19th July 2021


Details of our AGM


Once again it's that time of year where we gather for our AGM. To be honest due to the pandemic and the restrictions around it we haven't been able to have our AGM since 2019 so this is a good chance to gather together and have your say about the group and how it is and could be run.


The meeting will take place on Sunday 8th August at our new meeting venue, the Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow Road Sheffield. It will take place after our committee meeting at 11am.


All observers, members and associates are most welcome to attend. We always need people to help come and run the group and perhaps bring in new ideas and new perspectives so come along and talk to us


Regards and safe driving.




20th June 2021


A message from our Chairman




You may be aware that Davy United Sports and Social Club have been taken over and are undergoing refurbishment.  At the present time they are not able to accommodate our group.


On 29/5/21  we were offered premises on an industrial estate but there were a number of negative issues which required resolving and on 15/6/21 the owner (Kabier Aslam) advised he required confirmation plus a deposit from us by 18/6/21 as other people were interested in hiring the premises.  This did not allow us sufficient time and so our interest was withdrawn.


Fortunately we have a fall back and are able to utilise facilities at the Norfolk Arms Hotel, 2 Ringinglow Road, Ringinglow, Sheffield S11 7TS for both our driver guidance days and Committee Meetings.   There is an added attraction in that in the event the covid regulations are not relaxed further, the hotel has a large open air marquee which will be available to us if necessary.


Our Sunday driver days will remain unchanged being the last Sunday of the month, except December and one week early where a bank holiday is involved.   The dates are:- 25 July, 22 August ( weekend), 26 September,

31 October and 28 November starting at 9.30 am sharp.


Evening Committee meetings may disrupt the hotel business and so these will be held on the second Sunday of the month.   The dates are:- 8 August,

12 September, 10 October, 14 November and 12 December starting at the slightly later time of 10.00 am.  These arrangements were confirmed with the Norfolk Arms on 19/6/21.


Our Annual General Meeting will follow the Committee Meeting on

8 August, which has been advertised in accordance with our rules, and a good attendance will be most welcome.


All meetings must be finished and the premises vacated by noon.


Will Observers please advise their Associates of these changes and I will contact the new Associates on the waiting list.


Best wishes,


Alan Edey,



19 June 2021.




This is great news. An excellent location particularly suitable for drives into the Peak District!. I'm already dragging out my old roadmaps to start planning some interesting observer routes!


Regards and safe driving