News from The BCA
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.
In order to give university clubs an opportunity to continue socialising (whilst meeting in person isn’t possible) and to keep fitness and flexibility up, Rob Watson, training officer for CHECC, approached the Youth and Development team requesting funds to provide a series of zoom yoga sessions. Eight sessions have been booked and the first of […]
The Ghar Parau Foundation trustees had a meeting and have agreed that the deadline for funding for Spring Expeditions be moved from 28/2/2021 to 31/3/2021. The main reason for this is the continued uncertainty over foreign travel.
The BCA Demographics report has been uploaded to the website and gives some insight into our membership statistics mainly confirming an old membership profile relative to that of the UK population and that participation among young women is increasing relative to men. It and its recommendations are due to be discussed in the upcoming BCA […]
Great news: the BCA has won its appeal against the refusal of the High Court to grant permission for us to bring a Judicial Review of the Welsh Government’s decision to exclude caving from its Access Reform Group – on the grounds that caving is not covered by the provisions of the CRoW Act 2000. […]
Phillip Dunne MP is introducing the Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill soon, which is designed to pressure water companies to do more to reduce the amounts of sewage they discharge into rivers during combined sewer overflows. This has affected some caves such as Wet Sink/Slaughter Stream cave and is bad for the conservation of our caves, […]
New government restrictions across all four of our home nations have necessitated QMC to review advice to award holders, once again, with regard to work. The overriding message from the government is to ‘stay at home’ and although work is still cited as a reason for travel, most education and training is confined to an […]
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 […]
Just a reminder that membership renewal for Direct Membership for 2021 can be found at this link. Unfortunately this year reminders cannot be sent out by post, and there’s still some way to go with the membership database overhaul and BCA online. We appreciate how difficult things have been this year, so many people have […]
It is with regret that we announce that Phil Rowsell has resigned as BCA Chair. Phil has lost his father recently, and feels he is now unable to put the effort in time and conviction into the role that would satisfy his high standards. We would like to thank Phil for his drive and direction […]
You can find the new Eurospeleo Newsletter here, it contains an update to what the FSE have been doing as well as more information on the UIS (the International Speleological Union) 18th congress in France next year.