The Bristol HF Rambling Club Newsletter is published 3 times a year,
to keep all members in touch with all club activities.
May 2017 Newsletter...
I am now well into my final year as Chair and my thoughts are turning to the forthcoming AGM at which there will be a number of other posts to be filled. We have managed to soldier on without a full time Secretary but this situation cannot continue for much longer. In addition, Peter Holmes is kindly fulfilling two roles - Treasurer and Walks Secretary - and this too is far from ideal. Since Richard Miles is due to step down as Saturday Programme Secretary at the AGM, it would seem to me to be a good idea to merge this and the Walks Secretary roles making the post primus inter pares of the programme Secretaries. And, of course Di Knight has continued as Newsletter Editor despite her term in office officially being up, because as well as editing the Newsletter, she prints and distributes the walk programmes and we couldn’t do without her. If you would like further information on either role, please speak to the current incumbent.
But, as I keep saying, clubs like ours can only flourish if sufficient Members come forward to ensure that the organisation runs smoothly. So please think carefully about taking on a role. In the scheme of things, the tasks are not too arduous.
As most of you will be aware, the Committee have had to make a very difficult decision to prevent a member walking with us in future. The Committee did not take this decision lightly, but in the face of a persistent refusal to modify increasingly erratic behaviour or to seek professional help, there was no option.
Finally, I am only too aware that the some of the Programme Secretaries and organisers are having a difficult time completing their programmes. We are tremendously grateful to those of you who lead walks but please give them your full support by volunteering to lead walks without having to be chased. And if you can do more than one walk in each 6 month period, please volunteer to do so.
Tom Logan Chairman
0117 9 621 669 : email@example.com
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
12th August 2017
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