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Forthcoming CCC AGM

Above - Formations in Ogof Draenen.

The Annual General Meeting of the Cambrian Caving Council will be held at Snailbeach Village Hall, Snailbeach, Shrewsbury SY5 0NX at 13:00 hours on Sun 17th March 2019 - Full agenda and officers reports to follow.

2018 AGM Agenda download
Draft 2017 AGM Minutes download
Training Officer Report download
Secretaries Report download
Outgoing Secretaries Report download
Cave Registrar Report download
Cambrian Accounts 2017 download
CCC Bank Receipts download
CCC Expenditure 2017 download
Tresurers Report download
E&T Report download
C&A Report download
Newsletter Editor report download
Webmaster report download

Ogof Capel / Castlemartin Range and Ogof Gofan - February 2018

We expect a closure of Ogof Capel to take place in the summer of 2018 but all attempts to persuade Costain to provide some clarity on their road building schedule have failed.

The dates for the 2018 Castlemartin Range meetings, to obtain a permit to enter Range West for cave exploration purposes, are:
30/3/18 10:00 (Good Friday)
26/4/18 18:00
28/4/18 10:00
24/5/18 18:00 (Whitsun B/H)
26/5/18 10:00

Entry into Ogof Gofan, which is in Range East and accessible from the coast path when there are no military operations, has to be booked through the CCC Conservation / Access Officer.  Generally there is no firing after 5pm or on weekends and throughout the following holiday periods:

Easter 24/3/18 – 8/4/18
Summer 1/8/18 – 2/9/18

Twll Du - January 2018
A Stop notice has been placed on Twll Du by Cadw and cavers are asked to abide by the notice and not use this entrance.
A stop notice lasts for 28 days.
The various bodies involved are in discussions as to the best way forward.
Continued use of this entrance will cause further damage to the site which will make negotiations much more difficult.

CLOSURE OF TWLL DU ENTRANCE TO OGOF DRAENEN
STATEMENT BY THE CAMBRIAN CAVING COUNCIL ON 30TH NOVEMBER 2017 read more

Twll Du Update - January 2018 - combined statement from the PDCMG and CCC Secretaries re Twll Du

SMWCRT AGM

This meeting will take place at 09.30 on Sunday 21st January 2018 in the Long Common Room, South Wales Caving Club, Penwyllt.
2017 AGM Minutes - download
SMWCRT Agenda - download
Officers Reports - download
SMWCRT Constitution 2018 Draft Changes - download
SMWCRT Consititutional Amendment Notes - download

Ogof y ci access - January 2018

The landowners at ogof y ci have requested that people ask at the farm before using Ogof Y Ci and that visits are only during the daytime, no evening trips.

Welsh Government Consultation WG31811 "Taking Forward Wales' Sustainable Management of Natural Resources"

Read the CCC's Full Response to WG (final version) read more

Short Summary of CCC's response for Cavers read more

QCopinion read more

The number of personal responses sent by email or letter to the WG from all cavers and clubs is important to demonstrate our interest.  Please support better future cave access and endorse CCC's efforts by sending in your personal short response before 30th September 2017.  We have provided a template letter which can be cut and pasted and adapted as you wish at download and the WG's email/postal addresses are given in this.

BCA response letter to WG - download

Craig y Nos Quarry Cave - September 2017

There is now a gate to access Craig y Nos Quarry Cave, installed by the landowner Dan yr Ogof Show Caves Ltd. A key to the gate can be obtained from Absolute Adventure, whose centre is on the opposite side of the valley and they are leasing the quarry land in question. Contact details are:
Email - enquiries@absoluteadventure.co.uk
Phone - 01639 730518