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 ! IMPORTANT INFORMATION !

Offensive and dangerous weapons: new legislation – GOV.UK  Link below

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/offensive-and-dangerous-weapons-new-legislation

IMPORTANT NOTICE  REGARDING SESSION SUSPENSION

Costains, Network Rail’s main contractor are undertaking substantial engineering works on our and our neighbour’s land. This work is to stabilise the bank down to the  railway line. Our car park is effectively a building site with heavy plant being used. We have been requested by Network Rail to avoid the use of the club during the day from 07.00 to 18.00. The committee has therefore decided that the Tuesday, Wednesday morning and afternoon sessions will be suspended until further notice. We are in contact with Network Rail and will regularly review the situation to restore these sessions as soon as possible. Evening and weekend sessions are not affected. The Air Rifle range remains closed at all times until further notice.

Work now started !

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR MEMBERS AGED 70 PLUS

Please view the document on this link.

BACKSTOPS

As a result of the installation of new backstops there has been no change to the current safety rules and it remains compulsory that safety glasses are worn at all club shoots and venues and for all types of shooting. Please note that standard prescription glasses are not considered to be safety glasses and extra protection must be worn over these or alternative prescription safety glasses must be obtained.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please see our updated terms and conditions, cookie policy and privacy policy for the use of this website.

SAFETY CODE UPDATE

Please see the updated safey code which is now available for download in the members section.

VOLUNTEERS

Would any member who is able to assist the club please refer to the members section

HERITAGE STATUS

The Club has been awarded Heritage status and is now up and running.  Anyone wishing to become involved should contact the Secretary.

COMMITTEE MEETING

The next committee meeting will be held on 23rd November 2017 commencing 19:30.

PLEASE NOTE that the Committee  meetings are  held at the East Hastings Sea Angling Club The Stade Hastings TN34 3JF

RANGE OFFICERS

Our Range Officers have attended and passed a workplace first aid refresher course provided by Emergency life Support Team Ltd (www.elst.co.uk). As a number of the Range Officers are also Range Conducting Officers, this means that the club continues to have the required first aid cover for the full bore shoots.

SECURITY OF AIRGUNS

New guidance to prevent under 18’s accessing airguns.

Airguns must be locked up. The government has introduced a new offence to stop under 18’s gaining unauthorised use of airguns.

From the 10th February 2011 owners are liable to a £1000 fine if they fail to take reasonable precautions to prevent airguns falling into the hands of under 18’s.

 A definition of reasonable precautions will depend on each individual case and cannot be defined at this time. However it is suggested that the following criteria will apply.

Store airguns out of sight and separate from pellets.

Use a robust lockable cupboard and keep keys separate and secure.

Store airguns inside a house rather than in a garden shed.

Do not store loaded airguns.

When shooting always keep the airgun in sight and never leave unattended.

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