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Saturday, 21 March 2020

COVID-19 update

These are trying times, with some of us isolated for weeks at a time and others practising "social distancing". All group activities are now frowned upon, so I am cancelling our monthly litter picks until further notice. It is the initial gathering of volunteers that is the problem, not the actual litter picking, which can easily be a solo endeavour.

If anyone who is not "locked down" would like to get out for some fresh air and fancies doing a litter pick at the same time, I am happy to let you borrow some pickers and hi viz vests and can provide plastic bags. Just contact me (01606 74587) and I can leave them in our front porch for you to collect. No need for any human contact. You can return them to the porch when you have finished. I'm afraid you will have to dispose of the collected rubbish yourself, either in the litter bins around the village or in your black wheelie bins.

Other solo activities that you can do to help keep our village looking smart include sweeping the pavements and gutters in front of our properties. After months of wind and rain they certainly need doing. And think of the exercise.

So, keep your distance and stay safe. Hopefully things will get back to normal before too long.

Geoff Wilde


Monday, 16 March 2020

Circular Walks Programme 2020



Regretfully, as a precautionary measure against the spread of the Coronavirus,  the first 3 walks [March, April, May] on the programme are cancelled. 

Hopefully, the programme can start again with the 3 June walk 'About Manley' - a 6 mile circular off the Sandstone Trail. 

In the meantime, stay safe! 

John [Swaffield] 07764 212000

Lichfield trip postponed

Because of the restrictions in place regarding the Corona virus pandemic, we have had to postpone our trip to Lichfield which should have taken place in May. Many of the people who go on our trips fall into the 0ver-70s age group and it is not worth taking risks with their health.

We are hoping that the trip can go ahead at a future date but at this moment we cannot be certain when that future date will be. As soon as we know we will announce it.

We are sorry to disappoint everyone, but we really had no choice.

Watch this space.