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Discussion Forum - Local Groups - What Happens to groups that close?

Author: Chris Chorley
Posted: Tue 29th Mar 2005, 22:34
Joined: 1982
Local Group: Norfolk & Suffolk
About 8 years ago the Anglian Group had reduced to the point where we had about 4 active members (ie the committee), and about another 4 who supported us (ok, maybe there were a few others, but they didn't make themselves known !) As the membership that was mostly belonged to other groups as well the decision was made to wind things up. As we had three 50+ mile and three 26 mile challenge routes, plus lots of equipment, we obtained permission from the National Committee to transfer the assets to Norfolk and Suffolk Group (who covered most of the same area of East Anglia). That meant that the Poppyline, Flower of Suffolk and Daffodil Dawdle continued and we still have social walks in the area. I'm not sure what role the National Committee could have in a similar situation, other than to hold the group name and (financial) assets for a new group in the area in the future. I doubt that the National Committee has time to organise the activities of a local group...
Posted: Tue 29th Mar 2005, 22:17
Joined: 1982
Text should read "what happens to groups"
Posted: Tue 29th Mar 2005, 22:16
Joined: 1982
What happens that can no longer function for one reason or another, such as the Pendle, would it not be possable for these groups to be managed directly by the National committtee, till such times as there was sufficent interest in the area to activate the group.
David Hammond
Membership number 5057

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