The 20 members of the Shropshire Local Access Forum have a wide variety of backgrounds and varied interests including walking, cycling, horse riding, conservation and wildlife, as well as farming, rural business and disabled access interests.
The role of the Forum is to advise the Council, Natural England and others, on how best to improve public access to the countryside for the purpose of open air recreation and enjoyment whilst talking into account the needs of land management and nature conservation.
The Forum meets several times a year where a wide variety of topics relating to recreational access are discussed. The meetings are open to the public and usually held at the Shirehall in Shrewsbury.
Vacancies on the Forum
We currently have vacancies on the Forum and to enable us to maintain a reasonable balance between the interest groups, applications are sought from people with experience in one, or more, of the following areas;
- Owners or occupiers of land over which local rights of way exist
- Users of local rights of way and access land
- Any other interests relevant to the area which could include; nature or land conservation, heritage, health and well-being, tourism and active recreation, local community or minority interests
Follow the links for further information about the forum. You can download an application form here.