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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Tell us what you think is the future of our National Parks

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08/03/2022

The BMC would like to know what you think about some of the key proposals that government have put forward to help protect and improve our English National Parks and Areas of Outstanding National Beauty (AONBs) for future generations.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

New campaign calls for a ‘legal right to local nature’

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21/02/2022

Government’s levelling up plans will fail unless they include levelling up access to nature, warn 60+ organisations in a major new cross-sector campaign.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Government publish response on future of our National Parks

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17/01/2022

Early plans to safeguard England's national parks and AONBs for future generations have now been published by the government. Increased access to nature is among the aims set out in the new plans.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Farm payments fail to pay for public access

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02/12/2021

The BMC is disappointed that the latest Government announcement outlining details of the new Environmental Land Management scheme (ELM) under which farmers can receive payment in return for providing ‘public goods’. Despite early reassurances by Ministers, it appears that improvements to public access to nature are being quietly dismissed.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

List of BMC Access Reps

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20/08/2021

The BMC has voluntary Access Representatives in all of the BMC Areas. The reps offer a first point of contact for climbers or walkers with questions about local access.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Technical Advising in Accessible Activities

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30/06/2021

Accessible climbing and walking technical advice group formed to aid the growth of knowledge and skills in these activities and promote a common good standard of practice across the industry. Read more below:
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Government announces proposals for four new protected areas across England

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24/06/2021

Following the Landscapes Review, which was published in September 2019, Government and Natural England have now set out proposals for four new protected areas across England, alongside ambitious plans to examine how more areas could benefit from landscape improvements, and deliver more for people and nature.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Co-op withdraws disposable barbecues from sale in National Park stores

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24/06/2021

Co-op announces it will no longer sell disposable barbecues in 130 of its stores situated inside National Parks and within a one-mile radius of them following a campaign between organisations. Hannah Mitchell reports:
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Casting your vote for access and the environment: Senedd Elections 2021

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05/05/2021

Following a Welsh election hustings last week where commitments to access and the environment were made by candidates, we took the time to review the Manifestos of the major Welsh parties. How do their ambitions stack up? What are they promising to deliver during the next five years and beyond? Remember to cast your vote on May the 6th!
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CYMRU

BMC Cymru Access and the Environment Hustings

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22/04/2021

The BMC Cymru Access and the Environment Hustings will be an opportunity to put questions to candidates from the three largest Welsh parties in the upcoming May 6th elections.
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