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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC expresses concern over Policing Bill

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16/03/2021

The BMC along with 250 organisations has written to the Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Justice to share real concerns over the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill published last week.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Law of Trespass could change

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18/01/2021

Along with several other organisations, the BMC has written to the Home Office, Ministry of Justice and DEFRA to share our grave concerns about the Government’s proposals to make trespass a criminal, instead of a civil, offence. This could have the potential to change how people access and enjoy the countryside and green spaces.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

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15/01/2021

Proposals to make ordinary trespass a criminal offence have alarmed outdoor groups, including the BMC. Ahead of a debate in Parliament on the issue and the possibility of Government publishing the Police Powers and Protections Bill, Ed Douglas calls for the Government to think again.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Unauthorised encampments and trespass

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21/02/2020

There are concerns that government are considering moves to turn trespass from a civil offence to a criminal one. In a public consultation that is currently out for comment, it has been suggested that police powers could be strengthened to force people to move on from unauthorised encampments. The BMC is concerned however, that there could be unintentional consequences of the proposals around issues such as wild camping.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

What the BMC is deciding about unauthorised encampments and trespass

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22/01/2020

The BMC is aware of the Government consultation on “Strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments” and will be submitting a formal response in due course. The deadline for submissions is 5 March 2020.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Is the spirit of the Kinder Trespass still alive today?

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18/04/2016

What does the famous mass trespass of 1932 have to teach us in 2016? The BMC’s hill walking officer, Carey Davies, will tackle this question along with other speakers at an annual celebration event in Hayfield this Saturday.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

The Pennine Way: Finding Jerusalem among England's dark, satanic mills

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24/04/2015

Our pre-eminent long-distance trail is 50 years old today – but it represents more than just a long walk. Carey Davies reflects on the radical origins of the Pennine Way.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC ambassador Chris Townsend to lead Kinder Trespass celebrations

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21/04/2015

Does Scotland have better access to the countryside than the rest of Britain? Wilderness walker and BMC ambassador Chris Townsend will give his view when he speaks at the annual Spirit of Kinder event in Edale this Saturday.
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BMC members save 10% at Trespass!

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09/11/2010

Trespass has recently joined the BMC's retail discount scheme.
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