5 reasons why your opinion matters

Posted by Peter Burnside on 04/12/2017
Help shape the future of the BMC. Photo: Alex Messenger

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.

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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

DISCUSS: At your local BMC area meeting

FEEDBACK: Complete the online survey

 

More details 

MEET: Ray Wigglesworth and the BMC Organisational Review Group

READ: Terms of Reference of the Organisational Review

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


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1) Anonymous User
04/12/2017
I tried to read your report and even the summary but gave up due to a mixture of tedium and not being able to work out what the hell you are trying to say. Far too many words describing nothing of substance and far too few on specific detail - eg one short paragraph on how the BMC is to be funded. If this report is typical of the BMC of the future then there's no hope for it as an organisation I'm afraid. Get a grip and try and write out your plan on one sheet of paper - it should focus your minds a bit on what is important. Stephen Reid
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10/12/2017
Try to write the report on the back of an envelope,

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