Mendip Cave Rescue are once again providing 24 hour first aid cover for the Priddy Folk Festival, where suitably qualified first aiders will be on hand to treat festival goers at any time of the day (or night). This year the festival runs from Friday 12th July through to Sunday 14th July and is held at various locations around the village of Priddy. The MCR first aid tent will be located on the village green, so please drop by and say hello!

Mendip Cave Rescue are providing first aid cover for the Sidcot School Peace Festival, where suitably qualified first aiders will be on hand to treat anyone who requires our assistance. This year the festival is held on Saturday 15th June, from 12:00 through to 17:00. The festival is free to enter, so feel free to come along and say hello and sample some of the entertainment on offer.

As agreed at the last MCR meeting, the next MCR meeting will be held on the second Tuesday of June, the 11th at the Hunters Lodge Inn, Priddy at 20:00. All are welcome to attend these open meetings.

The British Cave Rescue Council (BCRC) was formed in 1967 as the representative body for bona fide volunteer underground rescue organisations in the British Isles. Its functions include representing and supporting its members at National and International level, promoting the exchange of information between member rescue organisations and providing a common voice for them. ResCon is the bi-annual BCRC Cave Rescue Conference, a gathering of cave rescue volunteers and others to discuss (and practice) cave rescue techniques and meet other cave rescue team members. The next ResCon is to be held on Mendip in September 2019, to be organised by Mendip Cave Rescue, over the weekend of 6th to the 8th September 2019 on the outskirts of Priddy in the Mendips. A ResCon 19 website is being created which will have full details. Please note that tickets are now available online from eventbrite, with weekend tickets costing £40 (to include camping, food and activities).

As agreed at the last MCR meeting, the next MCR meeting will be held on Tuesday the 19th March at the Hunters Lodge Inn, Priddy at 20:00. This meeting will also include a short General Meeting to review activities of the past year and confirm officers for the coming year. All are welcome to attend these open meetings.