Committee meeting synopsis
Meeting date: 19 March, 2018
With memories of snow now fading, our thoughts could turn to longer days and
warmer walks. Planning for our Easter events A Potter round The Neatherd
(PDF flyer, opens in new
window) and MNR Yaxham walk
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making final arrangements. All that remains is to hope for good weather, see
the Event History
section for reports after the
Like other organisations, we are aware of the implementation of the General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR for short), which update the UK’s data protection
legislation in May. We are working on ensuring (as we already do) that we deal
correctly and responsibly with personal information from our supporters and
contacts. We will publish our policy soon, but in the meantime assure everyone
on our mailing list that we keep their information secure, never pass it on or
make it known to others without explicit permission to do so, and will remove it
As planned, we had a presence at the MNR Model Railway Exhibition, as we had
kindly been offered the opportunity to keep the proceeds of their 50/50 raffle.
In spite of being the only non railway stall there (apart from the food and
drink), we did get quite a bit of support, with 8 people joining our emailing
list - and £75 for our funds.
We have been considering how to increase our local involvement and publicity. We
are still adding to the list of businesses around the town that have taken our
‘Dereham Walkers are Welcome’ logos, and plan to purchase more of them for the
We have been pleased to support the developing About Dereham group (formerly
meeting as Dereham Community and Voluntary Groups) and to have featured in the
leaflet distributed, with the Dereham Memorial Hall programme, to 15,000
addresses in and around the town.
In an ‘extra to series’ venture, we are working on a town walk on 29 July. All
is still open to confirmation, but the plan is for a walk round places of
interest in the town, ending (as usual) with refreshments. The distance won’t be
great, of course, with lots of stops to look and talk.
We have been pleased that many of the parishes around Dereham, which our new
walks traverse, have agreed to take a stock of our walks, and to put links on
their websites to ours. It all serves to get Dereham on everyone’s map.
One final item also gave us great pleasure. We have had feedback on our
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our work over 2017. Thanks to all of our supporters for their contributions to