The Bristol HF Rambling Club Newsletter is published 3 times a year,
to keep all members in touch with all club activities.
May 2018 Newsletter...
I want to thank you all very much for your very quick replies to the letter about the new Data Protection Regulations and consent form. Your Committee felt that the most efficient way to conduct this exercise was to write to you and to provide a stamped address envelope for your replies; they are most appreciative of your excellent response.
At last, Spring seems to be fully underway and the worst of the mud is receding (touch wood!). So please enjoy your walking. But, over the winter there have been some concerns raised about walks. Leaders, please remember that we do not all walk at the same speed; the pace of the walk needs to be tailored to suit the slowest. And walkers, if the group is becoming spread out, remember that it is up to all the Members to ensure they maintain line of sight contact with the people in front and behind until the group catches up.
At the time of writing, there seem to be a few gaps in the next 6-monthly programmes which your Programme Secretaries are working hard to fill. If we do end up with gaps and you would like to volunteer to lead, but are nervous about so doing, we will provide all the support you need.
Finally, according to the Constitution, there are 3 posts to be filled at the AGM. Di Knight and I have both exceeded our allotted time in Office. I know Di enjoys publishing the Newsletter and is happy to carry on unless someone else wants to take it over. But I really do feel that a new Chairman should be elected this year to take the Club into its Centenary celebrations in 2020. Joan Warren’s 5 years as a Programme Secretary (currently for the Tuesday Bs) is also over at the AGM. So, if you would like to become more involved in the organisation of the Club, this is your chance!
Happy walking, ambling and socialising,
Chairman and Data Controller
0117 9 621 669
Affiliation to the Ramblers
We are affiliated to the Ramblers Association, as a Group, in addition to many Members holding their own individual memberships.
Our support is given in recognition of the work done by the Ramblers in maintaining and retaining footpaths, for us all to enjoy.
The sorts of problems, which can be encountered on walks, are overgrown paths, broken stile, blockages from using access land and the like.
It is therefore encouraging to know that Local highway authorities (County Councils or Unitary Authorities) are responsible for resolving path and access problems - the Ramblers works to ensure that authorities resolve any issues.
We, as walkers, can help by:-
1. Reporting the problem to the County Council or Unitary Authority responsible for the area.
2. Completing the form supplied by the Ramblers (pdf file avaiable online) which would be sent onto a local Ramblers volunteer to investigate further - which may include reporting the problem to the correct council department.
By giving your contact details, in completing the form, you will be kept up to date with the progress of your report.
Contributions for the September Newsletter must be with the Editor by the
20th August 2018
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