Essex Local Access Forum is a statutory body as required under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 which advises the County Council on how to make the countryside more accessible and enjoyable for open air recreation (countryside access).

Essex Local Access Forum is made up primarily of members of the public and meets in public.

Agendas and notes of the meetings are published on this website.

The Essex Local Access Forum covers the administrative County of Essex.

The Unitary Authorities of  Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea are responsible for their own Local Access Forums.

We are looking for new members to join Essex Local Access Forum. If you would like to know more then please contact the secretary at administrator @

The Local Access Forum for Essex covers the whole of Essex excluding the unitary authorities of Southend and Thurrock

Next Public Meetings

Tuesday May 9th 2017 at 2pm
Central Baptist Church
Victoria Road South, Chelmsford - CM1 1LN

The following meetings will take place at:
Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Finance
53 New St, Chelmsford CM1 1AT

Tuesday July 11th 2017 at 2pm
Tuesday Nov 7th 2017 at 2pm