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Worcester Ramblers Logo Group and Area Volunteers Required

Officers required for both Worcester and Worcestershire Area Ramblers

There are a number of current or future vacancies at both Worcester Group and Worcestershire Area level. At this time, the most pressing of these are:

Worcester Group: Treasurer

Our current treasurer, Kath P. would like to step down at the next AGM after three years in post and we are looking to replace her in this crucial role within the Group. Previous experience or qualifications within a similar function would be useful but not essential. Full training will be available from Kath P.

  Worcester Group: Recruitment Events Coordinator

                               : Press Engagement Officer

These posts are vital to help attract new members which in turn will generate more walk leaders and thereby increase the number and range of walks.

Previous experience in these two roles is much less important than reliability and enthusiasm. Each role can be developed progressively in order to be scheduled around other time demands.

Each role will also be fully supported by your chairman and the committee.

All three role descriptions can be accessed within the FAQs page on our website.

Please take this opportunity to contribute by contacting Cliff Dimond via the ‘Contact Us’ page on the website or have a chat on one of the walks.

Worcestershire Area: Area Chair

                                  : Area Treasurer

                                  : Area Secretary

There is an impending crisis at Area level with a lack of volunteers to fill the roles necessary for the Area function to operate. At present there is no standing Area chair, vice chair or publicity officer.
Current incumbents in the roles of Area secretary and treasurer have declared that they will stand down with effect from the Area AGM in November 2016.

Please click on the image to access more information about these Area roles - how they make a difference and the support they can expect to receive.

Remember – this is your Group and Area and they can only function and continue to improve if they get the support from the membership.

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Worcester Ramblers Logo 'Your Life Choices' Website

‘Your Life Your Choice’ Website

As part of our ongoing efforts to attract new members, Worcester Group has posted an entry on the Worcestershire County Council website - ‘Your Life Your Choice’ that provides information and advice about adult social care and health services in Worcestershire.

The site is also designed to signpost organisations such as ourselves that can offer opportunities for health and lifestyle improvements. 

Featured on a website run by a public service that people trust, it’s a great opportunity to make the residents of the county more aware of our walking and social activities.

The link to the main website is: here 

The link to our Group’s own article is: here

Do take the time out to take a look at our entry and to explore the main website which is full of interesting information and advice

The successful posting was the result of a joint initiative between Worcester Group and Peter Wright (Ramblers Area Secretary) and many thanks are due to Peter for all his hard work.

Our Group is keen to expand our publicity and awareness activities and would like to remind members that volunteers are still required for the unfilled posts of Press Engagement Officer and Recruitment Events Coordinator.

Role descriptions are available on our website and anybody interested in contributing should contact Cliff D. (chairman) for an informal discussion.

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Worcester Show Report 2016

Worcester Show Report

For the third consecutive year, Worcester Ramblers hosted a recruitment stand at the Worcester Show at Gheluvelt Riverside Park jointly with the ‘Walking for Health’ organisation in support of our efforts to attract new members. Attendance is typically in excess of 6,000 visitors.

The weather was kind and the day seemed very successful with many members of the public picking up our literature and expressing interest in our range of activities.

Dignitaries who came to talk with us included Paul Denham, the current mayor of Worcester and councillor Lyn Denham (mayoress).

Martyn with mayor Paul Denham and councillor Lyn Denham

Thanks are due to Sue and Richard R., Martyn and Helen M., Fil and Steve W., Jane V. and Cliff D. who all generously gave their time to set up, take down and meet & greet at the stand.

We are also grateful to those who volunteered to help but were not in the end required on the day.

[Martyn lurking behind our stand]

Only time will tell however how many new members will join as a direct result of our efforts. As a Group, we would like to get involved in around 5 – 6 such events each year to reinforce our presence and this is why we continue to look for a volunteer from within the Group to take on the role of Recruitment Events Coordinator.

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Worcester Ramblers Logo  Ramblers Walk About Britain Week
3rd -11th September 2016

   
Please support Worcester Group by coming along to a walk during this week - bring along your friends or family if you want, and if you can contribute a walk, any day of the week, then your contribution is most welcome.
See the walks programme for the walks already planned for this week.
More information about the Walk About Week can be found at
http://www.ramblers.org.uk/walkabout
     
     
 
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Worcester Ramblers Logo  A glimpse at Alan's proposed group holidays
for 2017, 2018....
 

Weekends and holidays are exciting events for Worcester Ramblers members. The following are in the pipeline and the information given is for guidance only. Contact Alan T via the Contact Us page to express your interest.

