SUN should continue in liaison meetings say membership
This was an extremely unpleasant experience - we were subjected to
the most venomous bigotry imaginable, mainly from CCBN, the organisation
that claims to represent all naturists but also from the purely
commercial interests of BDOC and the closed minds of the local worthies
of Studland Parish Council.
The meeting was so unpleasant it resulted in SUN
withdrawing from future meetings, an action that the SUN board felt
necessary to communicate to its members via a special bulletin.
We were gratified to receive a number of letters from members in
response, all of which expressed varying degrees of
disgust with the way your Representatives were treated. On behalf of the
Board, many thanks to all who wrote.
Several writers discussed the situation at length and had obviously
given a great deal of thought as to where we go from here. The almost
unanimous opinion of those who wrote - and those members who have
spoken to Representatives since the Bulletin - is that we should
continue to take part in the liaison meetings, if only so that we
know what the other participants are cooking up, so that is what the
Board has decided to do. (Unlike some, we are a democratic
organisation that takes account of its members' views.)
We have notified the National Trust of this decision, and sought from them an
undertaking - which has been given - that they, as Chair, will not
permit any repetition of the abuse to which your Representatives were
subjected in March. Further developments will of course, be passed on to
the membership at the earliest opportunity.