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Check out what we've been up to recently at the BCA. If you have something that you'd like to share with the membership then please get in touch.

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New to Caving?

So you’re New to Caving? Congratulations! Your spirit of adventure is strong and you can look forward to your first adventures underground… If you’re interested in Caving, and would like to learn more or give it a try, then why not check out NewToCaving.com? The BCA runs NewToCaving.com as a resource for new cavers and […]

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Ballot Results

The results are in from the online ballot following the AGM. Errata: when this post was initially published Motion 2C was listed as having passed. In fact, having achieved <70% of the vote, it has not been passed. The full breakdown of the votes is available here. Thank you to all those who stood for […]

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2021 AGM Details

You can now find all the proposals, candidates, podcasts, contact details, as well as how to sign up to attend the AGM and how to vote on one page (you can also access it via News > Events > AGM 2021). You can only vote after the AGM finishes. There’s a podcast discussing the current […]

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EuroSpeleo Protection Symposium

Due to Covid restrictions, the 6th EuroSpeleo Protection Symposium “Assessing, monitoring and protecting cave biotopes and geotopes through Natura 2000 or similar programs in Europe” will take place as a hybrid event from 26.10.2021 – 30.10.2021. A number of participants have to participate via online as we are not allowed to gather all registered participants […]

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AGM Agenda

The agenda for the 2021 AGM can be found here and the draft minutes for the previous (2020) AGM are finally available here. Note that changes include an additional proposal to change the BCA anchor policy which was not listed previously. The remaining timeline is as follows: Sunday 3rd October – Deadline for reports being made […]

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Membership fee rise from 01/01/2022

The BCA executive have released the following statement to accompany the news that the membership fee is due to rise from the first of January next year. For the last 2 years BCA has been spending more than it’s been raising in income and reducing its reserves. The increase in the membership fee is looking […]

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AGM Update

The proposals going ahead to the eAGM on Sunday the 10th of October 2021 have been submitted and can be found here. We have had five candidates apply for four positions:– Rostam Namaghi and Russell Myers both running for Chairman– Allan Richardson running for Secretary– Josh White running for Group Member Representative– Steve Gray running for […]

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Council Elections – Deadline Monday 26th July (Midnight)

There are multiple positions on council open for election and it has never been easier to run for a role! We thought a bit of a brief explanation of the roles would be helpful in demystifying the BCA bureaucracy and hopefully encourage people to run. The Chair: The person who chairs the National Council meetings, […]