2017
17th September - Two weeks in Corsica (£1000pp)

17th November - Three nights full board, self guided walks based from the Peveril of the Peak, Dovedale HF Holidays (£120pp)

2018
May
Option 1. - Preferred choice but subject to dollar rates and Brexit. Three weeks - San Francisco Route: The Sonoma & Napa Valley Wine Area & The Large Redwood Forest's, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, whale watching and beach in Monterrey, then 2-3 nights sight seeing in San Francisco. (£1900)

Option 2. - Two weeks full board in Andalusia - one week Grazelema and one week La Alpujarra. Best flora and fauna in Andalusia according to Paul and John (£1000pp)
September - Two weeks France (£800pp)

2019
May - Option 1 or 2 of the above
October / November - Two weeks full board Walking on Canary Island; All inclusive Fred Olsen cruise with Worldwide Ramblers Guide (£1200pp)

2020
February - 3/5 weeks touring and walking in New Zealand using camper vans, to include a stopover on the return flight. (£2000pp)

Information will be added to this website as available - keep looking!

     
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Worcester Ramblers Logo  Discount for health walkers
Go to www.ramblers.org.uk to join, and to take advantage of the special discount for health walkers. Add the promotional code (C16M5A) to receive your health walker discount -30% annual membership in your first year.
     
Worcester Ramblers Logo News article sent in by Tricky Trev
  Yorkshire Dales and
Lake District national park extends


The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks have been extended by 188 square miles, with campaigners hailing a 'historic day'.

To read the full article visit the BBC news item
 
       
       

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Worcester Ramblers Logo  News from Ramblers website
  Natasha Clayton has been appointed as our interim chief executive.

With a wealth of experience in the charitable sector, Natasha will leading the organisation forwards while a permanent chief executive is appointed.

To read the full article click here 
     

Worcester Ramblers Logo Working Party Reports
  Working Party Report  - 12th July

Fil measured the anti-slip, Steve scored and snapped them, Cliff drilled the holes to put on the bridge. Ann, Mick and Doug cleared the bridge screwing 150 pieces. The path to the bridge was cleared. Then their marker was added. The end.


To view more pictures click here

Next working party to be announced
 
 

Working Party Report - 24th May 2016

The  Working Party were at Severn Stoke (again) today. Five members turned  out to install a kissing gate, a couple of posts, and waymark the Severn  Way around Clifton. Thank you guys.

Next Working Party 12th July 2016 or sooner!

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Working Party Report - 26th April 2016

The  working party were at Severn Stoke on Tuesday and six members fitted  two kissing gates. An RAF C17 transporter circled 3 times to see what  they were up to then rolled out the banner in salute of their work. Well  done team working party and thank you!

Next Working Party 24th May 2016

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Working Party Report - 11th April 2016

A  small working party this time installed two gates and fencing at  Holdfast.  This is part of the Seven Way improvements being carried out  by the  CCS. We would like to thank Ken the PPW from Bushley for his  help.

 

Next Working Party 26th April

If you would like to join in with the working party activities Contact Doug F via the Contact Us page
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Worcester Ramblers Logo  OS Maps on Tesco Clubcard

 
   
Tesco Clubcard are currently offering a year's subscription to OS maps for £8 in Clubcard vouchers. This allows you to access and print sections of 1:25 000 and 1:50 000 maps.

On the Clubcard website, search by "OS maps" and you will see the deal. You will be sent a link to the OS website and a code to use in the promotional box when you register and purchase the subscription - the cost will go to zero when you add the code .

You can expand or reduce sections of the maps and move the printable area around so you can get a whole circular walk route on an A4 page.
 
       

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Worcester Ramblers Logo First Aid Tips for Walkers
   
Walking is a relatively low-risk activity, but you should expect the unexpected and ensure at least one person in your walking group has a basic knowledge of first aid in case someone falls ill or is injured.

Here is an article produced by the Rambers and The British Red Cross that gives some useful information on dealing with emergencies and summoning help which also contains a very useful video, Click the symbol to view it.

You can also view this article "First Aid Tips for Walkers" under the 'Useful Guides' within the 'submit a walk' section of the website.
     
     

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Worcester Ramblers Logo  Changes to walks programme & calendar

 

We have previously inserted a ‘walk required’ request within the walks programme whenever there have been any gaps in the schedule. However, anyone quickly glancing at the programme might think it was full, when in fact it was not.


So we have changed things a little. Any requests for walks or recce’s will now appear in the calendar and will be in red text. All entries in the programme will be planned scheduled walks. These will also appear in the calendar in green text.


So if you are looking to submit a walk, look in the calendar first to check what gaps there might be in the programme.
Thank You
 
     
 
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Worcester Ramblers Logo Memories of Andalusia