Welcome to the Essex Area of the Ramblers
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Message from the Chair
As you will all know the Ramblers are working through a review of its operation at all levels. The latest Governance Review can be found on and the response to the proposals is needed by the end of January for submission, for the Board of Trustees meeting on the 23rd February.
This year Essex are fortunate to have Des Harrihan, the Chair of the Board of Trustees, as our speaker at our AGM. Des will speak among other things about the review, its present situation and the way forwards. It is a chance for everyone to ask their own or the groups burning questions. This is a great opportunity to influence the thinking of the Board, to understand the reasons behind this and allay fears of the outcome.
I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
The Ramblers have also announced a long term partnership with the Peoples Postcode Lottery which has resulted in money being made available by the sports trust. This will support groups and individuals to bring walking to everyone and enable a GB wide Walking Festival. The Festival will be from 3rd to 11th September and groups are asked to offer a range of walks in their programme for that week to show non-members what we can offer. I am sure Des will be happy to expand on the details.
Finally I would bring your notice a series of Volunteer Video's which show the range of work we, the Ramblers, undertake. It is worth a look and a discussion at committee level.
Alan Goffee - Chair Essex Ramblers