Email Archive


Hi everyone. We have been asked to pass on this email from Kathy Tytler to see if any of you can help. Please reply to her directly at the mail below   Can you help Pat Seabrook and Cecilia Csemiczky on their 100 mile walk next weekend?   I worked out a route for Pat and I to do our 100. My…
According to the government web page here, under the section headed "Exercise, sport and physical activity", from May 17th "You can exercise in a group of up to 30 people when outdoors". Since we never have that many on a social walk we have resumed advertising social walks (available to all) on…
As well as our own Oxon 20/32/40 (https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=7844),which now has 54 entries, the groups around us now have their own anytime challenges that we'd like to bring to your attention. The following updates anything in Strider and indeed there are some events…
We are pleased to announce that, with NEC approval, Thames Valley LDWA are opening entries for our annual Oxon 20/40 event, run this year of course as an 'Anytime Event' that you  can undertake in legally permitted groups from today until 28 June. The primary start is at Stokenchurch on the M40…
Mon 22nd Mar 2021
We see you have entered the Virtual Hundred with a Thames Valley LDWA designation. The purpose of this email is to ask whether Thames Valley LDWA can support you in this challenge.  I have an LDWA emergency phone (07935 160854) which can be used whenever necessary so at least please have this on…
The LDWA National AGM was last Sunday and we have since has some communications from the NEC regarding the recommencement of activities. In brief: 1. The current EXPECTATION is that we will be able to hold social walks from Monday April 12th, though some restrictions still seem likely, e.g.…
Sun 24th Jan 2021
Hope you are still getting out for at least some short walks. Remember we have lots of routes on our website, such as old Oxon routes, these go quite far out, and you may be able to pick up some of these near your homes. https://ldwa.org.uk/lgt/new/walks-database/group-index.php?club_id=41 At least…
Mon 11th Jan 2021
Hi. We're trying to keep you up to date during this period of group inactivity. Yesterday was our AGM on Zoom and thanks to those who attended and returned forms. Minutes will be available in due course. The LDWA Group AGM will be held on 7 March https://ldwa.org.uk/agm/agm.php 1. New Committee…
The text of this email was sent to all Local Group Chairs, Secretaries and Walks Secretaries. It will be of interest to all TVLDWA leaders.   All It's good to see that a number of groups are now putting on regular walks.  In NEC we have continued in our efforts to support Local Groups that wish…
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