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Walks update

Easing of the lockdown regulations now seems to permit (i) travel to exercise and (ii) exercise with a person outside your immediate household. As always, members have to decide what level of risk they are willing to take but this may be an opportunity to go out and reccie some walks for when we are able to restart walks.

2020 programme

By this weekend we will have missed 8 walks due to the Coronavirus emergency and it is very unlikely that the walks programmed between now and August will take place. At the moment we don’t know when we will be able to recommence Sunday walks but these are the walks scheduled for the rest of the year, from August onwards:

2 Aug Longford and Sale Water Parks Andrew J
9 Aug Millers Dale David & Steve
16 Aug Hilbre Island  Brian M
23 Aug Capesthorn Hall  Colin & Cliff
30 Aug Manchester Pride weekend (no walk) Pride cancelled
6 Sep Irlam Station Circular Patrick P
20 Sep Dovestone Reservoir Geraint W
4 Oct Macclesfield Canal and Middlewood Way Alan O
18 Oct Tandle Hill  Patrick P
1 Nov Pendle  Dave H
15 Nov Tatton Park  David & Steve
29 Nov Whitegate Way  Cliff & Colin
13 Dec Xmas Meal: Cosy Club Manchester To be confirmed

Weekend away 2020

As you know this year’s weekend away at Hexham has unfortunately had to be cancelled – there have been a few ideas floating around about a weekend break in the spring next year so that we’re not waiting until next June / July for our weekend get-together.  Any ideas or suggestions very welcome – please get in touch!

Email problems

Unfortunately, due to problems with the email system any mail sent to general@outonsunday.co.uk (including messages directly from the website) between mid December 2019 and the end of March 2020 didn’t get through to Out on Sunday. If you sent any e-mail during this time and haven’t had a reply this is the reason – please resend if necessary, email is now fully functional again.

WhatsApp group

An Out on Sunday WhatsApp group was set a couple of months ago to enable members to keep in touch and support each other during these very strange and unprecedented days. If you emailed to ask to join back in March it’s possible that the email didn’t get through (see above). More details available here https://www.outonsunday.co.uk/index.php/notice-board/192-out-on-sunday-whatsapp-group

Messages from Carl Austin-Behan

Carl is the LGBT advisor to the Mayor of Greater Manchester and has passed on the following information to Out on Sunday:

This evening (22nd May) at 7.55pm there will be a special tribute to mark the 3rd Anniversary of the Manchester Arena Attack  www.unitedwestream.co.uk

To Read the weekly newsletter from Canal St Manchester   https://www.canal-st.co.uk/canal-st-online-newsletter

The LGBT Foundation has temporarily shifted to become a remote service delivery charity due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This means that all their face-to-face services will be suspended until further notice. Here you can find the details of what their remote delivery offer to LGBT communities will be during this time. Please check this page regularly for further updates, as they we add more details of their services and how they will continue to support you during this time. http://lgbt.foundation/coronavirus/remote-services

Out on Sunday will be back as soon as we possibly can.
Meantime, take care of yourselves, keep safe and stay healthy.