Both Harry Hall and Tony Griffiths have decided to retire from walk leading after much service. They were both presented with certificates and pens at (or just after) the 2021 AGM. Also Vanessa was presented with a certificate for going above and beyond.
We held this year’s AGM in person on November 8th after a walk leader meeting. We were pleased to welcome 4 new members (one of whom used to be our Chair) to the committee, Chris Jay was presented with the Alf Clewes Shield which she richly desrved.
Thanks to Colin the Telford Town Park walk on a Thursday has restarted. We were sorry not to be offering a walk in this ideal spot, so this is very good news. It’ s a level 2, 1 hour walk that is suitable for wheel chairs and buggies.
We have had 3 new walk leaders recently. Two have already received their certificates with another due to receive theirs on Monday 21st. Here are Chris and Derek at Asda with our chair and co-ordinator and some of the Level 2 walkers.
From 21st June, the Stirchley walk, which moved to Mondays in April will be starting at 1.30 pm.
Reminder: the Town Park Walk on Monday is currently not running. We have hopes of restarting the Thursday Town Park walk soon, the Friday walk is running but is a little short of walkers, please support this if you can.
We are pleased to announce our first new walk since the start of the lockdowns in 2020. Starting on April 19th 2021 at 11.00 amm there will be a Grade 2 walk from outside the cafe at the Bowring Park in Wellington. We have plans for another in South Telford too, watch this space.
Most of our walks restarted in the week beginning March 29th. The eased restrictions also allowed us to hold the demo walk for our new trainee leaders. Here they are with 3 familiar faces . Look out for an announcement of a new walk too.
As previously announced Ramblers Walking for Health scheme will become Ramblers Wellbeing Walks during 2021.
We held a General Meeting of leaders, volunteers and walkers via Zoom on February 24th at 2 pm. This was well attended and pleasant. We decided to go with the Ramblers new scheme for a year, but, during this year, there will be a working party to carefully plan an independent future, or to recommend staying with the Ramblers.
Please be assured that whichever way we go our walks will remain essentially the same.
Ramblers Walking for Health scheme will become Ramblers Wellbeing Walks during 2021. You can see the background to this here . Note this was revised on 19th February. We need to decide whether to stay with the Ramblers or become independent.
We are calling a General Meeting of leaders, volunteers and walkers to plan our next actions. The meeting will be on Zoom on February 24th at 2 pm. Please confirm your attendance and obtain the link by emailing [email protected] . If you can’t attend the meeting, please send your comments to the same email address
Just to confirm that all our walks are currently suspended.