Category Archives: local access forum

Local Access Forums’ National Conference

Local Access Forums were established under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW) to advise local authorities on improving public access and recreation in the countryside and urban open spaces. Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC is in the process … Continue reading

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Deterring the public: Sustrans notices

I am pleased that, eventually, some very misleading Sustrans signs are to be changed. The signs – next to Footpath signs – claim that there is no public right of way, only a permissive route.  Absolutely wrong – and not … Continue reading

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Local Access Forum: springtime meeting

While we waited outside the Bowls Pavilion in Ynysangharad Park for someone to open the door, members of Rhondda Cynon Taf’s Local Access Forum said nothing nice about our RCT council cabinet voting through not just cuts, but also going … Continue reading

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Clydach Vale: an OSS trip to the council offices

The last week has had a couple of meetings involving me through being Open Spaces Society local correspondent in Rhondda-Cynon-Taff. One was in Pontypridd, the Local Access Forum, which was enlivened by guest speakers and discussion on off-road biking.  There … Continue reading

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Local Access Forum: first meeting of the new LAF for Rhondda Cynon Taff

This morning, twenty-two new members and observers turned up for the first meeting of the new Local Access Forum, held in Hawthorn Leisure Centre, under bright blue skies. This is the fourth LAF – they have a 3-year term –  … Continue reading

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Local Access Forum (LAF) in Pontypridd, now recruiting …

Yesterday was the quarterly Local Access Forum: a bittery cold east wind made me glad it was moved to Pontypridd Library instead of being in the pavilion in Ynysangharad Park. The fine stone library was opened in 1890 and is … Continue reading

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