Next day trip – August 26th

Hi club members, the “Beginners” day trip on Sunday August 26th is now at Fairy Cave Quarry. This trip is suitable for all levels of climbers, not just for those new to outside climbing as there are routes of all grades there. John Horton is organising this, and so far there are only 3 members attending. If you fancy a day out on rock for the bank holiday, post on the meets page on the website so that John can see who is going, so that lift sharing can be maximised as the parking at the quarry is very limited. An ideal venue for those newer members who wish to experience real rock!!

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RoCs new garments order

Hi all RoCs members. In case you missed the e-mail from Trevor, we will be ordering  a selection of garments with our Logo on. As we have many newer members since the last order, we hope many people will be placing an order. We have found a new supplier who is willing to print off  garments individually, once we have placed one bulk order. We need to get this going soon, so we ask anyone who wishes to order a T shirt, a Polo shirt or a Sweatshirt with a hoody, to do so with Trevor before the end of August. If you have lost the E-mail and wish to place an order, please contact me and I will send you the details on what to do. Pete

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June Committee meeting minutes published

Hi to all club members. If you wish to read the minutes of the June committee meeting to see what was discussed and decided on, log into the “Members” tab using your password and look under “Committee meetings” and pick June 2018 in the list.

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GDPR policy

The new General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect today on the 25th May 2018. Here at Romsey Climbers (RoCs) we take the privacy of our members data seriously and will only use your personal information for club administration purposes and for communicating with you about your membership. Only the official Club Committee members will be able to access your details. More information about how we look after your data can be found in the club rules and the New Members welcome pack issued to all new members of Romsey Climbers. RoCs Privacy Policy can be found on this website under the  “Join RoCs” tab.

As a BMC-affiliated club we will provide your name, contact details and date of birth to the BMC to administer your membership of the BMC including your combined liability insurance cover. The BMC will use your data to communicate with you about your membership. The BMC will contact you to invite you to create a ‘Member Profile’ which, amongst other things, allows you to set and amend your privacy settings. More information about how the BMC uses data can be found at We will never share or sell your data without your prior permission.

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Dartmoor meet in June

Hi guys, the Dartmoor meet will be on us soon and I need to provisionally book places at the campsite very soon, to ensure we have some pitches. Usually they let us share two or three pitches together, depending on numbers, and charge us a rate per person. At the moment there are 5 people on the list so I have reserved 2 pitches, hopefully with the possibility of increasing it to 3 pitches if more people wish to come. See the meets page for full details about this meet.

The people so far who have posted they are attending are:-

Myself, Helen, Charlotte, Matt and Patrick.

If any members wish to join us we will be there Friday to Sunday (2 nights camping). Please mail me or post on the meets page for Dartmoor your intention to attend and what nights you will be camping. If you prefer to use a Pod or caravan, please also contact the campsite direct as you will need to book this yourself and pay a deposit to the campsite. If you are camping, just let me know and I will include you in the numbers when I make the camping booking. Pete



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Peaks Trip in April

The next weekend trip is in April to the Peaks. If you wish to attend and have not already posted on the meets page, please do so, and I will add you to the list. I will need to also know if you are camping, which nights, and what days and times you will be traveling up and down, to arrange car sharing. I will be provisionally booking places at the campsite next week to ensure we get in this year. Pete

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RoCs Annual Dinner

A fine time was had by ten RoCs members and one guest on Friday. The food was quickly served and enjoyed by all. We all enjoyed the social event and tales of adventures were exchanged, with discussions of up and coming meets and planned adventures in the forefront, as well as a chance to catch up with fellow members on a social level. Thanks to all who turned up to this annual event, and especially a big thank you to Helen for organising this again.

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January Committee meeting minutes

Hi to all members. The minutes for the January committee meeting have been posted on the Members page of the website, under Committee meetings. Pick this from the tab and find it listed under the 2018  section if you wish to see what has been discussed and decided.

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Changes to Data Protection rules. PLEASE READ THIS.

There are new data protection rules which are coming into force in May 2018.  They are called the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and will replace the existing Data Protection Act. This is a new European ruling and will still apply if Brexit occurs and we leave the EU. Due to these new stricter rules we as a climbing club will no longer retain any personal details and contact information submitted by members other than the paper forms submitted by members. We will only pass this information onto the BMC for our club and BMC registration purposes. This information will be held by the BMC who will be complying with the GDPR policy and rules.

We will be issuing new documents to all members explaining the details soon. We will no longer be issuing contact details of members to any other club members as we have done in the past. If a club member wishes to pass on their contact details or address to another member, that will now be their sole responsibility to do this, not the club. We remind all members that they must not pass on any information or contact details of another club member to anyone without the specific permission of that member. If you are in possession of any of these details from previous contact lists issued by the club, please delete or destroy them unless you have permission from a club member to keep them. This is for all of us to comply with the new GDPR policy and rules as from May 2018.

As part of these changes, you will note that if you wish to post anything on the website, (after logging in with your password) you will need to tick the small box under the comments box to agree to your comment being posted, before you are able to submit your comment. This applies to all the comment boxes on the indoor and outdoor climbing pages and all the meets pages. If you forget, a message pops up to remind you to do this.

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RoCs Annual Dinner & Social evening.

This is to announce that the Romsey Climbers Annual dinner and social evening will be held at the Luzborough Pub, near to Romsey, on February 23th starting at 8.000 pm. We do not have to book any food in advance but we will need to know numbers attending. You are invited to bring along your husband, wife, partner, girlfriend, boyfriend, or any other suitable person you wish to bring. To find more information and post your response, go to the calendar to find the event page.

Helen is organising this social venue and will need to know how many people are planning to eat. Please contact Helen to let her know if you are coming and how many there will be in your group.

If you can attend this grand event it will give you the chance to socialise with the club and get to know some more members and their partners. It is always a great evening out.

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