September Area Meetings: consultation on rebranding

Posted by Tony Ryan on 17/08/2016

The next round of Area Meetings will feature a consultation on our recent rebranding announcement – come and have your say.

On 25 July, the BMC announced an intention to rebrand as Climb Britain. The news came as a surprise to members and it has become clear that many people would like to share their thoughts on the issue. And this is what Area Meetings are for; the BMC has been listening intently and will continue to do so.

Each meeting will be attended by at least one member of the BMC’s Executive Committee (the Board of Directors), the CEO or Deputy CEO, who will explain the background to the rebranding proposal in detail; this will be followed by an open discussion and Q&A session.

The views from Area Meetings will be fed back via Area Representatives to the National Council meeting on 17 September; National Council will then decide how to proceed based on the views and feedback received.

Members are encouraged to attend the next round of Area Meetings to contribute to the debate.

London & South East
Date: Thursday 1 September 2016, starting at 7.00pm
Venue: The Devereux, 20 Devereux Court, Temple, London WC2R 3JJ
Executive attendance: Nick Kurth, Dave Turnbull
Find out more on the BMC Local Areas site

North East
Date: Thursday 1 September 2016, starting at 7.00pm
Venue: Durham Climbing Centre, St. John's Road, Durham, DH7 8TZ
Executive attendance: Nick Colton
Find out more on the BMC Local Areas site

Cymru South Wales
Date: Saturday 3 September 2016, starting at 6.30pm
Venue: Dynamic Rock, Hebron Road, Clydach, Swansea SA6 5EJ
Executive attendance: Colin Knowles, Nick Colton
Find out more on the BMC Local Areas site

Yorkshire
Date: Monday 5 September 2016, starting at 7.30pm
Venue: The Wheatley Arms, Wheatley Lane, Ben Rhydding, Ilkley LS29 8PP
Executive attendance: Deirdre Collier, Dave Turnbull
Find out more on the BMC Local Areas site

Lakes
Date: Wednesday 7 September 2016, starting at 7.30pm
Venue: King Kong Climbing Centre, Heads Road, Keswick CA12 5EZ
Executive attendance: Rehan Siddiqui, Dave Turnbull
Find out more on the BMC Local Areas site

Midlands
Date: Wednesday 7 September 2016, starting at 8.00pm
Venue: Old Edwardians Sports Club, Streetsbrook Road, Solihull B90 3PE
Executive attendance: Brian Smith, Colin Knowles, Nick Colton
Find out more on the BMC Local Areas site

South West
Date: Saturday 10 September 2016, starting at 7.00pm
Venue: Moorlands, Haytor, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9XT
Executive attendance: Dave Turnbull
Find out more on the BMC Local Areas site

Cymru North Wales
Date: Monday 12 September 2016, starting at 7.30pm
Venue: YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass, Nant Gwynant, LL55 4NY
Executive attendance: Rehan Siddiqui, Dave Turnbull
Find out more on the BMC Local Areas site

Cymru Mid Wales
Date: Tuesday 13 September 2016, starting at 7.00pm
Venue: The White Lion Hotel, Heol Pentrehedyn, Machynlleth, SY20 8DN
Executive attendance: Dave Turnbull
Find out more on the BMC Local Areas site

North West
Date: Tuesday 13 September 2016, starting at 7.00pm
Venue: Manchester Climbing Centre, Bennett Street, Manchester, M12 5ND
Executive attendance: Rehan Siddiqui, Nick Colton
Find out more on the BMC Local Areas site

Peak
Date: Wednesday 14 September 2016, starting at 7.30pm
Venue: The Maynard, Main Road, Grindleford, S32 2HE
Executive attendance: Emma Flaherty, Rehan Siddiqui, Rupert Davies, Dave Turnbull
Find out more on the BMC Local Areas site
 

Who is on the BMC Executive Committee?

BMC National Council is the body which formulates BMC policies

 

Notes:

  1. Executive member attendance at each meeting has been determined based on availability and geography (i.e.travel considerations).
  2. Each discussion / Q&A session will be managed by the Area Chair and scope of the debate will be limited to the rebranding proposal only.
  3. There will be a show of hands at each Area Meeting to determine those who are current BMC members and those who are non-members.
  4. Views from each Area Meeting will be fed back to National Council and will have a direct influence on how the rebranding proposal develops.


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