Kent Countryside Access Forum

The Kent Countryside Access Forum advises Kent County Council and others on ways to improve public rights of way and green spaces in Kent.

It is made up of volunteers who aim to provide a balanced view of access issues and priorities affecting the local area or which might influence national policy.

Members represent:

  • users of local rights of way such as walkers, cyclists and horse riders
  • owners and occupiers of the land
  • conservation, tourism, and the rural economy interest groups.

Join the Kent Countryside Access Forum

To apply, please read the person specification (PDF, 11.6 KB) and complete an application form (PDF, 386.6 KB). There are no deadlines for applications.

We're looking for enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers with the passion, knowledge and skills to help people enjoy the Garden of England. You may have experience in:

  • leisure and recreational activities including walking, horse riding, cycling, carriage driving and motor vehicle use of byways
  • farming or land management
  • nature conservation
  • history or archaeology
  • rural business
  • tourism
  • minority groups
  • access for disabled people.

Contact the Kent Countryside Access Forum


Current members

  • John Bridle – Chair
  • Anne Beecham – (Vice Chair) tourism representative
  • Richard Dickenson – (Vice Chair) vehicular user representative
  • Jeremy Boxall – land management representative
  • Averil Brice – walking user representative
  • Ron Butcher – parish council representative
  • Linda Griffin – cultural and landscape heritage representative
  • Steve Neville – cycling user representative
  • Anne Rillie – equestrian user representative
  • Theresa Trussell – multi-user representative

Meetings and minutes

We meet about 4 times a year in Ashford or Maidstone.

Next meeting: 11 December 2017 at 1:45pm at Natural England Offices, International House, Dover Place, Ashford, Kent TN23 1HU

11 September 2017 - agenda of meeting (PDF, 22.0 KB)

12 June 2017 - agenda of meeting (PDF, 22.1 KB),  meeting minutes (PDF, 33.3 KB),  Appendix A (PDF, 93.4 KB) (Natural England update for KCAF: England Coast Path, 12 June 2017)

13 March 2017 - agenda (PDF, 22.4 KB), meeting minutes (PDF, 210.1 KB).

5 December 2016 - agenda (PDF, 41.9 KB), meeting minutes (PDF, 35.2 KB) and Appendix A (PDF, 315.5 KB) (Natural England update for KCAF: England Coast Path, December 2016)

13 June 2016 - agenda (PDF, 20.3 KB) and meeting minutes (PDF, 38.6 KB)