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Joint Local Access Forum

Central Bedfordshire and Luton JLAF

The Joint Local Access Forum (JLAF) is an independent advisory body working with Central Bedfordshire Council and Luton Borough Council to improve enjoyment of Central Bedfordshire and Luton's countryside whilst safeguarding its future.

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

JLAF meetings

Next meeting: 19 January 2021 at 7pm via Zoom.

Please email jlafsecretary@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk if you'd like to join.

All of our 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 which is not on the agenda, contact the forum secretary by email jlafsecretary@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk no later than 2 working days before the meeting, stating the subject that you would like to speak on and why.

The meetings will be advertised in advance both here and on Luton Borough Council's website.

Agendas, minutes and related documents

27 October 2020

20 October 2020

28 July 2020

21 July 2020

21 January 2020

15 October 2019

9 July 2019

9 April 2019

15 January 2019

2 October 2018

24 July 2018

18 April 2018

31 January 2018

20 September 2017

7 June 2017

8 March 2017

5 December 2016

7 September 2016

8 June 2016

2 March 2016 (Meeting 30)

2 December 2015 (Meeting 29)

30 September 2015 (Meeting 28)

24 June 2015 (Meeting 27)

29 April 2015 (Meeting 26)

21 January 2015 (Meeting 25)

Planning application and related documents

View JLAF's response to the M1 - A6 planning application

JLAF Members

Who is your representative?

A list of forum members is given in alphabetical order with a short description of their interests. All members are giving up their own time as volunteers. If you require any further information, or wish to contact a member of the forum, please contact the forum secretary jlafsecretary@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call us on 0300 300 6888 or 0300 300 5114.

Council representatives

  • Central Bedfordshire Council - Councillor Ian Dalgarno
  • Luton Borough Council - Councillor Paul Castleman 
  • Chilterns Conservation Board - To be appointed

Current Forum members (name / interests) 

  • Alison Balfour Lynn - Equestrian
  • Clive Beckett - Sport and Health (Chair)
  • Councillor Paul Castleman - Appointing Authority Member (Luton Borough Council)
  • Robina Chatham – Equestrian
  • Tom Chevalier - Dog Walking
  • Mario Costa-Sa - Motorised Users
  • Councillor Ian Dalgarno - Appointing Authority Member (Central Bedfordshire Council)
  • Pauline Hey - Voluntary Sector
  • Doug Landman - Walking
  • Andy Knight - Cycling
  • John Mardle - Friends of groups
  • Oliver Rubenstein
  • Caroline Shaw - Land Ownership
  • Louis Upton - Cycling and Walking (Vice Chair)
  • Tony Welch - Walking and Cycling 

Contact us

Telephone: 0300 300 6888 or 0300 300 5114
Email: jlafsecretary@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

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