Woodstock Rifle & Pistol Club
Updated 5th January 2021
The committee have decided to make the following change to the amount of visits made to the club on Thursdays. Every member must now make a minimum of SIX SHOOTING VISITS per year to the club. This has been done due to people just turning up and not shooting, as we can not cover the cost of the range hireand for members who just want to keep their FAC. This is not financially fair on the club which pays to hire the range to shoot on it. It is your club, please use it. This is in imediate effect.
Many thanks to the Swallows Leisure Centre for providing a stair lift for our disabled shooters, which has already been used by a member.
Now we have this lift we have the facility for many others.
Very much appreciated to you all.
To All Members
Fullbore Christmas Shoot.
Please note, due to Covid 19, the last shoot of the year has now been cancelled.
Unfortunatley, we still do not have a date to go back shooting at Swallows, due to Covid, and not due to the damaged roof. Please keep checking the website for updates.
Please Note, To all members. If you need to contact any of the committee members, please either call, email or contact through the contact page, do not email or call Michelle, she is not on the committee, she only helps the club.
Dear NRA Member
Coronavirus Update 5th January 2021
Shooting Ranges Closed
Last night the Government ordered shooting ranges to close as part of the new lockdown regulations. Whilst disappointing it was not a surprise, with the daily reports of worryingly high numbers of COVID infections and hard-pressed hospital wards.
The closure of our Bisley range complex to civilian shooting includes all rifle ranges, the National Clay Shooting Centre, Bisley Shooting Ground, and armouries. Our training programmes, accommodation and catering will all be suspended during the lockdown.
The NRA will continue to support the Police and MOD during these difficult times.
Our staff will continue to work hard, Monday to Friday, to ensure that services to members and affiliated clubs are maintained; and that the ranges are primed and ready when restrictions are eased. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries.
We have pencilled mid-March as our best guess for the first shoots of 2021; and hope a successful vaccination campaign will ease pressure on those who work for our terrific NHS and other essential services.
We will publish further updates as circumstances change on the NRA website https://nra.org.uk/news-2/ and social media channels.
As we collectively hunker down for what will be a challenging few weeks, our thoughts and best wishes are with the target shooting community. Take good care of yourself, your family and friends; we look forward to happy days back on the ranges soon as the days lengthen and weather warms.
And finally, without any sense of irony, Happy New Year.
Secretary General, National Rifle Association
Chief Executive, National Shooting Centre
The club would like to thank Swallows, especially Crag for all of the work that has been done so far in the projectle room. there is more to come, but the improvements so far have made a big difference.
Please see below email which has been sent to us by one of our members.
Like to thank Paul and the committee for getting the new stair lift fitted we tend to forget what the committee does for us in the back ground as a club and the help that the club/committee as given me has been much appreciated Many Thanks Doug