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Keeping in Touch - May

April 28, 2019

 

 

 

Hi there!

 

 

Single Boots AGM on April 7th was attended by 26 members after a lovely walk led by Sandra followed by tea and a selection of cakes. Here is a resumé of proceedings: (Please ask if you would like to see a full version of the minutes)

 

  • We’ve had a good turn out on our walks during the year

  • We have a healthy renewal rate of membership this year

  • Although we are in a good financial position, we’ve had a deficit of £129.82 and therefore will not be giving any donations this year

  • Next year’s subscription will remain at £20

  • Any changes to committee posts are at the back of this programme

  • We still have places on the May weekend and as such will make a loss on this club weekend

  • We have a 20th anniversary celebration on 4th August at Lowsonford village hall. More details below

  • Health and Safety – we’ve had no serious incidents this year on our walks. We are reminded that we need to take responsibility for ourselves and that we have a duty of care to others on our walks.

 

May weekend 2019 For last minute availability, including the possibility of a single room, please contact Val on val.thomas02@gmail.com

 

Single Boots 20th anniversary celebration Do keep 4th August free so that you can join us to celebrate the success of our club over the last 20 years – quite an achievement for a voluntary group! This event is for past and present members. We have booked the hall and grounds of Lowsonford village hall from 12 till 7pm and expect to have a short walk, a picnic and some games. All ideas for this welcome! Get in touch with Dave P at pugh300@btinternet.com

There will be a club walk on Saturday 3rd August.

 

Blocked pathways We often come across paths that are blocked, or stiles that are broken or non-existent. Unfortunately this seems to becoming much more frequent. It is in our interest as keen walkers to stop this happening as much as possible. If you come across a problem when out and about, please report it to the local council. Many councils have a web page specifically for this, and some have an interactive map to help you locate the exact position of the problem. In addition, the Ramblers have a special app to report a problem. This can be found at:

https://www.ramblers.org.uk/advice/pathwatch-report-path-features-and-problems.aspx A member reported to us that she had in fact used this app, and the result had been the successful clearance of the path, so it is worth it!!

 

Ticks are carriers of Lyme Disease. This has flu-like symptoms and is very serious. A tick bite may (but not necessarily) produce a bullseye red mark around the bite, in which case you need to visit a GP to get antibiotics. Ticks occur anywhere where there are sheep or deer and are on the rise. It’s advisable to remove a tick as soon as possible with a tick remover. There is more information on our members’ website, or here:

https://www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk/about-ticks/

 

Informal weekends away Thanks to Dave P and Mark for arranging their weekend in Snowdonia.

Next up:

June 15th – 16th Three Castles walk, Monmouthshire  moderate

Leader: Helen Mob 07796 692657, Colin 07769 881861

 

July 12th to 14th Section of South West Coast Path Moderate/strenuous walks

Leader: Val mob 07760 272712

B&B and camping accommodation

 

Walks diary We’re looking to fill the following dates: July 14th (local walk to coincide with the w/e away) 21st; 28th

 

See you out on a walk soon!

 

Single Boots Committee

 

 

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