About General Council

General Council 

Our annual general meeting is known as General Council. The Board of Trustees is joined by delegates elected by the Ramblers areas throughout Great Britain and by the national organisations who are affiliated to us.

Whilst our groups and individual members are not directly represented at General Council, they can influence the policy of the Ramblers via their area representatives.

General Council elects the Board of Trustees, who run the organisation on behalf of members. Council holds the Trustees to account, approves the Annual Report and Accounts and provides guidance on policy. It also approves changes to our constitution.

General Council 2016

General Council took place on Saturday 2 and 3 April 2016 at the University of York.

Information and papers were sent directly to Area Chairs and Secretaries for distribution and directly to Council Members.

You can read a report on General Council 2016 here.

Members Day

Another event, Members Day, open to all Ramblers members, took place on Saturday 2 April at the University of York. General Council delegates and visitors attended. 

The event gave our members the opportunity to learn more about our organisation, our vision, what we do and the impact that we make. We created a deeper engagement with our members and also helped them to make the most of their membership.