MONDAY, 10th FEBRUARY 2020 AT 7:30 pm

At St. Leonard’s Centre, Rectory Road, Oakley.

Dear Member,

It is not long now to the AGM which, as last year, is being held at the St. Leonard’s Centre.  I would urge you to try to attend as it is your opportunity to put forward your views on any matters connected to Oakley Ramblers Club and to influence the decisions made by the committee during the next year. It is also a pleasant social occasion and once the ‘business’ part of the evening is over members can enjoy the chance to catch up with fellow ramblers they may not have seen for a while over a glass of wine and some delicious light refreshments.

As I have already informed you, Jonathan will be retiring from the committee and his role as Chairman having served since February 2014.  Sandra will also be retiring from her role as walks diary and social secretary having also served since February 2014. The remaining members of the committee have indicated that they are willing to stand for re-election.  If you would like to volunteer, or know of another member who you think could be a likely candidate to act as chairman, please complete the attached nomination form and return it to Chris Williams at 64a, Oakley Lane or by email to  Please make sure that the person you nominate is happy to take up the post before returning the form.  If however you would like to find out more before completing the form you are welcome to talk to any of the committee.

May I also take this opportunity to remind you that subscriptions for 2020 are now due.  This remains at £5 per person for this year.  I would encourage you to pay this by direct transfer into the club account

Sort code:  09-01-55 Account No:59292082      marked with the reference “Subs” and with your name

Please inform Carolyn by email  at that you have done so.

Carolyn would greatly appreciate it if you are able to pay by bank transfer as this is much easier for her but if you are not able to do this then you may also pay by cash to Carolyn at the AGM.

Thank you to those members who have already paid their subs!

I hope to see you at the St. Leonard’s Centre on the 10th February.


With best wishes,

Chris Williams

Links to “Word” versions of the documents:-

Invitation – 2020 AGM Invite

Agenda – AGM 2020 Agenda

2019 Minutes – AGM 2019 Minutes

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Post Nominee
Secretary: Chris Williams
Treasurer: Carolyn Currie
Committee member(s): Karen Mackrill, Pauline Shead, Veronica Steele, Roy Yeoman



Proposed by MEMBER’S NAME:

(We will ask for seconders at the AGM)

I confirm that the person(s) named above is(are) willing to take up the post for which they have been nominated





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Stop Press – Walk Scheduled for 12th January is Cancelled

Unfortunately as we didn’t get any response to the email requesting leaders for the walk scheduled on 12th January it will no longer take place.

However the good news is that we do have leaders for the next three walks as follows:-

Saturday 15th Feb   Chris & Steve
Wednesday 18th Mar   Chris Williams (01256 781825)
Saturday 28th Mar   Karen (01256 780446)

Hyperlink to Walks diary in Word doc format – Walks Diary Nov 2019 – Mar 2020 (Issue date 7/1/20)

Note: The new diary from April 2020 to March 2021 will be available at the AGM on Monday 10th February and we will be looking for volunteer leaders to come forward to fill in all the dates.  – (Further details of AGM to follow)



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Information regarding Recycling Centres

Not sure if everyone is aware that HCC is bringing in an Automatic Number plate recognition system for the use of its recycling centres. (eg Wade Road).

As this hasn’t been very well publicised, we felt it worth circulating to our members. (Apologies if you already know this but better twice than not at all…)

Below is an extract from the HCC website – Automatic Number plate recognition system

How the vehicle registration system works

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras will check the registration of vehicles entering the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) against the number plates that have been registered with the Hampshire database.

Hampshire residents, including Southampton and Portsmouth, who have pre-registered up to 3 cars or 4x4s will be able to freely enter the sites without any delays or further checks being required.

Vehicles that are not on the system will be flagged to HWRC site staff who can then approach the customer and discuss the situation.

The online registration system is now available, please see the vehicle registration homepage to complete the web form.

Once you have registered you can visit the HWRC straight away. The system is online so you will not receive or require a paper permit to visit the HWRC in a car or 4×4.

You can register up to three vehicles per address.

You only need to register once. It should take a maximum of two minutes.

You will need to provide the following:

  • name
  • address
  • phone number
  • email address
  • vehicle registrations

You will not need proof of residence.

Our ANPR system is not connected to the DVLA. If your vehicle is registered at another address with the DVLA you can still register your vehicle with Hampshire’s system to visit the HWRCs.

For residents without internet access, please call 0300 555 1389 to register.


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New Chairman required

Dear Ramblers,

Just when you thought we were done with elections for the next five years I bring you news of the need for another election next February!  Our AGM will be held on Monday 10th February 2020 when Jonathan will be retiring as Chairman.

I will of course be issuing further details and an invitation to the AGM in January but I just wanted to make you aware of this vacancy on the committee so that you have time to consider putting yourself forward or nominating someone to this position.  Your committee really would appreciate your support in this matter.  If you would like to know more about what is involved in becoming Chairman then please do get in touch with myself or any member of the committee who will be delighted to hear from you.

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year filled with lots of fabulous rambles!

Chris Williams

Chairman letter Dec 2019

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Leader Still required for January Walk

Following the previous request for walk leaders (see attached Walks Diary – Nov 2019 to Mar 2020 ) the February and March walks now have leaders (thanks to Steve & Chris and Chris W). However we still need a leader for January 12th Walk.  

Please can you email Sandra on if you can lead this walk. However if no one comes forward it will be cancelled which will be a shame.


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Walks Diary – Nov 2019 to Mar 2020

Please find attached the walks diary for Nov 2019 to March 2020. Walks Diary Nov 19 – Mar 2020

As you can see, apart from the Christmas walk, the next three scheduled walks for Jan, Feb & March still  require leaders.

Pleases can you email Sandra ( if you are able to lead one of these. Unfortunately if no-one comes forward the walks will have to be cancelled.

Day Date Time Leaders
FRIDAY 29th Nov XMAS MEAL OUT – The White Hart Overton
Friday 27th Dec XMAS WALK – to The Queen at Dummer
Sunday 12th Jan Leader Required
Monday 10th Feb   AGM – St Leonard’s Centre for 7.30pm
Saturday 15th Feb Leader Required
Wednesday 18th Mar Leader Required
Saturday 28th Mar   Karen (01256 780446)
Mon/Tues 26th & 27th April   Avon Valley Path – Jonathan to lead

(tel: 01256 781649)

 Saturday/Sunday walks: between 5–7 miles.  Meeting at 9.50hrs leaving at 10.00hrs. 

Wednesday/Friday walks: between 3–4 miles meeting at 10.20hrs leaving at 10.30hrs or Afternoon walks meeting at 13.50hrs leaving at 14.00hrs.  Any evening walks will meet at 18.40hrs leaving at 18.45hrs.

All walks depart from the school lay-by in Oakley Lane unless notified otherwise.  If you require any further information please contact the Walk Leader.



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