Sunday, 5 April 2020

Abbreviated Newsletter

April 2020
Welcome to our April newsletter,
Let me start with saying I hope you are well. and If you are self-isolating, I hope all goes well and you don't go stir crazy.
It is unprecedented times and we need to be very careful. As you are no doubt aware, with the current Covid-19 regulations, all meetings have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. We are following guidelines from the government and RSPB, so please stay safe and stay at home.
Please check with the RSPB website to keep updated on the RSPB, and our local group policy, regarding this situation. Please keep in touch, via Facebook, email, or website - we'd love to hear from you.
The RSPB has stopped all volunteering and has closed its visitor centres, including Saltholme. Please stay at home.

In order to help our committee members to stay safe, we have taken the decision not to print the usual newsletter using an external printing company. This news sheet is reduced to one sheet purely to make sure you get the correct information. We are hoping that, come September, we will be free to roam among the countryside again, and we can resume our indoor meetings and Sunday walks. Fingers crossed. We will issue any important news when we can. It would be most helpful if you use email to receive your newsletter, rather than hard copy. Oh, and check that your inbox is set to receive our emails, and they don't go straight to spam.

Meanwhile our committee members are continuing to do what is necessary to maintain the group and our future events. We welcome Stan to the committee, who will replace Peter as Treasurer. Hoping to see you all as soon as is possible, please take care and stay safe, Ed.

Cleveland Local Group Website:
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Note; Now you can find us on Facebook at Cleveland RSPB local group or

Cleveland Local RSPB Group: Committee Posts
Stan Brown: Treasurer /Peter Chadwick: Treasurer, Margaret Kirby: Secretary
Other people who help organise group activities
Mrs Vana Chadwick, Mrs Elaine Cooke, Mr Garry Hird, Mrs Joan Hornby, Mr Steve Hunter, Mr Keith Robson, Mrs Jenny Wright

The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home.
Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We also play a leading role in a worldwide partnership of nature conservations organisations.

The RSPB is a registered charity: England and Wales no. 207076, Scotland no. SC037654