Email Archive

Wed 2nd Aug 2017
Our old website at "www.thamesvalleyldwa.org.uk" is no longer available. Most of the pages from that site are redirected automatically to an equivalent page on the new site at https://www.ldwa.org.uk/ThamesValley. The major exception is the Forum, which has no equivalent facility on the new site,…
Fri 17th Feb 2017
Dear Members, It is with profound sadness that I announce the untimely death of John Nickerson, a long standing member of TV and the LDWA. He was out walking on Wednesday when he collasped and could not be resusitated. John and Judy were out walking only last Sunday with TV and he seemed in fine…
Fri 1st Apr 2016
Folks, I attended the National AGM in March and I logged the following points of interest from the meeting. Obviously, a very brief summary of interesting topics.   Chair - Gail Elrick Draw up business plan for the future of the LDWA Set up a forum for communicating with local groups  - suggested…
Sun 20th Mar 2016
  Cassells, John – Died peacefully on March13 2016 in Sue Ryder Nettlebed, aged 81. Sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral to be held at Reading Crematorium on Wednesday 23 March at 2.30 p.m. Family flowers. Donations, if desired, to the Alzheimer's Society and sent to Tomalin & Son,…
Mon 7th Mar 2016
Note forwarded from Bob Ford:     Hi Everyone, A belated 'thank you' note for your welcome to the 40th Anniversary walk and the subsequent tea-party on Sun 21st Feb last. Perhaps someone has now finished the cake. My amusement by the invitation turned to bemusement at the reception. The kindness of…
Gail Elrick, Chair of National LDWA has forwarded this summary from the NEC meeting on 15th July for wider distribution: Dear Member   UPDATE ON NEC MEETING HELD JULY 2015.   This was a very wide ranging meeting (your NEC members are a very diverse bunch) but I have tried to capture its essence…
Tue 25th Aug 2015
  Note from RSPCA and Bucks County Council The RSPCA is warning Buckinghamshire dog walkers to keep dogs on a lead after a sheep was so badly injured in an attack it had to be put to sleep. It's after one farmer had two dog attacks in two days - the fatal injuries happened just over a week ago near…
  Folks, I recently attended the National LDWA AGM at Harrogate.  As some of you may be aware, Steph Carter had volunteered to take on the mammoth task of Membership Secretary from Claire Duncan .  As he explains in his presentation attached, currently he is spending ~ 20 hours a week…
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 LDWA…
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
Wed 13th Feb 2013
Folks, I hope all your LDWA walking is memorable and you have a great time. However, should you be unfortunate and have an accident or witness an accident while out on a social / challenge walk, our National committee most strongly recommends that you fill in an accident report form.  Although this…