New Keys Required For CSCC Caves

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New Keys Required For CSCC Caves

Post by David Cooke » Mon 08 May 2006 12:49

Steve King wrote:Dear CSCC Representative,

For a combination of reasons, but including conservation, stewardship and
economics, the CSCC has decided that later this year it will CHANGE all
the padlocks on CSCC-controlled caves/mines. NEW KEYS will then be
required to gain entry to these sites.

All CSCC Member Clubs are therefore now invited to apply for a new CSCC
key. Please provide the CSCC C&A Officer with the name, address AND
TELEPHONE NUMBER of your Club Keyholder (email:; address: Mr C Binding, CSCC C&A Officer, Ty Bach,
Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3BN).

The changeover of padlocks will take place on one day, yet to be decided,
chosen so as to minimise disruption to trips. The date will be announced
in good time. Our current thought is for it to take place in July/August
when most people, and Clubs, are on their holidays.

The CSCC would also like to take this opportunity to discourage the use of
aerosol-type lubricants (like WD40) on its locks. The lubrication offered by
these products is very short-lived. A light machine oil (such as 3-in-1
penetrating oil) is much better. Difficult-to-open, seized, or faulty, locks
can always be reported to the CSCC C&A Officer. In most instances they
can be changed in 48 hours.

Steve King
Hon. Secretary
Council of Southern Caving Clubs
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Post by Canda@CSCC » Wed 10 May 2006 07:58

A similar notice is to be published in Descent magazine.

It should also feature on CSCC website News page and (if I remember) on the Descent Noticeboard in due course.

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Post by Canda@CSCC » Tue 11 Jul 2006 20:47


All current CSCC members will be sent a new key: if you do not receive a key please contact providing your name, club/organisation name, address and telephone number

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Post by Canda@CSCC » Thu 13 Jul 2006 16:52

Completed: keys posted to all CSCC member organisations first class today so should arrive tomorrow morning :wink:

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