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"A message from the General Secretary and the Communications officer of the NCMD to all members.
It is with much regret that we make this announcement, however, after months of suffering social media public abuse and latterly more personal abuse and threats, we have both decided to resign as we feel that it’s time someone else filled these Officer positions.
We have, since our appointments to these positions worked tirelessly to help the other Officers to improve the NCMD, often to the detriment of our family lives. This has always been done on a voluntary basis without any expectation of pay.
We are proud of what the team have achieved in the last 18 months including promoting responsible detecting, building strong healthy links with the DCMS and PAS and introducing the emergency excavation fund. It is with regret that we’ve not been able to deliver the new website before we leave but, even in the early stages of development, it is already looking really exciting and we leave the next stages of development in very capable hands.
A massive thank you to the members who posted messages supporting us, it was hugely appreciated.
Tribute must be paid to all the other officers, in particular Alastair Hacket (President) a dedicated, respected, and dignified individual, who has also worked for many years without time boundaries, and purely on a voluntary basis.
We wish and hope that the NCMD will continue to move forward and prosper.
Kevin Gorman. Catherine Lange."
I`m Marmite me. Opinionated, obstinate and somewhat tenacious.