Committee meeting synopsis

Meeting date: 6 March, 2017

Our meeting was much occupied with plans to reprint and extend the pack of walks guides, of which some 3000 were originally produced two years ago, and all but a handful have now found new owners. With two new walks already available and three more imminent there was some discussion about whether the walks might be better put into a booklet; further quotations will be obtained. Whichever format is chosen it is a costly exercise, as we intend to continue to make the packs available without charge. After the meeting, we learned that we had been granted some money for this by Dereham Town Council, which takes us part way to our target of £2000. We are still exploring further sources of funding.

In the meantime, we have been spending what little money we have, this time on insurance. Until now, our walks had been led by the Town Council's Footpath Warden, who was insured by them to do so. We have felt it more appropriate to have our own public liability insurance, which then covers all of us who lead the walks, and this is now in place.

Most of the rest of our time together was spent in finalising plans for our two Easter events, both which you can read about on the events page - the Simnel Cake walk on Saturday 15 April and the 'Walk in Wonderland' event for children and their families on Easter Monday 17 April.

Keeping a wider perspective, we are planning an exchange walk with colleagues at Cromer Walkers are Welcome in May, when we will get a breath of sea air, and swap thoughts and ideas about how to promote walking in our respective areas. We are hoping that representatives from Aylsham and Swaffham, other areas developing their Walkers are Welcome activities, will also be able to join us.