Joint Advisory Committee

A specially constituted committee known as a Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) was set up in 1972 to co-ordinate management of the AONB. The JAC is a strong partnership that directs the work of the AONB Unit to keep the area outstanding for future generations. They rely on goodwill and central and local Government funding to pursue their objectives.


The JAC comprises representatives from a wide range of organizations and agencies with an interest in the Wye Valley.

Local Authorities

plus a representative from:

Up to five non-voting members can be co-opted onto the JAC. Currently the co-opted members are:-

  • a representatives of the local Wildlife Trusts,
     currently represented by Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
  • the Wye Valley Society
  • the River Wye Preservation Trust
  • a representative for recreation interest
  • a representative from the AONB Tourism Co-ordination Group, from the Wye Valley & Forest of Dean Tourism Association.

Technical Officers Working Party

The JAC is supported by a Technical Officers Working Party, which comprises representatives of the four local authorities, plus the following Government agencies:

Next JAC meetings:

Forest of Dean District Council Offices , Coleford

Monday March 2, 2015 at 2pm
Monday July 6, 2015
Monday November 2, 2015

Next JAC Tour:

Friday 25th September 2015


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