If you are intending to do the walk from Kings Cliffe this coming Thursday please allow around an extra 30 minutes for your journey if you are using the A43 due to horrific delays at Weldon roadworks.
The committee have worked hard over the last few years to try and maintain high standards of discipline when walking on roads with no footpath as per the Highway Code i.e walk in single file facing on oncoming traffic."
Comments have been made that this is not always being adhered to on some walks particularly where new walkers are doing their first walk.
Having walked with other groups I know that some of them are not as concerned as we are about this issue and this may be why new walkers tend to be a bit more relaxed if they too walk with other groups.
Could I ask all walk leaders when new walkers join their walks that they explain our policy in this respect and that other walkers may remind them of the need to stay in single file if requested to do so.
Could I also take this opportunity to remind all walkers of the need to adhere to the requirement to walk in single file if requested to do so and not wander all over the road. I know we all love to chat and it is difficult to do when in single file but you know it makes sense to do so.
Some of our more senior members may remember Mary Morris Jones who has recently passed away.
For those interested in paying their respects her funeral will take place at 1.00pm at St Botolph's Church in Baron Seagrave on Monday 11th March.
A brief reminder that the 2019 AGM will be held this coming Friday 1st March at St. Andrews Church Hall. Kettering.
Car Park entrance off Crown Street.
7.30 p.m. prompt start.
Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the meeting whilst members take the opportunity to renew their subscriptions.
S has decided to step down as Rambles Secretary after completion of the 2019
Summer card and the club requires a replacement for this important position
which includes membership of the committee.
main duties involved occur twice a year and are as follows:-
February/September each year, approach potential walk leaders to fill programme
card for the next 6 months. Weekend walks mostly take place on alternate
Saturday/Sunday, the week when there is not a Thursday walk. (Summer card runs
from beginning of May to end of October, Autumn/Winter card from beginning of
November to end of April)
dates are filled, forward details to Sarah S, who will type the programme card
and publicity leaflet. Liaise with Sarah as to the date this information is
required. Printing is done at Bishop
Stopford School,so there is a need to be aware of school closures, particularly
at Easter for printing of Summer Card.
labels from the membership register.
for envelopes to be distributed
(weekend) rambles on to website (inform Sarah of any changes/cancellations of
rambles) for updating on website
delivery of forthcoming card, should be completed at least two weeks prior to
the first ramble on programme.
you are interested in taking on this important role in the club please contact
the chairman via his normal contact details.