Bolts; wind farms; footpath erosion; crag clean-ups; access issues; dry tooling. If you want to make your voice heard about local climbing and walking issues, then come along to your next BMC area meeting. Here's how you can keep up to date with area meeting information.
The BMC is divided into ten local areas, eight in England and two in Wales, and each area has a meeting four or five times a year. Attending area meetings is one of the main ways to get involved in our work and they're often good fun too – taking place in pubs or climbing walls, usually with free food and sometimes a guest speaker. More about what happens at a BMC area meeting
The BMC Local Areas website
The BMC Local Areas site (aka the Community site) holds all the latest dates and documents for the meetings. Just select your area from the drop-down menu for meeting information, as well as local news and events, or select your area from the list below:
London & South East
You can also create a user profile for yourself on the site and be added to your local area group. Whenever a listing for an area meeting in your area is created, you’ll get an automatic email notification.
The BMC website
A page on the BMC website lists the next meeting in each BMC area.
Upcoming BMC area meeting dates
The BMC email newsletter
We publicise area meetings in the BMC monthly email newsletter via the 'BMC Local Area Meetings' banner.
BMC area mailings
About a week before each area meeting, we email all members (for whom we have an email address) within that BMC area with an invitation to attend the meeting.
If we don’t have an email address for you, or your email address has changed, or you think we might have an incorrect record of your email address, and you’d like to receive BMC email newsletters (including the monthly email newsletter and the area meeting invitation), please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a request to receive BMC newsletters and include your name and BMC membership number.
Like our page at www.facebook.com/BritishMountaineeringCouncil. We'll post details of local meetings on there but to guarantee you see the local news, follow your local area too:
London & South East
Follow us @team_BMC to get all the latest BMC information, including area meetings. Areas which also have their own Twitter page are:
Local Areas forums on UKClimbing and UKHillwalking
Join the discussion threads on the Local Areas forums of UKClimbing.com and UKHillwalking.com. Meetings are also listed in the Event Diary section on both websites.
Meeting information is published in Summit, our quarterly magazine.
How to get Summit magazine
See you at the next meeting
So now you know how to find out about area meetings, if you’ve never attended a meeting, and wondered what you might be missing, come along to the next one in your area. The chips are on us!
As the climbing walls, crags and mountains start to open, we wanted to say thanks to every BMC member who supported us through the Coronavirus crisis.
From weekly Facebook Lives and GB Climbing home training videos, to our access team working to re-open the crags and fight for your mountain access, we couldn’t have made it without you.
If you liked what we did, then tell your friends about us: www.thebmc.co.uk/join
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