Council recruitment drive for volunteer members of the Local Access Forum

Mon, 07 Dec 2020

East Riding of Yorkshire Council, in partnership with Hull City Council, is seeking to recruit up to five new volunteers to the East Riding of Yorkshire and Kingston upon Hull Joint Local Access Forum (JLAF) in early 2021.

The JLAF - a statutory advisory forum which works closely with local authorities and other local bodies to help improve public rights of way and access to green spaces in the area - is consulted on a range of local and national matters relating to public access.

Members of the forum include walkers, cyclists, horse riders, landowners and representatives of other outdoor interests.  

Applications are invited from interested parties with a knowledge and passion for public access and sustainable travel in the local area, and especially welcome from relevant interest groups that are currently under-represented on the Forum.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 29 January 2021.

To read the JLAF's latest annual report, and to find out more about this exciting and engaging voluntary role (and how to apply), interested parties can visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/jlaf or contact the forum secretary at accessforum@eastriding.gov.uk

Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for coastal regeneration and tourism, including culture and leisure at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "We pride ourselves in the Hull and East Riding area in having a large network of footpaths, bridleways and other green space.

"These are important and frequently enjoyed assets, and as such having good local access provision significantly contributes towards healthy lifestyles and to the tourism economy. The council therefore welcomes the constructive advice of the JLAF in helping make further improvements to the local environment."

For further general information, please contact Steve Howdle in the rural policy and partnerships team at East Riding of Yorkshire Council at accessforum@eastriding.gov.uk

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