The Leeds Local Access Forum (LLAF) was established in April 2004, under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. Its primary purpose is to provide advice to the Council and to Natural England on how to make the countryside more accessible and enjoyable for open-air recreation.
Local access forums bring together interested parties and expertise. Forum Members reflect the broad range of interests – social, economic and environmental – involved in the countryside. Leeds Local Access Forum meets around four times a year and has a membership of up to 12 members.
Forum members bring a wide range of experience, including recreational use (e.g. walking, riding, cycling) and land management, to the forum. Those with an interest in the land, nature conservation and heritage as well as tourism, health, business and transport can also help to provide a rounded perspective on countryside access issues. Members are not paid, but can claim reasonable expenses for attendance at meetings and are required to confirm a commitment to the Forum and its work for a period of up to three years.
If you would like to contact the Forum or register an interest in becoming a member, please email LAF@leeds.gov.uk or contact Roger Brookes on (0113) 395 7400. You can download the application form from the expandable Documents section on this page.
Further information about the role of LAFs generally can be found by clicking on the relevant external link.