Introduction

Somerset Local Access Forum (SLAF) was set up in April 2003 in response to the Countryside and Rights of Way (CRoW) Act 2000. It is a forum made up of representatives of many fields of interest including users such as horse riders, landowners, tourism, health, and education which are pertinent to improving access to the countryside in Somerset.

This forum meets at least twice a year and covers all of Somerset, with the exception of Exmoor National Park, which has its own forum.

There are 16 members, of which 14 are members of the public and 2 are elected members from Somerset County Council and the District Councils.

The members are selected from applications received and have a 3-year term of office.