Restormel group has been in existence for over fifty years and currently has 111 members.  Like all groups run by volunteers it has had its ups and down.  As the 2021 AGM approaches it is in a down.   Peter Holloway, the current chair, will be retiring due mainly to ill-health but also, like other committee members, has been rather overwhelmed by the many changes that have occurred over the last couple of years. 

Everything is now web based and on-line, though there are many many advantages, time saving and efficiency, not everyone enjoys it.  But then not many enjoyed the paper pushing old days, would we want to go back to that?   There is actually less administration for each group to do now but some things still have to be done like having an AGM. 

The AGM starts at 2.00 in the Polgooth Inn after a short walk and lunch.  Or just come along for the meeting, or the walk, or the lunch. 

AGENDA    Saturday 27th November 2021 

     Welcome by the Chairman 

     Apologies for Absence 

     Minutes of last year’s AGM and any matters arising. 

     Brief Reports from group Officers 

     Election of Officers.  Peter Holloway will be standing down so a Chair is the first officer to be elected, according to the Constitution there has to be two other officers ideally a Secretary and a Treasurer.  Cornwall Area officers are available to help, for instance the Area Treasurer could act as the group treasurer and the Area Membership Secretary can contact new members and sends the Newsletter to everyone.  By email of course.  Because everything is online and web based there is lots of assistance available to a new committee.  But there does have to be a committee to be an official group.  So to help the group continue at all and get over this down period please assist it even if just for a limited period. 

     Any Other Business 

     Date of Next AGM 

For any queries please phone Mary Livesey on 01726 815239 

Finally I would like to thank Phil Howson who is resigning the post of our Area Planning Expert. He has responded in an extensive way to many planning inquiries that came his way, both locally and over the whole Cornwall area. There are others stepping down, too, and I wish to thank them all for the help they have given to Restormel Ramblers


I’m sad to say that I was out of commission when Kitty Chanter Menendez passed away in December 2020. She was a public-spirited member of the Lostwithiel community and was an enthusiastic walker both with RR and the Caradon group. Her husband Tremar asked me to pass on this news a little while ago. If you are interested, you could listen to what Kitty has to say about her past life on


Many thanks to you all, 

Peter Holloway, the retiring RR Chairman