APPEAL COURT VICTORY FOR MOLE VALLEY WOODLAND CAMPAIGNERS
The Court of Appeal has ruled against NHS Property Services trying to prevent a cherished area of greenspace in Leatherhead – Leach Grove Wood – being given statutory protection from development. Full Story on the CPRE website
MULTIPLE DOG WALKING IN RICHMOND
The High Court has upheld a Public Spaces Protection Order, issued by Richmond Council, on the walking of more than four dogs together (except where the walker has secured a license to walk up to six dogs, or has the landowner's permission). You can read the judgement here.
| SMARTPHONE NAVIGATION WORKSHOP
East Surrey Walkers recently held a Smartphone Navigation Workshop to help walk leaders use smartphones in planning and navigating a group walk. Another workshop is now being planned: if your group would like to have someone attend, with the intention of passing on the knowledge to others in the group, please contact Tony Pearson as soon as possible. Click here for further details.
|2018 WALK LEADERS COURSES
One further Area course is available for booking. The training will comprise a morning session on leadership, planning, map reading and basic compass work, and an introduction to computer mapping and smart phone navigation apps, followed by an afternoon outdoor practical session. The courses will take place at Wotton on Saturday 18 August. Click here for more information. To book, complete the form in the members' area.
Farnham Group have announced that they are running a further leader training course on 20 October, open to all Area members. Click here for further details, and again use the form in the members' area to apply.
Croydon Group have announced a leader traing course on 28 April, open to all Area members. The Course will be from 10am to 4pm at St Mary's Church Hall, Farleigh, CR6 9PX.
|SURREY AREA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The well-attended 2018 AGM took place on Saturday, 10 February, at Bletchingley Village Hall. The following Area Officers were elected or re-elected: Chair - Barry Holland, Vice Chair - Roy Endersby, Treasurer - Jackie Leedham, Membership - Elliot Cairnes, Footpaths and Access - Rodney Whittaker, Webmaster - David Leedham. No candidate came forward for the Secretary post, so Graham Butler will continue as Acting Secretary as confirmed at the March Council meeting. There remains a vacancy for the Publicity role.
2016-17 Annual Report
|SURREY AREA VACANCIES
Surrey urgently needs an Area Secretary and an Area Publicity Officer. These roles are quite flexible. They can be adjusted to fit around your other commitments, and there will be help available to get you started.
|RAMBLERS CHIEF EXECUTIVE NEWSLETTERS
As requested at the June 2017 Area Council meeting, CEO newsletters will be published on the Area website from now on. Look for the links in the "Recent Articles" section at the bottom of the right hand column.
|Click "Newlands Corner" in the menu bar to access the latest news on Newlands Corner developments. New ideas and contributions are welcome. Updated 2 April 2018. Parking charge at Newlands Corner increases by 30%.
|NEW IN THE MEMBERS AREA
Membership figures for the end of February 2018. Annual membership charts for 2016-17. Area Directory updated 12 February 2018. Latest Council minutes and agenda. Area projector booking. Where our members live.
|HAVE YOU WALKED THIS WINKWORTH PATH?
Some ten years ago the National Trust closed the access off the Busbridge – Thorncombe Street footpath into the Arboretum and along the lower lake (now the wetlands), that joined with the still open public right of way running north – south through the arboretum. If you have walked this route in the past, please provide a witness statement to help our claim to re-establish the route as a right of way. More info...