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Call to fill vacancies on Yorkshire Dales National Park committee
7:00pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
A GROUP which helps improve public access and recreation in the Yorkshire Dales National Park is on the lookout for new members.
There are currently four vacancies on the independent Yorkshire Dales Access Forum.
It provides guidance and advice to the authority on how to improve and manage public access and opportunities for recreation in the 680 square miles of park.
Rachel Briggs, of the YDNPA, said: “The forum’s job is to work with individuals and organisations that use the National Park for leisure and enjoyment, and advise on ways to improve their visits to this special place.
“This can be anything from looking at mobility issues to suggesting the upgrade of a specific footpath. The members also take part in consultation on a range of documents and strategies issued at local and national level.”
The Forum meets three times a year, although members also sit on a variety of advisory groups that meet more frequently.
Phil Woodyer, chairman, said: “Access Forums were set up to improve access in the countryside and to help avoid conflict between those who own and work the land and those who use it for recreation – so it is important that the members have a range of interests.”
The deadline for applications is November 18 and anyone who would like to join can obtain more information by contacting Mohammed Dhalech on 01969 652363 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
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