Range maintenance and tree planting update, June 2020

Range maintenance and tree planting, May 2020

Tim Gardener, Mike Suggett and others have been carrying out essential maintenance and tree planting works during our period of closure. But more help is needed to continue with the work. Please see Rod's latest secretary's update for more information.

25m range refurbishment, April 2019

We have filled ALL the bullet holes on the woodwork, treated the metalwork, installed new numbering and want Members to be more careful with their aim to avoid further degradation of this framework !

Previously it is apparent that someone had acted carelessly in targeting the numbers on the framework.

Club Officials will be undertaking regular inspections and will take action if we see any deliberate misuse of the range equipment.


PS - a big thank you to my Father for helping with the refurbishment, especially filling over 100 bullet holes !

Range flooding, November 2018

Following recent heavy rainfall, the 50m range flooded to unprecedented levels. With the electricity supply inoperative to the Pit Sump Pump and any more rainfall, we could be faced with half of our ranges closed due to flooding !

We need to excavate the trench to the south of the 50m range. 4 hours work has already been carried out, some of the blockage was moved and water started to flow again into the sump near the road. However, more work is needed before winter sets in.

Work details will be scheduled for every Wednesday afternoon, and volunteers are needed, but please confirm with Tim Gardener before attending.

Range Maintenance July 2018

A big thank you to all of those who helped this week on the range maintenance and for those who provided us with refreshments and moral support !

The 50m stop butt has been overhauled, the turning targets are now functioning and the range is now looking the best it has for many years, the other ranges will follow !

More help needed while the weather is so pleasant, please contact me if you have any spare time. As always we do our best to avoid any disruption to shooting so weekdays are best.


Tim, Assistant Range Maintenance