Attention Leaders - Please submit your walks by the end of September 2023 to Nicky Ward via email@example.com or tel 07985 299429. Please consider submitting a walk, leaders are the lifeblood of the Ramblers!
Here are the Minutes of the Committee Meeting, held on Wednesday 12th July 2023 Minutes - July 2023
Opportunity to Volunteer!
In its 50th Anniversary year, the SWCP Organisation have a schedule of Trailblazer walks taking place along the whole trail - see info here -Trailblazer Walks
The SDRC are doing their bit with a Sunday walk on 11th June - see below - from Torquay to Brixham.
The SWCP Organisation are also looking to recruit walk leaders and supporters of a new scheme to make the Coast Path accessible to all. SDRC Members may be interested in being involved in some way to help this worthwhile project get off the ground.
Please see the information here SWCP Volunteer Flyer and make contact with Stuart Riddle who says this about the project: The aim is to provide bespoke walking groups that address individuals barriers, for anyone who finds it difficult to access the Path for leisure and well-being.My understanding is that this will complement the walking offer in Torbay rather than muddy it
Here are the Minutes of the Committee Meeting, held on Wednesday 16th April Minutes - April 2023
Leaders - You may prefer to download a word version of our Risk Assessment Form. Primarily aimed at the OSE walks but could be used for others if the format is preferred. Risk Assessment Form (editable)
Brixham Battery Heritage Centre Open Days 2023
Members will be aware of the plans to create a heritage walking route along the old Churston - Brixham railtrack and also the Berry Head Access route proposal. Following the Brixham theme the Brixham Battery Heritage Centre are holding event days in 2023, with additional dates being added to meet demand.
These events are aimed at raising awareness of the centre and hopefuly funds to maintain the site and enhance the museum, which holds memorabelia and artefacts. There is a gift shop and on the day tea/coffee/cake will be available to enjoy after tourof of the grounds and gunfloors - do come along and enjoy the tours and displays.
There is a proposal to create a short walking route at Berry Head, giving Access for All, i.e. wheelchairs, pushchairs, mobility scooters etc.
This does mean some modifications, re-routing around stiles,creating ramps providing signage etc.
George Coles is hoping to start a formal feasibility study but getting the funding for this will depend on local support. Please read the proposal and if you can, write an email supporting the route. Details are in the proposal here
The more support from individuals and groups, the greater the chance of the funding being awarded for this worthwhile project.
Leaders. Please see the new Risk Assessment Form. Designed for OSE walks, it may be used for any walk. It is a simpler form than the one provided by the RA and we would like all leaders to complete and retain, or pass to Nicky to retain. If an incident should occur it is necessary to provide this and it may be asked for by the RA when reporting the incident - please bear this in mind.
26th November 2022
Minutes of our 40th AGM, held in November 2022 are now available to download here SDR - 40th AGM Minutes
6th November 2022 - Our 40th AGM will be held, 6.30 for 7pm at the Livermead House Hotel, Torquay Seafront TQ2 6QJ. Full Agenda, Accounts and Officer Reports can be downloaded here 40th AGM Agenda & Reports
Minutes of the 39th AGM, 2021 are here for information Minutes of 39th AGM 2021
1 December 2021
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1 November 2021
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30 August 2021
Devon Area Ramblers are looking for volunteers.
The 39th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING is to be held at 7pm on Wednesday 10 November 2021. Venue is the Riviera Room at the Carlton Hotel on Falkland Road, Torquay. Many members will know this as the Aztec, part of the TLH resort.
The meeting is open to all members of South Devon Ramblers. If you are not already a member, do please join us. Simply check out www.ramblers.org.uk to find out how easy it is. Or speak to our Membership Secretary Dorothy.
Parking is available from Falkland Road on a first come, first served basis, no pass is necessary.
Members can see the Agenda in the Downloads section.
Any member interested in volunteering to serve on the committee is advised to consult the Nominations Policy, also available in the Downloads section.
We have purposely booked a large room (with a bar, naturally) and asked for the seating to be set up to allow for social distancing, plus, the room is well ventilated. I sincerely hope this will allay fears and encourage members to support their committee. Come and hear about the crazy year we have both endured and enjoyed, its highlights and its lowlights!