Climb walls, rocks, hills, ice or mountains? We’re here to help. But as climbing and walking are changing, we need to check that we’re doing the right things, the right way. This is the reason behind a new report and survey, and now we need your help.
We’re asking our members to read the report from the independent organisational review group and give us your feedback. We know it’s long, but there’s also a shorter version and a one-page summary; your opinions are incredibly important and will help shape the future of the BMC. Here are five reasons why you should read it and fill in the survey.
1. You can make a difference
This is your chance to have a say in the future development of hill walking, climbing, and mountaineering, and how the BMC will continue to work to safeguard them. What do you think is most important? Do you have opinions on the direction to take? Tell us if you agree or disagree with what’s been proposed, and give us your thoughts to help the BMC improve.
2. Indoor climbing, competitions, and the Olympic Games
What do you think about climbing on plastic? Indoor climbing and competitions are evolving sports that have changed hugely since the BMC was formed. Let us know your thoughts on how the BMC supports, promotes, and governs these sports and activities, where we should go from here, and if you agree or disagree with the proposals.
3. Change the way to get involved
Area meetings are currently the main way in which members engage with the BMC, and we understand that not all members can make these meetings. To modernise this, a digital strategy has been recommended. We want to know if you think this is a good idea, and tell us if you agree or disagree with what’s been proposed.
4. Create a new structure
Do you know what the organisational structure of the BMC is? Let us know if you’re happy with the way it’s run, or if you think members should have more voice – like with the proposed Members’ Assembly. Tell us if you agree or disagree with any of the proposals.
5. Clubbing together
Mountaineering clubs are vital to promoting the outdoors to young people, and the BMC supports them in a number of ways. But has the BMC supported clubs enough? And could there be any improvements to be made? We need your thoughts on how to build the best relationship possible, and if the recommendations are what you want to see happen.
SURVEY: Express your opinion now!
Use the link below to fill in the survey, just remember that you'll need your membership number too. If you're having trouble finding it, we also emailed you a personal link that you don't need your membership number for. Remember, your opinion matters so send it in now!
The online consultation period is open until 22 December, then the final recommendations will go to a vote at the BMC AGM in April 2018.
WATCH: The Facebook Live Q&A session
Get involved with the BMC Organisational Review
WATCH: The BMC Organisational Review report launch at Kendal
FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions and how to have your say
DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT: Read the report
DOWNLOAD THE REPORT SUMMARY: Read the report summary
DOWNLOAD THE ONE PAGE REPORT: Read the one page report
DOWNLOAD THE MEMBER SURVEY REPORT: Read the member survey report
DOWNLOAD THE LOCAL AREAS BRIEFING PAPER: Read the briefing paper
DOWNLOAD THE AMENDED RECOMMENDATIONS REPORT: Read the recommendations report
DISCUSS: At your local BMC area meeting
MEET: Ray Wigglesworth and the BMC Organisational Review Group
READ: Terms of Reference of the Organisational Review
UPDATE: January 2018 Organisational Review Group update
UPDATE: September 2017 Organisational Review Group update
UPDATE: August 2017 Organisational Review Group update
UPDATE: July 2017 Organisational Review Group update
UPDATE: June 2017 Organisational Review Group update
UPDATE: May 2017 Organisational Review Group update
READ: Minutes of recent BMC National Council meetings