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, 692.3 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

Email: access.forum@kent.gov.uk

Current members

  • Jeremy Boxall – Chair
  • Anne Beecham – (Vice Chair) tourism representative
  • Richard Dickenson – (Vice Chair) vehicular user representative
  • Robert Peel – walking user representative
  • Sarah Barker – 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.

2020 meetings

Date LocationDocuments
14 SeptemberVirtual meetingAgenda (PDF, 104.1 KB)
8 JuneVirtual meeting

Agenda (PDF, 116.1 KB)

Meeting minutes (PDF, 132.1 KB)

9 MarchNatural England Office
International House
Dover Place
Ashford
TN23 1HU

Agenda (PDF, 168.2 KB)

Meeting minutes (PDF, 275.5 KB)

2019 meetings

Date LocationDocuments
9 DecemberNatural England Office
International House
Dover Place
Ashford
TN23 1HU
Meeting minutes (PDF, 209.8 KB)
9 SeptemberVestry Hall
Cranbrook
TN17 3HF
Meeting minutes (PDF, 262.9 KB)
3 JuneShorne Country Park
Brewers Road
Shorne
Gravesend
DA12 3HX
Meeting minutes (PDF, 269.3 KB)
11 MarchInvicta House County Hall
Sandling Road
Maidstone
ME14 1XX

Agenda (PDF, 148.3 KB)

Meeting minutes (PDF, 341.8 KB)

2018 meetings

DateLocationDocuments
10 DecemberNatural England Office
International House
Dover Place
Ashford
TN23 1HU

Draft meeting minutes (PDF, 265.7 KB)

Appendix A (PDF, 136.9 KB)

Agenda (PDF, 149.6 KB)

10 SeptemberNatural England Office
International House
Dover Place
Ashford
TN23 1HU
Draft meeting minutes (PDF, 206.8 KB)
11 JuneNatural England Office
International House
Dover Place
Ashford
TN23 1HU

Agenda of meeting (PDF, 104.5 KB)

Draft meeting minutes (PDF, 164.5 KB)

Appendix A (PDF, 86.5 KB)

Appendix B (PDF, 154.1 KB)

Appendix C (PDF, 138.2 KB)

Appendix D (PDF, 2.1 MB)

12 MarchNatural England Office
International House
Dover Place
Ashford
TN23 1HU
Agenda of meeting (PDF, 143.0 KB)