What is Calderdale Local Access Forum?
As in the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, the Calderdale Local Access Forum’s function is to provide advice to the Council and other bodies on matters relating to:
- the improvement of public access to land for the purposes of open-air recreation and the enjoyment of the area;
- the needs of land management, and the desirability of conserving the natural beauty and habitats of the area.
Calderdale has the largest density of Open Access Land of any district access authority in England. Our access facilities include:
- a very high density of public rights of way;
- the National Trust land at Hardcastle Craggs;
- Yorkshire Water access facilities and much more.
For information on enjoying our outdoors, go to the: Visit Calderdale website.
The forum membership is made up of local people interested in:
- environmental issues;
- mountain biking;
- horse riding; and
- management of Calderdale's paths and bridleways.
Two or three Calderdale Councillors are also members. Hopefully, more representation from landowners and farmers, the disabled community and minority countryside user groups can be obtained soon. If you are involved in those activities and interested in becoming a member, submit your nomination by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
You do not have to be a member to have a view on these issues. As an observer, you can attend and (by arrangement) have the opportunity to ask questions at the Forum meetings. You can also email your comments to: email@example.com .
Calderdale Local Access Forum will meet at 6.15pm in Halifax Town Hall on the following dates:
- Tuesday 16th May (meeting room A).
- Tuesday 15th August (meeting room A).
- Tuesday 21st November (meeting room D).
Minutes of meetings
- Minutes 16 May 2017 [PDF 15KB]
- Minutes 15 November 2016 AGM [PDF 97KB]
- Minutes 15 November 2016 [PDF 336KB]
- Minutes 18 August 2016 [PDF 242KB]
- Minutes 17 May 2016 [PDF 81KB]
- Minutes 17 May 2016 - Appendix 1 [PDF 41KB]
- Minutes 17 May 2016 - Appendix 2 [PDF 82KB]
- Minutes 18 February 2016 [PDF 113KB]
Tree and Woodland strategy consultation
The Council is committed to seeking the views of the local communities, residents and stakeholders in the development of the Tree and Woodland Strategy.