In October 2004 all SUN members received a
pilot version of the long awaited Studland United Nudists Legal Rights
The card was warmly received and the SUN Board requested and received suggestions on minor improvements to the
wording on the card to be incorporated into the final
version to be distributed to members in
Nudists' Rights Card: Statement from the SUN Board - May 2005
In the current climate (and this is not a climb down) SUN’s Board
recommends that one word of advice on our rights card could now lead to
The '5 Step SUN Defence at Studland'
recommends points to repeat to ANY PERSON attempting to
curtail your nudism anywhere at Studland and that you firmly
stand your ground and continue to use the traditional area.
However, in the current uncertain climate if you are THREATENED
WITH ARREST by the police, and
ONLY by the police we stress, for refusing to go back beyond the
posts, then we advise that you comply. Some officers are threatening
Section 5 of the Public Order Act.
officer should have no objection to you making a note of his number
and SUN would like to hear about any such
If arrested, we suggest that under no circumstances should a nudist
accept a police caution to ‘resolve matters’ (this means a criminal
record without judgment) and that the person arrested gets in touch with
a SUN representative as soon as possible - we have a
legal fund to assist any genuine nudist indiscriminately picked out
and arrested for the simple act of being naked in the traditional nudist
area at Studland.
We are of the opinion that arrests for simple nudity at
Studland are not in the public interest and SUN will campaign vigorously
against all those who think that they are.
We insist that Studland nudists be polite and firm in their dealings
with wardens, the police, and any others who object to nudity at
Studland, and that they stick up for their rights and those of their
fellow nudists to enjoy peacefully their nudity at Studland.
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