The committee are looking for someone to take over the compilation of the summer and winter walk schedules. This role does not require you to join the MFCG committee although we are always looking for proactive members to help with the running of the group. If you are interested, please contact the membership secretary (details at the top of the page).
After many years of magnificent service our current Membership Secretary is stepping down from her role for a well deserved rest. The MFCG committee would like to hear from any member who would be interested in taking over this important position which involves the administration and control of club membership matters. For more information please contact the MFCG secretary (contact details at the top of this page)
Sadly the final talk of the winter programme due to take place on Wednesday 3rd February has had to be cancelled. On a happier note the programme will return next winter and will hopefully include those talks which were unable to take place this winter.
The MFCG committee has agreed that our walking programme can resume in full from Saturday 6th February. Leaders will be asked to record all participants in the unlikely event that a track and trace is required. This information will only be required for three weeks and we ask for your compliance with this. Walkers will be most most welcome to wear face coverings if they so wish and socially distancing is also perfectly acceptable.
Despite our best efforts of safety, being careful and looking out for each other, unfortunately on rare occasion, accidents and incidents do happen, when we are all out walking. In an emergency, a very quick dynamic assessment will deduce if we need to call the emergency services, here on the island that will connect us to the emergency joint control room and one of the vital initial pieces of information they require is ‘ What’s your location?’ A number questions now confront us and the quicker we reply with this information, the quicker the correct emergency services can be dispatched.Postcodes, road names, house numbers and a gird reference are all valid options, especially the latter, if the incident is in a remote location but new options of digital applications are now available and are used here on the island by our first response emergency teams. What3Words (been heavy publicised recently) is a downloadable