Broads Local Access Forum

The forum is a semi-independent body which advises on improving public access to land within the Broads Authority's executive area.

It was established under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act to promote closer liaison and understanding between the various groups and organisations which have an interest in access to the Broads and the adjacent parts of Norfolk and Suffolk.

This leaflet will give you an overview of the work of the forum.

The constitution will tell you more about the aims and responsibilities of the forum and here are details of the Broads Local Access Forum members.

The Annual Report will tell you more about recent activities of the forum.

Secretary to the Broads Local Access Forum
Yare House
62-64 Thorpe Road
tel  01603 610734

You can also email via our contact form.

Voluntary member vacancies for the Broads Local Access Forum

If you would like to influence public access improvements in the Broads, we want to hear from you. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to fill up to five vacancies on the Broads Local Access Forum, an advisory body that meets four times a year to discuss land and water access in the Broads, the UK’s premier wetland landscape.

We are keen to hear from anyone with interests in countryside access including walking, cycling, canoeing, paddle-boarding and general health and well-being. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic communities, young people and people with disabilities.

You can find more information about the Broads Local Access Forum by reading the leaflet, constitution and 2018-2019 annual report.

Application form

To apply please fill out an application form and send it to the Broads Local Access Forum, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich NR1 1RY or email before 09 August 2019.

Broads Local Access Forum Meeting dates:

Agendas, reports and minutes

Agendas and reports will be available on this site one week before the meeting.

Background papers

Some reports have background papers. You can arrange to see any background papers from Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 4.30pm. If you would like to arrange this please email via our contact form or call 01603 610734.

Committee members

You can find out more about Broads Authority, Audit and Risk, Navigation and Planning on our committee membership page while here are details of Broads Local Access Forum members.

Committee procedures

You can find documents relating to committee procedures, including the code of conduct for members and information about delegation of powers on our Constitutional documents page.

Asking questions

Our Asking questions at meetings page will tell you about arrangements for members of the public to speak at committee meetings.

Archive papers

The following years are available on line:

The only exceptions are those items which would infringe copyright or would not be dealt with in public for reasons of confidentiality. 

For previous papers please email via our contact form.