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Financial support for Expeditions

A reminder about upcoming deadlines to apply for financial support for caving expeditions from the Ghar Parau and Mount Everest foundations. Please note the following deadlines for applications for 2022 Autumn expeditions: Ghar Parau Foundation: 14th September 2022Mount Everest Foundation: 30th September 2022 The MEF has awarded over £120,000 so far in 2022 for exploratory […]

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Ballot Results – 2022 AGM

Summary: Andrew Eavis is elected as an Individual Member Representative, and the motion passes thereby reducing the number of Member Representatives on council. The full results of the Online Ballot following the 2022 Annual General Meeting are in! A total of 393 ballots were returned using the online voting platform. Elections For election of the […]

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Online Ballot

The Online Ballot of all members following the 2022 AGM runs between 23:59 on Sunday 12th June and 23:59 on Sunday 26th June. Members should receive an email instructing them on how to submit their votes. Summary There is one motion and one election on the ballot this year. BCA Council is the elected body […]

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2022 AGM – Agenda

The Annual General Meeting this year is coming up (Sunday 12th June, 10:30am on Zoom), and the deadline for proposals and nominations in has now passed, so the Agenda has been finalised. The AGM will be held Zoom with electronic voting to follow, and all BCA members are entitled to attend and vote. The AGM […]

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GPF Ian Timney Award

Ian Timney was a keen caver and member of the Wessex Cave Club, with whom he did a number of sporting caving trips abroad including the Gouffre Berger. Following his untimely early demise his caving friends held fund arising events in 2021 and then donated £1,500 to the Ghar Parau Foundation to distribute in his name. […]

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Statement on Russian invasion of Ukraine

BCA (in conjunction with BCRA) absolutely deplores the aggressive invasion of Ukraine by Russia and the subsequent war which was entirely fabricated by the Russians without justification. In a civilized society, war has no place in resolving disputes and we stand shoulder to shoulder with the Ukrainian people and in particular their caving community in […]

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CRoW Update: Representations to Welsh Government

Following our partial victory in the BCA judicial review, our representations on CRoW access have now been lodged with the Welsh government, NRW and Defra. They make a broad case as to why caving should be treated with the same “equity” as other activities and should be recognised as coming within the right to roam […]