Email Archive


We have had the following communication from the LDWA's NEC: We would like to thank members for their understanding whilst we have sought advice on the Government's new guidance on groups of over six people meeting. We have spoken to other organisations, including the Ramblers and Government…
As stated in David Morgan's Chair's Update for September, it is now permissible for us to run walks for up to 30 participants. So far our arrangements for groups of up to six seem to have been working well, and the walks have not been over-subscribed. It is also the case that larger groups require…
As you will have seen in Strider, and on our web site, we have no scheduled walks for the rest of the year. This includes the walks in early December which precede our Christmas festivities (which are also cancelled). Until the COVID-19 situation becomes clearer we will continue to offer walks to…
Thu 23rd Jul 2020
Note forwarded from Tim Glenn, (NEC - Events and Merchandise)     I have a simple request, which will either be a straight forward yes or no, although if the latter there is no need to get in touch.   On Wednesday 17th June the area of my garage where I store copies of back-Striders was…
Mon 22nd Jun 2020
You may be aware that the National Executive Committee of the LDWA has agreed that group social walks in England can recommence from today (22nd June), subject to conditions. Measures must be in place to ensure that the number of participants does not exceed that allowed by regulations (currently…
Thu 18th Jun 2020
  As those of you who attended the Thames Valley AGM in January may remember, I stated my intention to stand down as Secretary for TV at the next AGM in 2021 having been in the role for 10 years.  The time has come for someone else to take over the position and bring some fresh ideas to the post.…
Note forwarded from David Morgan:   The National Executive Coronavirus (NEC) sub-committee monitors the guidance provided by the Governments of England (UK), Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and meets every Monday to review the advice provided to LDWA members. It appears to be the case that…
Tue 17th Mar 2020
Communication from our Chairman, John Esslemont:   "In the light of the government's latest advice on precautions against COVID-19, cautioning against unnecessary travel or socialising, the LDWA NEC has instructed that all LDWA social and challenge walks should be cancelled. The advice is to be…
As you may have noticed in the current walks programme we do not have enough leaders to provide a social walk every Sunday between April and August. Those of you who have not led for us please consider leading a walk, even if it's only once a year. If you need help to design a walk we have…
Tue 26th Nov 2019
Those of you who knew him will, I feel sure, be deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the death on Monday of Chris Lloyd, a longstanding, well loved and respected Thames Valley member and walk leader. Chris led his last walk for the group less than a week before his death, when he seemed in good…
Thu 31st Jan 2019
Following a directive from the LDWA's NEC we must collect participant information on Social Walks for public liability insurance purposes. It will be kept for three years. Please try to remember your membership number, or get into the habit of bringing your membership card with you (though you…
Thames Valley LDWA needs your HELP! The TVLDWA committee really needs a few more volunteers to support the group. It really is nothing too onerous, but without a committee to keep things going, liaise with other groups and LDWA central, sort the money, communicate and administer the website,…
Wed 29th Jan 2014
Note forwarded from National LDWA   The Accident and Incident form has been revised and you can find Guidance notes and the Reporting form in the LDWA library on the website, link for a downloadable copy is given below   http://www.ldwa.org.uk/library/LDWA_accident_and_incident_form.doc
Fri 25th Oct 2013
Note from National: At last Saturday's Committee meeting, concern was expressed that some Groups may be arranging social walks at short notice by emailing members with walk details or by word of mouth arrangements.   These walks should be entered on the local Group's website to ensure that the…
Folks, Please may I bring the following LDWA National Policy about taking dogs on social walks to your attention.  If you have difficulty opening the document, please get back to me Best regards Maureen   http://www.ldwa.org.uk/library/policy/dogs_on_walks_rev2.pdf