We are a small shooting club based in Kent, with the use of a projectile hall in a council run leisure centre where we meet once a week, for small-bore shooting (0.22 prone)  We also have a Full-bore section that shoots regularly at Bisley, in Surrey, once a month during the spring, summer and autumn months. The section runs both practice shoots and matches against other clubs, and has members with a wide spectrum of ability and experience. Both sections see the training of novice and less experienced shooters as a priority.

 

 

To all members. Please note that all contacts to relevant committee members should be made via the contact page and not via phone calls or messages to be passed on.

The website is for member's use, to find information and also for members to contact the committee

 

 

We are looking into a privacy page where only full paid members can go onto and send emails to certain committee members via the website.

P Ballard

 

 

WEB SITE

THE WEBSITE IS THE MAIN WAY THE COMMITTEE

COMMUNICATES WITH THE MEMBERSHIP. WE WOULD

ENCOURAGE ALL MEMBERS TO CHECK THE WEBSITE REGULARLY

FOR NEWS AND UPDATES. THE ADDRESS IS

www.woodstockrpc.co.uk.

 

Membership is now re-open, fullbore/smallbore.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Woodstock Rifle & Pistol Club

02 Sunchyme

Updated 2nd April 2020

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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

 

Paul Ballard

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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

 

DUE TO THE LATEST GOVERMENT GUIDE LINES, GYMS AND LEISURE CENTRES, HAVE BEEN TOLD TO CLOSE THEIR DOORS, SO UNFORTUNATLEY, THERE WILL BE KNOW CLUB SHOOTING AT THE LEISURE CENTRE AND AT BISLEY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE KEEP CHECKING THE WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFO. PLEASE NOTE, FULLBORE SHOOTING HAS NOW BEEN STOPPED.

 

THE AGM IS CANCELLED

 

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: 2nd April 2020

 

Please see below the latest update which has been posted on the NRA website and other social media platforms this afternoon:

 

 

Coronavirus Update: 2 April 2020

 

We at the NRA hope you, your family and friends are all well during these difficult times. Our thoughts are with those affected; our admiration for those front-line workers fighting the pandemic; and our respect for those serving their local communities.

 

We are all coming to terms with the “new normal” that has turned our usual lives upside down. Sentiments have moved from unsettled, to worry, then unease, but I now sense a growing mood of determination to see our way through the restrictions to the time when we can see our extended families and friends, go to work, and enjoy activities we previously took for granted.

 

Target shooting is on pause, ranges across the country are eerily quiet, and clubs are waiting for the red light to turn to green. The NRA, like many other charities, is experiencing exceptional challenges that threaten our future. Hard decisions have been made, and more lie ahead. 60 of our terrific staff have been furloughed and are at home with their families; 17 are working from home or Bisley to serve our membership and affiliates, and maintain Bisley ranges and infrastructure.

 

We are determined to remain available and accessible; phone calls, letters and emails will be answered! The ranges and property at Bisley are being carefully maintained to allow shooting to return as soon as restrictions are lifted.

 

The NRA, like many other charities, is experiencing considerable financial stress. Although the Association is thankfully solvent, we have been obliged to arrange financing to cover cash shortfalls that will arise from the lengthy closedown of our ranges over the busiest months of the year. The continuing support of our members and affiliates will be critical, and we have been heartened with the messages of support received over the last few days.

 

Closing the ranges, furloughing staff, and cancelling all competitions until September made for a miserable week. Losing the Imperial was a special blow; it survived many National crises in the past, which highlighted, if anyone was unaware, the extraordinary circumstances we are all experiencing.

 

NSC and NRA staff are now focused on the future; resetting thousands of range bookings, rescheduling training courses, servicing targetry and other range infrastructure, and exploring options for an autumn series of competitions. We have even seeded the unattractive NCSC clay ranges, and I find myself for once praying for Bisley rain to chit the grass seed. There is no certainty when our ranges will open, but we will be ready whenever the restrictions are lifted.

 

Target shooting away from Bisley faces similar challenges, and staff have been busy fielding calls from club officials. Sport England has just announced a new fund to support sports clubs experiencing short term financial hardship or closure; see the NRA website for further details.

 

Finally good luck, and best wishes from us all. We hope you and yours stay well, and look forward to welcoming you back to Bisley soon.

 

Andrew Mercer

Secretary General, National Rifle Association

Chief Executive, National Shooting Centre

 

 

Dear NRA Member

Coronavirus Update: 26th March 2020

 

Please see below the latest update which has been posted on the NRA website and other social media platforms this morning:

 

 

Membership Services, Armouries and Cancellation of Competitions and Training

Earlier this week we announced on the NRA website the suspension of all civilian shooting on rifle and shotgun ranges operated by the National Shooting Centre at Bisley; military and police firearms training on Bisley ranges will continue.

 

Please note the following:-

 

Membership and NRA / NSC Services

NRA / NSC staff will continue to provide assistance by telephone, email and post during normal office hours, Monday to Friday. We have decided to “furlough” many of our staff due to the reduction in activities at Bisley; they will hunker down at home to wait for the virus to ebb away.

 

Competition and Training Cancellations

We have decided to cancel all NRA competitions and training courses up to 31st August; this includes the Imperial and Phoenix meetings. This decision has not been taken lightly; however the health and well-being of competitors, officials and staff must be our priority. We will keep the position under review in the hope we can offer a suite of “post corona” competitions in the autumn. Training courses will recommence when it is safe to do so. Payments made for courses, accommodation and Phoenix Arms Fair stands will be carried forward or refunded.

 

Armouries

Firearms stored in the NRA armouries can be accessed by prior arrangement only, Monday to Friday.

 

These arrangements will be subject to constant review; further updates will be posted to the NRA website and Facebook page.

 

Andrew Mercer

Secretary General, National Rifle Association

Chief Executive, National Shooting Centre

 

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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.