Local access forum

The Wakefield District Local Access Forum was established in July 2003 to advise the Council on the improvement of access to land in the District for open-air recreation and enjoyment.

A key area of work for the Forum has been to advise the Council on the Rights of Way Improvement Plan and access to open country and common land in the District.

Wakefield is proud of its strong and independent Local Access Forum, which is made up of volunteer members representing a broad range of interests relating to countryside access including users of the public rights of way network and other forms of access, landowners/occupiers, business, heritage and nature conservation.   

Membership

The primary purpose of the Wakefield District Local Access Forum is to give advice and recommendations about countryside access issues. 

Membership of the forum is on a voluntary basis and members are recruited on an annual basis.  

Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting to raise issues relating to local public rights of way and access to the countryside. Contact us for more information.

New Member Recruitment

We are looking for new members to join the Local Access Forum. The Forum was established in July 2003 to advise us on the improvement of access to land in the District for open air recreation and enjoyment.

Applications are particularly welcomed from landowners, people with disabilities, women, young people and ethnic minorities. These groups are currently under represented on the forum.

The forum meets on average for two hours every two months. Membership of the forum is voluntary. Travel and subsistence expenses are paid where appropriate.

If you are interested in joining the Local Access Forum please contact the Public Rights of Way Team. 

Local Access Forum Meetings

The next meeting is on Wednesday 27 September 2017 from 7pm to 9pm at:
The Chimes
Town Hall
Wood Street
Wakefield
WF1 2HQ

Contact us

Public Rights of Way

Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

0345 8 506 506