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A Golden Age of Cave Exploration & Science

Celebrating 50 years of British Cave Exploration and Science at Home and Abroad

2018 Membership Subs Unchanged

We are happy to say that, following the recent BCA council meeting, the membership subs for Clubs and Individuals will remain fixed for another year. For further details about the types of membership available and their costs, please see our Membership Page.

Results of the BCA AGM 2017 Ballot

The recent ballot on changes to the constitution closed last Saturday 23rd September and the votes were counted this Tuesday 26th September.

I am delighted to say that the ballot was a resounding success, nearly 50% of groups voted, and also a reasonable proportion of individual members, by far the majority of both houses voted by email.


For Proposal 1 – removing the first line of 4.6 from the constitution: Individual members voted 88% in favour, and group members voted 85% in favour.

For Proposal 2 – adjusting the 2 house voting system: 94% of individual members voted in favour, and 95% of group members.

For Proposal 3 – reducing the emphasis on postal balloting: Individual members voted 96% in favour and group members 93%.

For Proposal 4 – again, changing the emphasis to internet voting: Individual members voted 95% in favour and group members 93%.

The exact figures will form a report by Rick and Pat Halliwell the returning officers.

Andy Eavis
BCA Chairman
28th September 2017

New Caving Guidelines

Take a look at the new Minimal Impact Caving Guidelines leaflet

Why Does British Caving Need a National_body?

Read the Chairman's thoughts on Why Does British Caving Need a National_body?

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Most of the background photos on this website are by Jerry Wooldridge. We would like to thank him for his generosity.