The British Community Committee (BCC) represents the British Community in France. It acts as the umbrella organisation of British associations in France at national level. Founded in 1937 the BCC was first registered as a Loi 1901 association on 1 July 1939.
We operate under the registered logo “britishinfrance” and publicise the existence of our member organizations so that British citizens in France, or those with British interests, know whom to contact to join. Activities of the British in France are co-ordinated by collecting information on events organised by member associations, highlighting potential clashes of dates between events, and communicating the list to Members via the BCC Diary.
The Diary Secretary collects information on events being organized by Members and sends out a monthly summary to inform Member associations and their membership of those events that are of interest.
Each year, the BCC publishes the Directory of British and Franco-British Clubs, Societies and Institutions, which lists all of its Members, with a description of activities and contact details.
The BCC holds Quarterly Meetings (usually in January, March or April, June and October), attended by a representative from each member association and the individual members.
The BCC has two categories of members:
- associations with a majority British link, whether charitable, educational, religious, social, sporting, professional, etc.
- 15 individual members of the British Community who are interested in active participation in the co-ordination of British Community activities.
Membership is open to associations and individuals throughout France and Monaco.
Any association in France or Monaco with a British link is welcome to apply to join the BCC. Admission is granted to successful applicants following a presentation of the association to a Quarterly Meeting. The membership subscription for 2013-2014 is €20
The British Community Committee (BCC) has set up a website in support of a campaign to secure the right to vote in general elections in the UK for all British expatriates, the law as it stands denying this right to vote after a period of 15 years as a non-resident.
You are invited to click on www.votes-for-expat-brits.com and to browse the site via the buttons on the upper menu bar to learn more about this issue. If you click on “Sign Up and Show your Support” it will take you through to a nostalgic rural scene where you will be guided on how to vote your support in the on-line poll and/or to just leave a comment.