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CAR SHARE WHATSAPP GROUP

There are a number of advantages of Car Sharing These include reducing carbon footprint, saving cost, easing parking congestion at the start of walks and enabling people who didn't want to drive long distances, or don't have a car, to take part in walks they otherwise wouldn't.

In order to share information as to offers or requests to car share a WhatsApp group has been set up specifically for White Cliff Ramblers members for those wanting to access such information.

If you would like to join the group please make sure you have the WhatsApp application on your smart phone (this can be downloaded from the Google Play store or Apple App store) and send your mobile number to John Pye at johnrpye@icloud.com or message on 07414 863194 (together with advising if you require just the initial of your surname displayed in the group).

WhatsApp is end to end encrypted so only those members of the group can see any messages. It only requires a mobile telephone number for a smart phone. People in this Whasapp group will only see the mobile number of people in the Whatsapp group, unless they have the mobile number AND name of the person in ther Contact list on their phone. Consequently, when you are offering or requesting a car share, please include your name in the message.

The WhatsApp group operates as follows:

A member of the group offering a car share posts a message: "I am planning to drive from (??? place ???) to the walk on (??/??/???? date) at (?? walk start location ??). If anyone would like to car share for the journey to/from the walk please contact me on (??? Phone number ???)".

A member of the group requesting a car share to/from a walk posts a message: "I would like to join the walk on (??/??/???? date) from (?? walk start location???). I live in (??? place ???) If anyone is near or passing and would be willing to car share please contact me on (??? Phone number ????)"

Further arrangements relating to the Car Share are then made outside of the WhatsApp group either by a telephone conversation, text message or personal WhatsApp message.

It is suggested that an appropriate pick up/drop off point that is easy to find and where the driver can safely pull in is agreed; it is not expected that the driver will necessarily pick up from an individual's house.

If you would like to join the group please make sure you have the WhatsApp application on your smart phone (this can be downloaded from the Google Play store or Apple App store) and send your mobile number to John Pye at johnrpye@icloud.com or message on 07414 863194 (together with advising if you require just the initial of your surname displayed in the group).

John Pye

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