About SYNED:

 
The South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire Area Ramblers covers the respective geographical areas and all the local groups within these areas. The Area is a joint representation of all of these Groups together with Affliliated Groups and Organisations.

Every Ramblers Group belongs to an Area. In total there are 57 Areas across England, Scotland and Wales. In England, the Areas correspond broadly to county boundaries. In Wales and Scotland, some Areas can cover larger territories.

Each Area is responsible for its Groups. Below is a list of some of the responsibilities that Areas holds over their Groups:

  • approves the constitutions of its Groups
  • authorises the establishment of a new Group
  • recommend the closure of an existing Group
  • co-ordinates the funds available to Groups
  • makes decisions in any disputed interpretations of Ramblers policy

The Area is a representation of all the local Groups together. This relationship demands a certain accountability of groups to their Area. Some Areas like to encourage closer contacts, for instance, by encouraging Groups to copy the minutes of their meetings to an Area contact. Groups should keep their Areas informed of their activities. Areas require a short report of activities and financial accounts from each Group each year.

A Ramblers Area is governed by an Area Council. This body is made up predominantly of representatives from each Group. In some larger Areas, where the Council is particularly large, the Area Council will elect a smaller committee to run the Area. This is usually called the Area Executive Committee. The structure is such, therefore, that the management of the Area is in the hands of the constituent Groups. Every year the Area is required to hold an AGM open to all members. It is here that the committee members are elected and an account is given of the Area activities that year.
 

SYNED MEETINGS 2017  - Start at 7.30pm  (Acrow Meetings are 6.30 - 7.30)

DATES:

  • 6th February
  • 5th June
  • 4th September
  • 20th November.

Meetings for 2018 - There is a slight change to the normal pattern of dates in order to give more equal distribution throughout the year:  26th February, 4th June, 20th August and 26th November


AGM 2018 - 28th January - The Sheffield 40's Group will host the event at Bradfield Parish Hall (details on Home page)