We are hoping that the current restrictions are eased as the guidelines say. We are planning another large event – not to raise funds but just to be out there, walking, with friends and neighbours. Put the 25th April in your diary, it is a Sunday and we have requested good weather (Less of the April showers and More of the May flowers). The walk will be a merger of the two walks we have done before and one that many Mere walkers know. We will start, between 10:30 and 11:30, at Manor Road (opposite Denes Avenue) and go up and around the Great Bottom. To keep within the rules we will have walkers (in groups of no more than 6) setting off a few minutes apart. We haven’t organised the generous donors as before to give everyone a goody bag but there will be BADGES! These are our special 2021 recycled badges complete with John Jordan’s drawing of a coronavirus – something to show the grandchildren when they ask “What did you do when the lockdown ended?”.
We have asked Karen, the new landlady at The Butt of Sherry, if she is able to provide tables for walkers after their walk and she will – this will have to be booked in advance through our booking form page.
In all seriousness, this has been a challenging time for so many of us and while it may go on for for some more, we are hoping that a community outing in the fresh air with beautiful views will do us all some good.