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Covid Roadmap Update

Following the Government announcement for England in its Covid-19 Response Spring 2021 – the Roadmap out of Lockdown, BCA offers the following synopsis about how this may affect caving. This applies only to England; cavers in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland should consult the advice offered by the devolved governments for those regions. Cavers in […]

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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, […]

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Covid Update

Covid Roadmap Update 25th June 2021 The Government has reviewed its plan, Covid-19 Response Spring 2021 – the Roadmap out of Lockdown, about the way out of the current lockdown situation. Due to the current rise in case rates the plan has been revised and the implementation date for the fourth step which would have […]

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AGM Timeline

The date of the next BCA AGM has been announced. Please visit this page if you are considering running for something or submitting a proposal. The AGM is where proposals to change things in the Association get voted on. It can be quite complicated to work out the bureaucratic machinery of the BCA so if […]

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Covid Roadmap Update

This applies only to England; cavers in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland should consult the advice offered by the devolved governments for those nations. Cavers should refer to the Regional Councils for area specific advice. Please note that no caves are currently closed due to Covid. 17th May: Step 3 allows up to 2 groups […]

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Ash Dieback

Ash Dieback has been reported near various cave entrances across the UK and care needs to be taken as affected trees can become brittle and suddenly collapse so think about those trees you use for belays and anchor points! Ash Trees are native to British Limestone environments and with 80% projected to succumb to the […]

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Coming back to Caving Podcast

As part of P&I’s effort to follow the BCA’s Covid Recovery Plan, I (Rostam Namaghi) am joined by seasoned veterans of the sport Elaine Oliver, Hannah Bennett and Gethin Thomas for a lighthearted discussion about past experiences of coming back to caving and what might be worth having a think about. You can find it […]