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Cambridgeshire Local Access Forum


Cambridgeshire Local Access Forum (CLAF) is an independent advisory body working with Cambridgeshire County Council to improve your enjoyment of the Cambridgeshire countryside whilst safeguarding its future. The Unitary Authority of Peterborough have their own Local Access Forum.

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 required highway authorities to set up a Local Access Forum. Its members are local people with a balance of interests in the countryside, including recreational users, land managers and those with interests in nature conservation, heritage, business, health, transport and access for the less able.

The main remit of the group is to advise the County Council, as well as District Councils, on the management of the county's public rights of way. The advice of the group is to ensure the continued improvement and protection of public rights of way in Cambridgeshire for the purposes of open air recreation and the enjoyment of the countryside.

One of the other main functions of the CLAF is to contribute in an advisory capacity to the development of the Rights of Way Improvement Plan(s) for Cambridgeshire County Council.

The CLAF set’s its own local priorities depending on local issues and what is of interest to the group members, as well as providing a local input to consultations and draft policy documents.

The Forum consists of up to 22 members, all volunteers, giving their time and experience to improve countryside access for the future.

Current membership of the CLAF

Council representatives

  • Cambridgeshire County Council - Councillor Anna Bradnam (council representative)
  • Cambridgeshire County Council - Councillor Brian Milnes 

Current forum members (name/interests)

  • Councillor Martin Cahn - South Cambridgeshire District Council
  • Mary Sanders – Voluntary sector (Chair)
  • Jill Tuffnell - Walking (Vice Chair)
  • Erika Wedgwood – Landscape archaeology and Youth Groups
  • Lynda Warth – Equestrian
  • Mark Taylor - Disabled Access
  • Miranda Fyfe - (member)
  • Robin Haydon – Cycling
  • Sue Rogers – Cycling and Horse Riding
  • Councillor Simon King – County Council
  • Stephen Kell - Cycling

Members must serve in a personal capacity to represent public interests rather than the views of any particular organisation.

If you would like to be a member of the CLAF team, apply by downloading the application form and return to 


The CLAF meets four times a year and meetings are open to members of the public who are welcome to attend and contribute to discussions on the agenda items at the discretion of the Chair. If you wish to speak at a meeting on a subject that is not on the agenda, you must arrange to do this by contacting the Coordinator, by email at at least a week before the meeting, stating the subject that you would like to speak on and why.

Please include your name and address and whether you are representing a particular group. One question per person or organisation is allowed and a question should take no more than two minutes.

Matters of interest are likely to include

  • the management of access land
  • the condition of PROW and work to record PROW
  • improvements to the network of routes and open spaces in an area including PROW and access land
  • provision of greenspace (including woodland and coast)
  • relationship with other sectors with an interest in providing opportunities to enjoy open air recreation including health, sport tourism, land management and biodiversity
  • how local authorities prioritise their spend on access and recreation

Meeting dates

  • Thursday 18th of January 2024
  • Tuesday 18th of April 2024
  • Thursday 16th of May 2024
  • Thursday 15th of August 2024
  • Thursday 21st of November 2024

These meetings will be held online.

Agenda and minutes of meetings