Volunteer with the Local Access Forum

Plymouth Local Access Forum (LAF) advises on the improvement of public access to land for open-air recreation and enjoyment. It's made up of between 10 and 22 people who:

  • use land for outdoor recreation
  • are owners and occupiers of land used by local people
  • are people who represent other interests that we think are important to Plymouth - such as tourism, the military, outdoor education, disability awareness

A third of members are up for re-election each year.

View members, agendas and meeting minutes for the forum


If you can spare at least three hours of your time four times a year then we want to hear from you. To apply email laf@plymouth.gov.uk.

Membership is voluntary but we'll pay your expenses, including childcare and you can take part in visits, attend training, join working groups and get involved by:

  • discussing the way we handle public rights of way
  • telling us and our partners what you think of our recreation and access strategies
  • commenting on wider plans and strategies for landscape, recreation, transport, health, tourism and information
  • discussing access to shops, bus stops, schools and local services, inland water or the coast
  • looking for ways to encourage landowners to make more areas available for the public to use
  • finding new ways of getting money so we can make improvements