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A big, warm welcome from Sutton & Lichfield Friends.

Whether you are looking to enjoy a new aspect to your social life, widening your existing social circle, or maybe meeting new friends, then we are definitely for you. We offer a wide range of events where, rest assured, you will be with like minded people. If you are maybe a little hesitant, then just hold onto the thought that we were all new to this once!

Our group encompasses people from all walks of life, regardless of any individual's background or circumstances and we are always ready to welcome new members to come and participate in any of the events we offer.

As with other Meetup groups, we do have a few guidelines outlining what we expect from our members.

  • A full face photograph is required in order for us to be able to accept you. This is to enable hosts to recognise you when you attend events.

  • Our annual membership fee is £2, payable within 10 days of being accepted to the group. Failure to pay within this time will result in your request being rejected. (Applicants that are members of excessive Meetup groups will also be rejected, because we like to keep the group to active members.)

  • Please check your diaries to make sure you are free and able to attend before adding yourself to an event. It could be that as a result of repeated failure to attend events with little or no notification, you may be removed from the group.

  • To avoid the above happening, we simply ask that you keep an eye on your RSVPs and make sure you are up-to-date. People on the waitlist
    will be interested in taking your place so it is important that all responses are current, this takes a matter of seconds to do.

  • We ask that should you find you are unable to keep your place then you remove yourself from the event at the earliest opportunity and let the host know, thus allowing the next person on the waitlist the chance to take your place.

  • If you opt to participate in an event that requires a payment direct to the host, these may include events such as meals and parties, etc., please make sure your payment is sent as soon as possible and in accordance with the requirements of the individual event.

  • In order to participate in 'paid' events you will need to be able to receive private messages from the event organiser to allow bank details to be forwarded to you, and the facility to be able to pay by bank transfer.

  • As event hosts are required to pay individual venues for allocated places in 'paid events' then any monies you pay are unfortunately non refundable. If you sign up to such an event and find that you are unable to attend, then where there is a person on the waitlist they will be given the opportunity to take your place and therefore a refund could be arranged. If there are no takers for the place, then unfortunately your payment is forfeit.

While we already host a wide variety of events we always welcome other suggestions and will encourage and support anyone who is willing to host or to help host events.  If this interests you, contact one of the organisers or event hosts.  Likewise if you have any suggestions or comments about how to do things better we’d like to hear about it.

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