in North Bedfordshire?

Can you spare some time to help us!

Do you love the great outdoors? Are you a countryside user?

Do you want to influence future outdoor access and countryside recreation developments?

Volunteering on the Local Access Forum

We need local volunteers to join our Local Access Forum. This is an important group which was established as a result of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 and will make significant inputs into countryside recreation and outdoor access issues in the Borough of Bedford.

The Borough of Bedford Local Access Forum provides independent strategic advice to Bedford Borough Council and many other local and national organisations to improve access for all to local countryside for recreation whilst protecting wildlife and landscape.

Balanced Representation

The membership of the forum needs to represent a wide range of interests in a balanced way, so we are looking for applicants with a broad experience across one or more of the following:

  • Land owners/ Land managers
  • Walking
  • Dog walkers
  • Cycling (on and off road)
  • Equestrian (riding and/or driving)
  • Motorised vehicle use
  • Countryside sports
  • Tourism
  • Local Businesses
  • Diversity and ethnic groups
  • Disabled and inclusive access
  • Conservation and Heritage
  • Local authorities
  • Young people and Youth organizations            

This is an independent advisory group and each member strives to recognise the views of others and aims to reach a consensus on a wide range of countryside issues. We are looking for people capable of sharing their skills and experiences and not only representing the views of any particular organisation.

Application Pack contents

For more information and an application pack

Borough of Bedford Local Access Forum Secretary 

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