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Local access forum

Swansea local access forum is re-forming and is open to new members who have an interest in countryside access.

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 requires each local authority to provide a local access forum. The purpose of the forum is to provide advice, and to discuss the improvement and management of public access to the countryside in the area. Recreational access of all types will be taken into consideration during debate at the Forum, including walking, horse riding, and cycling.

The function of the forum is to advise the local authority, on the improvement of public access to the countryside for the purposes of open-air recreation and the enjoyment of the area.

Members are selected because of their ability, through knowledge and experience, to represent the interests of at least one group of access users, land managers and owners, or other issues relevant to access such as conservation or tourism. Members sit as individuals, rather than as representatives of any specified organisation.

A representative from Natural Resources Wales also attends most meetings as official observer.

Members of the public are welcome to observe at all meetings of the forum, and you are encouraged to contact us in advance if you have any issues for consideration, or if you would like to become a member.

Minutes of local access forum meetings will be published on this page once they have been confirmed.

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