Thursday 2nd June 2022

Vacancies for the Cheshire East Countryside Access Forum

Have your say on access to the countryside – your chance to influence decision making through advisory group

If you know your footpaths from your bridleways, then Cheshire East Council want to hear from you as we look to recruit members for a countryside group.  The Cheshire East Countryside Access Forum offers the opportunity to advise the council on public access to the countryside.

The panel has a key role in looking at how the authority, and other local bodies, can improve access to the countryside for a variety of activities, including walking, cycling and horse riding. The forum aims to encourage and enable responsible public access to the countryside and is a statutory body set up under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.

It seeks to balance the desire for greater public access to the countryside with the needs of landowners and land managers and to ensure the natural environment is not damaged as a result.

The group must cover a range of interests and experiences, including:

  • Recreational use;
  • Land management;
  • The rural economy;
  • Nature conservation; and
  • Health, transport, heritage and other matters.

Anyone who has an interest in, and experience of, countryside issues is invited to apply to join the forum. Members of the group would be expected to start, and contribute to, discussions about countryside access, and come up with imaginative solutions to any problems they may face.

The group meets four times a year via video call. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 15th July 2022 and interviews will be held around 4th August via video call.  For further information, and an application form, go to, email [email protected], or phone 01270 686059.

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Cheshire East Countryside Access Forum Secretariat, Public Rights of Way, Cheshire East Council, 2nd Floor, Old Building, Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, CW1 2BJ

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