A new scheme to extend volunteer working in the Powys countryside has been developed by Powys County council and three other organisations.
Powys County Council’s Countryside Services Team has been working with representatives from the Ramblers Association, the British Horse Society and Treadlightly! to extend the Countryside Volunteers scheme by recruiting volunteer team leaders.
The Countryside Volunteers have been successfully opening up public rights of way and building bridges in the Powys countryside for more than a decade.
Now the council’s Countryside Services Team is looking to recruit volunteer team leaders in order to expand the current levels of volunteer engagement and enable more people to carry out vital work on the county’s public rights of way network. The deadline for applications is Friday 1 May, 2015.
This years Powys Area AGM is to be held on Sunday 30th November at the Offa’s Dyke Centre, Knighton. Members will receive agenda and other information in the next few weeks. Agenda below. Last years minutes can be downloaded here
POWYS AREA 2014 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
SUNDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2014
Offa’s Dyke Centre, West Street, Knighton LD7 1EN
The AGM will be held in the morning, followed by a buffet lunch at the Offa’s Dyke Centre and then a walk organised by East Radnor Group.
11.30 AGM, followed by a brief Area Council meeting
1.00 Buffet lunch (individual payment at the time)
2.00 Walk of about 2-3 miles
- Chairman’s introduction and welcome
- Apologies for absence (email or phone the Area Secretary)
- Minutes of the 2013 AGM (available on the day and on www.powysramblers.org.uk)’
- Matters arising from the minutes
- Annual reports by the Chairman, Treasurer, Footpath Secretary and Rail Rambles
- Address by Arry Beresford-Webb, Development Manager, Ramblers Cymru
- Motions (either submitted to the Area Secretary beforehand or proposed at the meeting)
- Election of Honorary Officers, Representatives and Auditor (see nomination form overleaf)
- Reports from Powys Ramblers groups
Any other business
Delegates from all over Wales enjoyed a successful Ramblers Cymru Welsh Council at Newtown over the weekend and I received many positive comments about the contribution made by Powys Area:
Emlyn, Shirley, Geoff and Esta carried out their welcoming and registration tasks with great friendliness and efficiency;
In her welcome to Newtown, Rina Clarke, the Mayor, showed her support for our aims and her commitment to rights of way and walking tourism in her local area.
The walk led by Geoff and Esta on Sunday morning proved popular and was much appreciated;
Derek undertook microphone duties and was on hand as a scrutiniser/teller during the voting on motions.
The motions relating to Definitive Maps, proposed by Harry and seconded by Alan were unanimously approved;
John Jones, our new President, joined us on Saturday and left me with some thoughts about Ramblers joining him on a high profile walk to Shrewsbury Folk Festival this summer. Watch this space!
We heard that Tony Drake, architect of the Cambrian Way, had left £60,000 to help sustain and develop the Way and Powys has been invited to help Ramblers Cymru decide how this should be used.
The new 2014 Welshpool Ramblers programme is available to download. For more information on Welshpool Ramblers click here.