CONTRAS first formal meeting with the National Trust
National Trust present flawed 'consultation process' and CCBN
'approval' as justification for introducing red
It was asserted by the National Trust that they had had a "full consultative
process" with all interested parties, including a public meeting and discussions
with CCBN (Central Council for British Naturism [now BN]), before instituting their repressive measures.
However, when put under pressure NT Countryside Manager Geoff Hann that
admitted they had written to "only about a
dozen" interested (favoured?) parties and of those only four had attended a 'public' meeting - which had
not, despite their assertions, been "widely advertised" in the local
SUN not invited to 'consultation'
They were unwilling to explain why SUNs'
secretary Colin James was not included in that mailing despite having written to
them several times concerning the general management of the area.
Later it emerged that their "consultations" with CCBN involved
only two members of that group, and they had not seen the
restrictions on the ground, only on a National Trust map, before agreeing them.
From the outset, it has been made forcibly clear to the National Trust that CCBN has no
authority whatsoever to enter into agreements affecting Studland nudists, the
vast majority of whom are not members of CCBN.