The Slough Local Access Forum is an advisory body
whose statutory functions are to advise on;
access to land for the purpose of open air
recreation and enjoyment of the natural environment.
‘utility’ access; this might include looking at routes
to work, school, shops or local amenities within an urban area such
management of the public rights of way
network including integration with other types of access and public
This means that Forums should take account of needs of both
recreational and non-recreational usage and potential.
There is also a specific statutory requirement that Forums are
preparation and review of a rights of way improvement plan
the making, varying or revoking of a gating order under (Highways
Act 1980 (Gating Order) (England) Regulations 2006
The Forum has a duty to give advice to various
bodies, including the local Highway Authority, parish councils,
Natural England, Sport England and Defra on these matters.
The aims of the Forum are to:
make a difference and influence decisions on
sustainable transport, parks development and access and recreation
issues in general
To encourage people to walk or cycle to work,
school, the shops or the park as part of their daily
To make Slough’s green open spaces safer to
To make Slough a healthier and more attractive place
to walk, cycle and horse ride.
The Forum meets three/four times each year and the
minutes and agenda are available on this website. If you have any
questions relating to the meeting arrangements or the work of the
Forum then please contact Jacqui Wheeler, Public Rights of Way
Officer on 01753 477479.