Upcoming BMC area meeting dates

Posted by Tony Ryan on 01/09/2017
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Come along to the next meeting in your area, to discuss the latest issues and get involved in the work of the BMC.

The role of area meetings is to facilitate democratic debate between BMC members and reach consensus and decisions on local and national issues.  Area meetings are the main forum for members to contribute to discussions about climbing, hill walking and mountaineering issues in their area.  To many people they are the 'public face' of the BMC where members wishing to get more involved can express opinions, influence policy and learn about wider aspects of the BMC’s work.

They are also good social occasions, often taking place in pub meeting rooms, with some free food laid on (you have to buy your own drinks!) and a speaker talking about a recent expedition to a far flung corner of the world or a trip to the latest rock climbing hotspot.

What happens at BMC area meetings?

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Confirmed area meeting dates

Cymru Mid Wales
Date: Wednesday 25 October 2017, starting at 7.30pm
Venue: The White Lion Hotel, Heol Pentrehedyn, Machynlleth SY20 8DN
Find out more on the BMC Local Areas site

Midlands
Date: Wednesday 22 November 2017, starting at 8.00pm
Venue: Old Edwardians Sports Club, Streetsbrook Road, Solihull B90 3PE
Find out more on the BMC Local Areas site

Peak
Date: Wednesday 22 November 2017, starting at 7.30pm
Venue: The Maynard, Main Road, Grindleford S32 2HE
Find out more on the BMC Local Areas site

London & South East
Date: Thursday 23 November 2017, starting at 7.00pm
Venue: The Old King's Head, 45-49 Borough High St, London SE1 1NA
Find out more on the BMC Local Areas site

South West
Date: Saturday 25 November 2017, starting at 7.00pm
Venue: The Nova Scotia Hotel, Nova Scotia Place, Bristol BS1 6XJ
Find out more on the BMC Local Areas site

Lakes
Date: Wednesday 29 November 2017, starting at 7.30pm
Venue: Hawkshead Brewery, Mill Yard, Staveley, Cumbria LA8 9LR
Find out more on the BMC Local Areas site

Areas yet to confirm next meeting date

Cymru North Wales
The previous meeting was held on Tuesday 5 September 2017.
Information about the next meeting will be available in due course on the BMC Local Areas site

Cymru South Wales
The previous meeting was held on Wednesday 6 September 2017.
Information about the next meeting will be available in due course on the BMC Local Areas site

North East
The previous meeting was held on Thursday 7 September 2017.
Information about the next meeting will be available in due course on the BMC Local Areas site

North West
The previous meeting was held on Monday 11 September 2017.
Information about the next meeting will be available in due course on the BMC Local Areas site

Yorkshire
The previous meeting was held on Monday 11 September 2017.
Information about the next meeting will be available in due course on the BMC Local Areas site

See you there!

 


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1) Anonymous User
25/02/2016
hi there I love climbing and I was hpoin that you would be able to have some more dates for people in the south east as I love climbing I really want to climb thanks :)
2) Tony Ryan (author comment)
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You can find out about BMC area meetings and other events and activities in the London & SE area on the BMC Local Areas website - http://community.thebmc.co.uk/london and se

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