Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Your Local Access Forum

Greensand Ridge Walk - Woburn
Highway Authorities are required to establish a Local Access Forum under sections 94 and 95 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. Local Access Forums advise highway authorities about making improvements to public access for outdoor recreation.

Bedford Borough Council's Local Access Forum (BoBLAF) is an independent advisory body working with the Council to improve public enjoyment of the Borough’s countryside. The other two parts of the historic county of Bedfordshire – Central Bedfordshire and Luton are represented by a joint LAF; Central Bedfordshire and Luton JLAF.
BoBLAF consists of up to 22 members, all volunteers giving their time and experience to improving countryside access for the future. Members should be local people offering, in total, a balance of interests in the countryside, including recreational users, land managers and those with an interest in nature conservation, heritage, business, health, transport and access for the less able.
More members are needed – see current membership HERE, and HERE to find out how to join. Contact your local highway authority to find out what they are up to. See HERE for more information about Central Bedfordshire and Luton JLAF.
Or just turn up to see for yourself – meetings are open to the public. BoBLAF’s next meeting is scheduled to take place this week, on Thursday 5 February to be held at Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford. HERE’s the Agenda.
Previous generations protected our public paths, greens and commons. We should protect them for ourselves and for future generations.

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