Sad News – Yvonne Graves and Margaret Gates

It is very sad to report the deaths of Yvonne Graves and Margaret Gates, two long-standing members of this Club. Margaret’s daughter has asked us to let friends know that her funeral is on Monday 2nd November at 1.00pm at St Andrew’s Church Chesterton.

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Why organised walking groups can be 6+

Club members know that organised outdoor sport and physical activity has an explicit exemption from the current Covid rules which limit other kinds of gatherings to a maximum of 6 people. At present, such activity can take place anywhere in England, as confirmed by UK government guidance, whatever ‘tier’ an area is in.  The proviso is that organised walks must comply with the rules and procedures that have been put in place by the Ramblers, the national body for walking, and Sport England. The Club, which is affiliated to the Ramblers, has implemented these procedures in full.

However, the general public is unaware of this exemption from the ‘rule of 6’. Club members on our organised walks have been challenged and we think it very useful if walk leaders carry with them information about our position – including why we are exempt. We encourage members to download a copy of our latest guidance on this issue, which has been posted in the ‘Members’ section of our website.

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Wells-next-the-Sea budget weekend, Friday 5th to Monday 8th February 2021

The Club has booked 3 self-catering properties in Wells-next-the-Sea over the long weekend Friday 5th to Monday 8th February 2021. On the assumption that we are limited to 6 people maximum per property this accommodation is now full and anyone else interested in coming will have to book for themselves. Please do let Jill know. For those who have paid a £25 deposit, please note that the balance of £50 is due by 1st December 2020. Fingers crossed that we can actually run the trip! A and B walks available.

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