Forum members represent a wide range of relevant interests and expertise. Members are selected in an individual capacity to represent a particular interest. They do not represent any specific organisation or group. Forum members should recognise the validity of the views of others and work together to achieve consensus.

The Forum may vary in size between 10 and 22 members, with a reasonable balance being maintained between recreational users, and owners or managers of land. Members may also be selected to represent other interests relevant to the New Forest, such as wildlife conservation, local business and tourism.

Members are usually appointed for a three year term. Members are unpaid, although reasonable travel expenses and a carer’s allowance may be claimed for attending meetings and training events.

If you would like to contact one of the Forum members, please email the Access Forum Secretary who will forward your message on.