The Devon Countryside Access Forum is a statutory local access forum under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. It has seventeen members who advise on the “improvement of public access to land for the purposes of open-air recreation and the enjoyment of the area...” The Forum gives independent advice to a number of Government bodies in addition to Devon County Council, district and borough councils and parish and town councils.
Devon County Council is currently appointing members to the Forum and would like to receive applications from anyone with an interest in recreational access.
All applications will be considered and the Forum would love to hear from landowners and managers, access users and people with other relevant professional interests such as planning, education, sport, sustainable transport and business, or people who could represent groups currently under-represented such as young people or ethnic minority groups. One of the key consultations the Forum will be involved with in 2018 is coastal access (the England Coast Path) on stretches between Kingswear and Cremyll and Combe Martin and Marsland Mouth.
Although membership is voluntary, a generous mileage rate is paid.
For details and an application form please see www.devon.gov.uk/dcaf The closing date is Friday, 9th February 2018.