Are you interested in being a voluntary member of the Tyne and Wear Joint Local Access Forum (the JLAF), which gives independent advice to the five council’s on access, including on public rights of way and access land both in the countryside and urban areas?

The JLAF is a statutory body established by the five councils (Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland), to provide advice on managing and improving public access to land in the area for the purposes of open-air recreation and enjoyment.

We are seeking applications for membership of the JLAF, from people of all ages who are enthusiastic about the rights of way network and access to the outdoors. This is an opportunity to contribute views and positive ideas on the potential network of paths in the area and on how to make it more accessible and enjoyable for all.

You might be interested in nature conservation, farming and land management, heritage, tourism, local business, recreation and sport, access for disabled users, health, education, transport or you might be interested in how to attract new users to the network of paths in this area.

In appointing new members, the councils will seek to ensure that a balance of all relevant interests exists in the whole membership of the JLAF. The JLAF should be representative of the users of rights of ways and access, the owners and occupiers of land, and any other relevant interests.

If you would like an application form please contact:

Yvonne Forster, Newcastle City Council, 10th Floor, Civic Centre,
Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear. NE1 8QH
Telephone : 0191 211 6024
email :


or download form at

Deadline for application submissions is Friday 22 November 2013