RESIDENTS are being offered the chance to have a say in the future of green spaces, recreation, health and wellbeing.
Cheshire West and Chester Council is looking to recruit members and establish a Local Access Forum and at least 10 dedicated people are needed to be part of this local initiative.
Deadline for applications by letter is February 28. For further details contact the Greenspace Team or Hazel Barber on 01606 288539 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Access Forums are statutory bodies set up under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to give advice on the improvement of public access to land for the purposes of open air recreation and the general enjoyment of the area in question.
They meet up to four times a year. Membership is voluntary and all reasonable expenses are payable to members attending meetings.
Cllr Stuart Parker, executive member for culture and recreation, said: “The council is hoping to find people of all ages who are enthusiastic about the rights of way network and access to the outdoors for recreation including access to water.
“This is an excellent opportunity to contribute views and positive ideas on the potential of the local network of paths and routes in your area and on how to make it more accessible and enjoyable for all.
“Prospective Forum members might be interested in nature conservation, heritage, tourism, sport, access for disabled users, or how to attract new users to the network of paths across the Cheshire West and Chester area.
“When appointing new members to the Local Access Forum the Council will be looking to ensure that as wide a cross section of relevant interests as possible are represented.”