LLRA represent the Long Leys community on the Commons Advisory Panel (CAP). We send one of the fifteen representatives that attend, representing local communities and user groups on the panel. The CAP covers Lincoln’s West Common, South Common, and Cow Paddle Common (land defined by the Lincoln City Council Act 1985).
The Commons Advisory Panel’s specific objectives are:
- To Advise the City Council in the care, maintenance, protection and preservation of the Commons.
- To represent and protect the interests of all lawful users of the Commons, having in mind the well being of the commons in general.
- To take due regard to previous undertakings (including the undertaking given to the Open Spaces Society on 22nd March 1985)
The CAP meets at least four times per year. In addition there is a ‘tour of inspection’ of The Commons. Meetings are open to the public, however they will not be entitled to speak unless with the prior agreement of the Chair.
Representative groups include LLRA, WERA (West End Residents Association), South Park Residents Association, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, Lincoln Commons Horse Association, Carholme Golf Club and councillors local to each of the Commons.