SYNED AGM 2019 will be hosted by Barnsley and Penistone Group on 26th January at West Bretton Village Hall, Bretton Lane Wakefield WF4 4LB

SYNED AGM 2018 

Rotherham Metro Ramblers were the hosts for the 2018 AGM

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OUR GUEST SPEAKERS AT THE AGM 
 John Horscroft   Ride Sheffield 
 Philip Kerry        Ramblers Trustee
 Susie Corfield    Volunteering manager for
                            Delivery and Development
                            Team


 Roland Smith
Our retiring President and
author, spoke about the unexpected success of Clarion Call - the story of Sheffield's Access Pioneers. A book in which he had been very much involved. Roland explained how brave those that had participated in the fight for the rights of access in the Peak District at that time were, and how much we have to thank them for.
              

“For me, the highlight of the past year was the publication by the Area in April of Clarion Call: Sheffield’s Access Pioneers. Celebrating GHB Ward and Sheffield’s pivotal place in the fight for access to the Peak District moors and surrounding countryside, the book has been an outstanding success.....  Our President's speech


FULL (draft) MINUTES OF 2018 AGM
                            

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE WALK (led by Rotherham Ramblers) WHICH PROCEEDED THE MEETING

      

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SYNED AGM 2017

In 2017 the AGM was organised by Sheffield Ramblers 40s Walking Group.

ITEMS DISCUSSED:

  • Don't Lose Your Way

Robert Peel, a Ramblers Trustee, was one of the guest speakers.  His explained ‘The Lost Ways Project’ Why we need to ensure that we do not lose our Public Rights of Way in 2026, because any RoW not on the definitive map at that time will be lost as stated in the Countryside and Rights of Way Act (2000).

Some authorities publish their Definitive Map online, but others do not.  Also there are discrepancies between the definitive maps 1:2500 and the 1:50000 OS maps.

A useful source of information is The National Library of Scotland website (www.nls.uk).

SYNED has funds for Lost Ways expenses and is considering financing a researcher to work in the National Archives and Kew.

It was hoped that legislation would be passed to recognise that paths in use in 2026 (generally white lanes) would not need to be claimed.

(For the full notes on Roberts presentation see the 2017 SYNED AGM minutes)

Most of the Ramblers groups in our Area are organizing members to become involved in the campaign.  

(See the Ramblers Go Walking section for more details about definitive maps and rights of way law.)

  • The South East Walker

The South-East Walker. This is A3, 26 page newsletter which covers nine Areas in the south-east, and is distributed quarterly (free) with Walk magazine. Most Areas in the south-east subscribe to it.

Almost 23,000 copies are printed per quarter at a cost of £2,811 for all nine Areas, so the cost is around 50p per address per year or 12.5p per copy.

Both Groups and the Area submit material to an editor to include in the newsletter, and since its creation and distribution, membership in Kent has begun to rise slightly. It is to be discussed whether this area may consider launching a similar scheme.

  • Pathwatch

Despite its flaws, the project had facilitated lots of publicity. However, problems noted were that the process didn’t fit in with reporting to RoW Departments, and questions were raised about what local authorities thought of the project.

(For the full notes on Roberts presentation see the 2017 SYNED AGM minutes)


The President’s Address 2017 - Roly Smith


PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE WALK WHICH PROCEEDED THE MEETING