Volunteer news archive

Improving how we support your work as a volunteer

27 April 2015

The Ramblers wants to give volunteers all the support you need to carry out your work. To help with this we are making some changes to how we handle and answer your queries.

Use your local webpage to help get more people walking with your group

17 March 2015

Six months after launching area and group local webpages as part of the Ramblers main website, we wanted to give you an update on how they’re being used.

New membership rates

16 March 2015

To help support the growth of the organisation and carry on with our charitable work benefiting Ramblers members and walkers in Britain, we’ll be increasing our membership rates on 1 May 2015.

Governance proposals: consultation statement

10 March 2015

The Board of Trustees has made several decisions on the proposals for a new governance structure. They believe it’s essential to attract new members and volunteers whilst retaining and encouraging existing ones. The trustees therefore agreed an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, approach to the changes. They would like to take matters forward by consulting on how the changes would be implemented.

Deregulation Bill - soon to be an Act but much still to be done

03 March 2015

The rights of way clauses in this Bill make important changes to the procedures used to add paths to the definitive map, the legal record of public rights of way.

Announcement from the board of trustees

20 February 2015

The proposals for a new vision and ten-year strategic framework, together with proposals from the governance working group on improving the way we operate, were discussed at the January 2015 Board of Trustees meeting. The trustees wanted to give members an update on some of the things they discussed and agreed.

Would you like to help run the Ramblers?

12 February 2015

Do you know someone who has the skills and experience to become a Ramblers trustee? A reminder that nominations are due at midnight on 14 February 2015.

Holding statement from the Board of Trustees

05 February 2015

The Board of Trustees met on 30-31 January to discuss the proposals from the governance working group and the proposals for a new vision. Here is a short holding statement from the chair of the Board, on behalf of the trustees.

An update from the governance working group

29 January 2015

In 2013, General Council asked the Board of Trustees to undertake a review of the way we operate and govern ourselves. The Board asked a group of experienced volunteers to come up with a set of ideas. We then asked members and volunteers to comment on these ideas, which we received with thanks. Here is an update from the governance working group on what's happening next.

The Big Pathwatch

15 January 2015

The Big Pathwatch is coming! This summer the Ramblers is launching an ambitious new project, to coincide with our 80th year.

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