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Volunteers wanted to help management of district's green spaces

Mid & West Berkshire Local Access Forum seeks new members

Chris Ord

Reporter:

Chris Ord

Contact:

01635 886639

west berkshire council AS

MEMBERS of the public are being encouraged to join the Mid & West Berkshire Local Access Forum (LAF) to help advise authorities on the management of the district’s commons, parks and green spaces.

The LAF provides advice to West Berkshire, Reading Borough and Wokingham Borough Councils, and other agencies, on improving access to the countryside and outdoor recreation.

The LAF is made up of volunteers from a cross-section of the public from walkers, cyclists and horse-riders, to rural business owners, farmers and landowners.

West Berkshire’s executive member for countryside Dominic Boeck said: “This is a wonderful role for anyone who loves our Berkshire countryside.

“Being part of the LAF is a great opportunity to be a key influencer in improving access so that people can continue to enjoy the beautiful Berkshire countryside and parks.”

The next public LAF meeting is at 2pm, on January 18, 2017, at the Reading Civic Offices. ​The closing date for receipt of applications is December 16.

For an application pack email Elaine.Cox@westberks.gov.uk

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