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Exmoor Local Access Forum

Chairman:   Phil Park (Independent Member of the Forum)

Deputy Chairman: Alison Kent

Authority Representatives: Mr Robin Milton

The Exmoor Local Access Forum is an independent statutory advisory body set up by Exmoor National Park Authority in 2002 under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.  It held its first meeting in February 2003.  The Forum's purpose is to advise the National Park Authority, Natural England, the two local highway authorities covering the area and other statutory bodies about improvement of public access to land for open-air recreation and enjoyment.  In providing advice, the Forum must have regard to the needs of land management and conservation of the natural beauty of the landscape.   The Forum meets twice a year and its membership includes two representatives of the Authority.

You will find the draft minutes of the most recent Local Access Forum meeting here.

Forum Members:

Philip Park (Chairman)
Philip represents users of rights of way and access land and land managers, and those with an interest in the enjoyment of Exmoor .
Email:  estate.director@leeabbey.org.uk

Alison Kent (Deputy Chairman)
Alison joined the Forum in 2009 and represents users of local rights of way and those with an interest in the enjoyment of Exmoor.
Email:  alison.kent45@btinternet.com


Chris Binnie
Chris represents owners and occupiers of access land and users of local rights of way.
Email: chrisbinnie@btopenworld.com

Colin Blackburn
Colin represents users of rights of way and those with an interest in the enjoyment of Exmoor. 
Email: colin.blackburn2@btinternet.com

Frances Bridger
Frances represents users of rights of way and access for all parties. Frances has a lifelong working knowledge and empathy with the countryside of the South West and has an interest in conservation.
Email:  fbridger456@btinternet.com

Howard West
Howard represents motor sport and to encourage further public use of rights of way and to encourage visitors to enjoy the beauty of Exmoor.  
Email:  hm.west@hotmail.co.uk

John Harvey
John represents users of rights of way and those with an interest in the enjoyment of Exmoor.  
Email:  harveyprecision@btinternet.com 

Kevin Snewing
Kevin represents users of rights of way and access land and those with an interest in the enjoyment of Exmoor
Email:  kevinsnewing@btinternet.com

Martin Ryall
Exmoor National Park Authority Member
Email:  martin.ryall@btinternet.com

Mike Wilson Smith
Mike spent the past 30 years in an office job an IT/Technology business. Mike and his wife Sue, wanted to do something different and so last year, bought a small tourist business (Bed & Breakfast and Self-Catering accommodation) in Lynmouth.  Mike has always been a keen walker, bird watcher and enjoyed the countryside. Mike has been visiting Exmoor since a child, and has a great fondness for the area and the national park.
Email: mike.wilsonsmith@gmail.com

Neil Osmond
Neil represents all users of Exmoor, locals and visitors alike, for the safe and enjoyable use of the national park.
Email:  neil.osmond@btinternet.com

Richard Partington
Richard represents conservation, tourism, users of rights of way and access land, and those with an interest in the enjoyment of Exmoor.
Email:  Richard.partington@btinternet.com

Robert Billson
Robert represents users of rights of way and a campaigner for increased access.
Email:  robert.billson@btinternet.com

Robin Milton
Exmoor National Park Authority Member
Email:  robin.milton@tiscali.co.uk

Sarah Milne
Sarah is a an experienced teacher and now specialises in children with additional needs including those with disabilties. Sarah is passionate about learning to support children/ adults with mental difficulties and completely understand the benefits that Exmoor can provide to vulnerable people.  
Email:  sarahgmilne@gmail.com

Ueli Zellweger
Ueli represents landowners, occupiers of access land and users of rights of way.
Email:  ueli.zellweger@gmail.com