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Date and time

of Meeting                  THURSDAY, 23RD NOVEMBER, 2023 AT 5.00 P.M.


Venue                        COSMESTON ROOM, CIVIC OFFICES, BARRY





1.       Apologies for Absence.

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2.       Minutes.

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3.       Presentation from External Witness - Least Restrictive Access.

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4.       Draft Local Access Forum Annual Report 2022/23.

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5.       Maintenance Report (Verbal Update).

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6.       Legal Orders and Evidential Modification Orders Updates.

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7.       Update on Performance Indicators.

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8.       Grant Funding Overview (Verbal Update).

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9.       Evaluation and Feedback on the Previous Local Access Forum Workshop (Verbal Update).

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G.J. Davies

Local Access Forum - Secretary


15th November, 2023


A Version of this Agenda is also available in Welsh



To Members of the Forum

Chair: I. Perry

Vice-Chair: W. Hennessy

S. Bain

I. Buckley

S. Campbell

J. Cole

F. Coleman

L. Davies

R. Exley

I. Fraser

S. Gaffney

K. Lucas

S. McMillan

G. Thomas

P. Walsh

Councillor E. Williams




G. Davies, Democratic and Scrutiny Services Officer, Vale of Glamorgan Council

P. Chappell, Operational Manager, Vale of Glamorgan Council

S. Pickering, Team Leader, Countryside Services, Vale of Glamorgan Council

D. Hunt, Countryside Access Manager (Public Rights of Way) Vale of Glamorgan Council

S. Thomas, Public Rights of Way, Vale of Glamorgan Council

R. Taylor, Landscape and Outdoor Recreation Branch, Land, Nature and Forestry Division, Welsh Assembly Government

N. Davies, Natural Resources Wales



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