South Cotswold Ramblers

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Just 2 places left for Annual Lunch

11 Dec 2018

Please can you contact Sally BEFORE paying any money or sending a cheque if you are interested in coming to our lunch on Saturday 26 January, as I want to be sure there is room for you. Contact me on [email protected] or on 01453 872729

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Brimscombe Port plans – see them this Thursday afternoon!

11 Dec 2018

New plans for a multi-million pound waterside development at Brimscombe Post are to be revealed by Stroud District Council at a public consultation event this Thursday 13 December, 3.00 – 6.30 pm. Local residents are invited to give their views on the proposals prior to a planning application being submitted in the New Year for…

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Walk Planning

09 Dec 2018

PLEASE Save the collectors having to contact you by ringing them with your date offers for March to June this month. Look at available dates HERE. Do it now before you get too involved with Christmas preparations. Give them a surprise!

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Mike is getting help with the walks programme

09 Dec 2018

Mike is very pleased that several members of our group have offered to help him with compiling walks programmes after his appeal at the AGM. Angela is beavering away on the next programme, and Ron is straining at the leash to help with the one after that. Ann A is waiting patiently in the wings!…

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South Cotswold Ramblers recent AGM – 17 November 2018

29 Nov 2018

Chairman, Richard Davis welcomed 32 members to the meeting, many of whom had been on the pre-meeting walk lead by Sally. After the usual formalities reports were received from the various officers, copies having previously been circulated. The Chairman’s report, while acknowledging that we had had another successful year, contained a cautionary note appealing for…

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Dursley long stay car park now being constructed!

26 Nov 2018

Dursley Town Council has confirmed that work is starting on the Long Street car park this week, 26 -30 November 2018 (stopping for Christmas and New Year) and the forecast opening date is during February 2019. No charges are being imposed. If any leader wants to start a group walk there on the next programme…

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Lost walking pole at Chedworth

10 Nov 2018

Enid lost her walking pole on Wednesday. If anyone can help in any way, either contact her directly or use the Contact Us link on the website and we will pass the message on. Thank you.

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The Walking Partnership

08 Nov 2018

8 November 2018 – Richard writes, “We have just received another £430 to us under the Walking Partnership. This includes £130 from the Ravenscar Holiday towards Group funds from Ramblers Holidays as a result of members going away with them. Excellent.” South Cotswold Ramblers Group receive funding every time you book a holiday with Ramblers Walking…

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Holiday to St. Ives – September 2019 – changes

02 Nov 2018

Message from Ann Next September’s holiday to St Ives has now changed and we are no longer going with Ramblers Holidays as they could not offer the dates we wanted. For those who have already committed to the holiday I have booked holiday lodges at St Ives Holiday Park from Sept 14th for 7 nights,…

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Brian K – update 19 October

19 Oct 2018

Latest news – “Brian is now in Sandfields Care Home. It’s in St Georges Road, Cheltenham and is close to Waitrose. He is settling in and getting to know the staff and residents. It has a nice café on the ground floor and a garden. Please visit him.” — We have heard from Christine T…

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Holiday Photos

24 Sep 2018

Members of the Group holidaying in North Yorkshire near Whitby are back. Quite an eventful holiday, as shown in the photos on our website. To see the photos, click Group then Group Holiday Photos.

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Culver Hill closed from 10 September

08 Sep 2018

Culver Hill (which runs from Minchinhampton Common near Tom Long’s Post to the A46 at South Woodchester via Amberley) will be closed from 10 September. Originally to reopen 16th November but Amberley residents have been informed that it is likely to be much later.

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Please take your banana skins (and orange peel) home!

25 Jun 2018

Walkers: eat bananas – but take your skins home Not being native to the UK, they take about two years to biodegrade. This applies to orange peel too! I have climbed Ladhar Bheinn, one of Scotland’s finest peaks. The view was glorious. And I threw a banana skin at it. I have stood on the magnificent…

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Please keep an eye on the backmarker

22 Jun 2018

A big thank you to all members who act as backmarkers on our walks. Occasionally leaders forget to keep an eye on them, especially when entering a wood. Sometimes the backmarker needs to hang back as a walker is having a comfort stop and then the backmarker wonders where the group have gone! Please keep…

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GDPR and Walks’ Leaders

01 Jun 2018

Thank you to all the walks leaders who have sent/emailed the Publishing Volunteer Details form to Mike. He is also grateful for those who don’t mind their photos appearing on Walks>Leaders’ Photos for sending him a Photo Consent Form. Just  a few to go….. Mike  

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Proposed holiday to Amalfi coast – Spring 2019

22 May 2018

Message from Ann: I have arranged (by request) a walking holiday on the Amalfi coast next spring with Exodus from 23rd to 30th March. 11 people have signed up. If you are interested could you please let me know ASAP as this is their most popular holiday. It costs £1379 with no single supplement, I’ve…

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Is Ramblers using your correct email address?

01 May 2018

GDPR News – All your contact details are your personal information, including your email address. To check your record and indeed update it if necessary it is quite straightforward: Go to www.ramblers.org.uk If you have already registered online with Ramblers, enter your login details (email address and password) and then check your record. If not…

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Leaders’ Photos

23 Apr 2018

In case you hadn’t heard, we now have a gallery of our walks’ leaders photographs under the Walks heading, so that new walkers can see the leader of the walk they are thinking of trying. Still a few gaps, so leaders please ask Mike, Richard or Sally to take your photo. There is also a…

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A reminder to walkers

10 Dec 2017

Please can you stay behind the leader unless the leader tells you otherwise. It makes it very difficult for leaders to set a comfortable pace for everyone, and particularly when we have a large group. Mike Walks Coordinator

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Offers to be Parish Footpath Checkers

25 Feb 2017

Following Richard’s appeal in the the last newsletter for members to check all rights of way in a particular parish, we are now starting to get offers for several parishes and would be pleased to hear from more members. There are 60 parishes from Coberley and Cowley to Westonbirt and Shipton Moyne, and from Arlingham…

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Suspect a stroke – act FAST and call 999

14 Oct 2016

Face weakness Arm weakness Speech problems Time to call 999 See https://www.stroke.org.uk/

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Ramblers Holidays will pay the S Cots money – if you ask!

12 Oct 2016

Each newsletter Ramblers Holidays pays the group and we are very grateful as it helps towards paper newsletter production. Follow this link for news of their Adagio holidays. Don’t forget to tell them you belong to South Cotswold Ramblers if you book for a Ramblers or Adagio holiday, as it can be worth £10, £20 or…

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