Dear Members

As promised, a further quick update from my last report.

Following our recent committee meeting the date and time for the official opening of the new ranges will be:

SATURDAY 7TH AUGUST at 2:30 p.m.

Lord Clifford of Chudleigh will perform the opening ceremony and there will be a buffet after. All members and their families will be welcome BUT please let Lindsay know that you intend to come as we need to know numbers ideally 2 weeks before the event.

The project has been funded with grants from Sport England and Viridor Credits, alongside loans and donations from club members. A small group of hardworking members have been working on fitting out the ranges and pushing the project along during the difficult year that we have just experienced. This is an opportunity to thank all those who have given their time, energy, and hard work to create, what is now, a most impressive range complex, rivalling anything that is currently available in the South West of England. The ranges have enough capacity to host local, regional, and possibly National level matches, with the best shooters in the country competing at our facility. Please support this event.

We have had 2 evenings for inducting new/prospective members and they went very well. It would be good to be able to “buddy up” these new members with existing members who know the ropes and can be on the end of a phone or help them when they are on the range. If you feel you could help with this then again please contact Lindsay.

Work on the ranges continues and you will see that we now have a nice new path to the new ranges so we do not have to clamber over mounds of earth and blocks etc anymore. Any offers of help with the continued fit out of the range and tidying the surrounding area would be very welcome. Let’s give a big push of support towards the day of opening so we can show ourselves off at our best!

Best Regards

Mike