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by Damian Weare
Wed 01 Jul 2009 20:23
Forum: BCA
Topic: BCA Handbook - Updates
Replies: 13
Views: 33715

2009-10 Handbook Updates

The first set of updates to the paper copy of the 2009-10 Handbook are now on the Handbook page of the BCA website.

It shows several changes to personnel in BCA and BCRA plus a few other minor amendments.

The downloadable copy has also been updated.
by Damian Weare
Tue 02 Jun 2009 22:50
Forum: Caving
Topic: Graffiti database
Replies: 1
Views: 8378

Not to my knowledge.

Although we don't tend to have major issues with new graffiti underground, it does certainly happen from time to time. Not sure it's frequent enough to be worth trying to "track" though.
by Damian Weare
Tue 02 Jun 2009 22:47
Forum: BCA
Topic: BCA Handbook - Updates
Replies: 13
Views: 33715

The Handbooks have now been printed and are currently being stuffed into envelopes. The first batch of ~250 will be in the post in the morning. The rest should follow on Thursday.

Please let me know if you think you should have received one, but it has not arrived by early next week.
by Damian Weare
Thu 21 May 2009 21:53
Forum: BCA
Topic: BCA Handbook - Updates
Replies: 13
Views: 33715

2009-10 BCA Handbook

The 2009-10 Handbook is now with the printer. Paper copies should be with DIMs, Clubs, Associate Members and Honorary Members in about a fortnight. In the meantime an up-to-date downloadable copy is also available from here . A record of any changes that occur during the year will also be kept on th...
by Damian Weare
Mon 26 Jan 2009 22:26
Forum: BCA
Topic: BCA AGM 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 6541

BCA AGM 2009

The Agenda for the 2009 BCA AGM can now be downloaded from the BCA website by following the link from the front page.

A paper copy will be with all DIMs, Clubs, Access Bodies & Associate Members within the next fortnight.

Hope to see as many people as possible on 28th March.
by Damian Weare
Mon 19 Jan 2009 21:28
Forum: BCA
Topic: The BCA needs YOU!
Replies: 0
Views: 6547

The BCA needs YOU!

As mentioned in the most recent BCA Newsletter (downloadable from the BCA website, if you do not have a paper copy) the BCA AGM will be held on Saturday, 28th March at the Baptist Church Hall in Alvechurch (very near Jct 2 of M42). In addition to the Training Officer and Chairman, up for election at...
by Damian Weare
Sat 20 Dec 2008 12:37
Forum: Caving
Topic: BCA Newsletter 10
Replies: 0
Views: 7263

BCA Newsletter 10

The latest BCA Newsletter is now in the post and an electronic copy can be downloaded from the BCA website.

Also a reminder that membership can now be completed entirely on-line unless you are a CIM (green card holder) in which case this is dealt with by your club.

Happy reading!
by Damian Weare
Tue 04 Nov 2008 20:41
Forum: BCA
Topic: BCA Public-Liability Policy - £5M
Replies: 0
Views: 7296

BCA Public-Liability Policy - £5M

BCA's PL insurance scheme currently has a limit of indemnity of £2m.

Please would anyone who has strong feelings about whether or not that should be raised to £5m contact Nick Williams via e-mail - insurance@ ... ?

Posted on behalf of Nick Williams (BCA Insurance Manager)
by Damian Weare
Wed 29 Oct 2008 13:02
Forum: BCA
Topic: BCA Statement on Children & Young Persons
Replies: 7
Views: 15379

Well Damian I did actually ask "what the current policy prevents from happening as regards participation of children in caving?" My best guess (not being involved in the review) is that our Policy does nothing to directly prevent children's participation in caving. Let's await the review and, in th...
by Damian Weare
Thu 23 Oct 2008 19:49
Forum: BCA
Topic: BCA Statement on Children & Young Persons
Replies: 7
Views: 15379

Damian You seem to agree that the current policy statement is a barrier to the participation of children in caving. I don't actually think you'll find anything that suggests that. To be honest, though, my personal views aren't very relevant. BCA's policy is not created by an individual and is all t...
by Damian Weare
Thu 23 Oct 2008 17:37
Forum: BCA
Topic: BCA Statement on Children & Young Persons
Replies: 7
Views: 15379

Am I missing something? Is this latest statement an indication that this policy statement on the BCA web-site is being revised or does not apply? As the last line says: BCA is now launching a thorough review of the current Child Protection documents. we are currently reviewing our documents (ie Pol...
by Damian Weare
Thu 09 Oct 2008 19:19
Forum: BCA
Topic: BCA Statement on Access Agreements
Replies: 0
Views: 6742

BCA Statement on Access Agreements

Please distribute the following statement as widely as possible: Access Agreements It is a stated aim of the British Caving Association to "support members [...] in obtaining, ensuring and maintaining access arrangements at a national, regional and club level". We would like to remind members that ...
by Damian Weare
Thu 09 Oct 2008 19:14
Forum: BCA
Topic: BCA Statement on Children & Young Persons
Replies: 7
Views: 15379

BCA Statement on Children & Young Persons

In order to clarify our position on the participation of children and young persons in caving the British Caving Association Council Meeting on 4th October adopted the following statement: "The BCA is committed to removing barriers to participation for children and young persons who wish to start ca...
by Damian Weare
Mon 28 Jul 2008 13:51
Forum: Caving
Topic: AALA Safety Alert - Gas Hazards in Mine Exploration
Replies: 0
Views: 8825

AALA Safety Alert - Gas Hazards in Mine Exploration

Please read the following, received from the AALA and intended for adventure activity providers, but also of interest to recreational cave/mine explorers. Adventure Activities Licensing Authority Safety Alert Number 1 – Mine Exploration, Gas Hazards Issued: 24 July 2008 Background On 17 July 2008, a...
by Damian Weare
Mon 02 Jun 2008 18:18
Forum: BCA
Topic: BCA Handbook - Updates
Replies: 13
Views: 33715

2008-9 Handbooks

The 2008-9 Handbooks have now been posted out to all DIMs, Clubs, Associate Bodies and BCA Officers. If you think you should have received one and haven't by, say Wednesday, then please contact me at handbook [at] british-caving.org.uk. As with last year paper copies will be available to buy shortly...