This year’s AGM was held at 2 pm on Thursday 23rd November in the Walker Room at Meeting Point House. We were pleased to welcome a new chair David Wright, and a new member Tim Riggott to the committee. We were sad to lose Chris from the committee but pleased that she will continue to lead at Horsehay .
We are pleased to announce that we have restarted the Stirchley walk, back on a Tuesday and at a new time of 2 pm. Currently this is only on the first Monday of the month, starting on Aug 1st. The new version of the programme which includes this walk is here.
The former Get Telford Walking has now morphed into Telford’s Big Walk Week , with more council support and a wider variety of activities.
Monday to Saturday
There are a wide variety of walks, many aimed at families from a wide variety of providers. Details of all the events are available here . There is an overall Facebook event here , and also individual events here. In addition, please see the programme of Ramblers Wellbeing Walks for Tuesday to Saturday here
On Sunday there will be three walks on the T50 and two on the Silkin Way , picking up as they go, converging on the Town Park at 3 pm. See here for full details.
Starting on Wednesday, 25 January 2023 10:30 am at Hollinswood Pavilion 35 Draycott (road leads off from Darliston) TF3 2DN Also known as 1st Randlay Scout Hut, this walk will take place on the last Wednesday of every month. It will last for onw hour and be followed by refreshments. Do come to show your support of this new venture which has grown out of the successful Get Tellford Walking walk there last May.
The Alf Clews Shield was presented to Terry Jones for 2022 by Jean Escott, committee ,member and former chair. Here he is surrounded by the Leegomery Walkers on Monday. Terry has been walking with the Walking for Health group in Leegomery for many years. After a little bit of persuasion, Terry became a walk leader and has been leading walks for at least 5 years. Because of his support for walking, he has encouraged other walk leaders and the walk numbers have increased in Leegomery. There are now two walks every Monday morning from the post box near the shops.
The AGM was held on November 3rd. At the AGM we passed a resolution to remain as a partner of Ramblers Wellbeing walks. We also passed a resolution that we would review this on an annual basis. The Alf Clews shield was awarded to Terry Jones. A certificate was presented to Ken Mayor on becoming a Walk Leader. He was presented with his certificate by Carol Round our Coordinator. Because of the discussion about the resolution the quiz was postposed until next year. Here are the draft minutes.
You are warmly invited to our 7th Annual General Meeting. This will be held at 2 pm for 2.30 pm on Thursday 3rd November in the Walker Room at Meeting Point House. Please find: the Calling Notice/ Agenda ; the Committee Resolution ; the 2021 AGM minutes; Appendix 1 (Chair’s report 2021), Appendix 1a (Working Party Report 2021) ; Appendix 2 ( Co-ordinator’s report 2021); Appendix 3 (Treasurer’s Report 2021) . We will project these as needed at the AGM but will not distribute paper copies. We hope to see as many of you as possible at the meeting. After the business meeting. there will be time to talk to fellow leaders and walkers and there will be a short, mainly walking-themed, quiz with a small prize for the winning team. This email is going out to our contact list. If we need any votes at the meeting then it will be leaders and registered walkers on our scheme that can vote. If you were walking with us before Covid you should be registered. If you are unsure, please register at https://beta.ramblers.org.uk/wellbeing-walks-sign-up Also, please let any other walkers you meet or are contact with know about the AGM.
Lynne, who has been our coordinator since November 2018, has had to resign for various personal reasons, During her time as coordinator Lynne has had both Covid and the change to Ramblers Wellbeing Walks to contend with and has done so admirably. Thank you Lynne.
Carol (left) has stepped in as interim co-ordinator at least until the AGM. Chris ( right) has taken over the training function. Thank you to both.