Email Archive

Another of the occasional extra Wednesday walks is on 18th December; see here
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 Oct 2019
On some of the Wednesdays when Thames Valley LDWA do not have a scheduled walk Chris Lloyd and Gerry Garland have kindly offered to lead walks whose main features are: a relaxed pace, putting the world to rights, and possibly stopping to talk to those they encounter on the way. These walks will not…
Note forwarded from Ron Doole:   The Thames Valley group have volunteered to mann Check Point 1 on the Sir Fynwy 100 in Monmouthshire next year. Currently it is expected that the CP will be open from 12.30 to 18.00 on Saturday 23rd May (Bank holiday weekend) so we would expect to arrive there…
Note from Chairman, John Esslemont: Response to the earlier appeal for help, should the Group decide to take over the organisation of the Chiltern Marathon, has been very limited. We cannot take this on unless we can identify, at the least, somebody willing to take the leading role of co-ordinator.…
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…
Dear Members, Firstly a note from our newly appointed Chairman, John Esslemont: Those of you who attended the AGM will be aware that I volunteered for the role of Chair with a degree of reluctance, mainly to avoid the constitutional problems that would have arisen if the meeting had failed to elect…
  Each year all Group secretaries are invited to attend a National LDWA sponsored weekend, led by Julie Cribb, the Local Groups secretary. The minutes of the meeting held last November have now been issued and if you would like to see the content of the discussions, please go to the Thames Valley…
Dear Members, Re: Data Protection Earlier this year the National LDWA instituted a new data protection policy with a user guide and briefing notes for officers (See National Website). Subsequently, there is now a mandatory requirement for ALL groups to have a Data Protection Officer on the…
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