Individual Club membership currently costs £30 per annum. If you decide within the first month of membership that you don't want to continue, we will cancel your membership and refund your fee, minus a £5.00 charge. Members also pay a £1 range fee for each visit, and can purchase ammunition from the club. Your ammunition will be stored securely until your next visit as it cannot be removed from the premises unless it is entered on a Firearms Certificate (FAC).
To join the club, your first step should be to contact the Secretary, John Adams. You will be invited to the club during a normal shooting session so that you can see how we operate. You will be given an application form to fill in, and the details will be explained to you.
When you join, you will be a Provisional Member. You will be asked to keep a record of your attendances on your membership card, and will be expected to undergo a programme of instruction. For prone rifle, this normally takes place at weekends rather than during normal club shooting sessions. After 6 months, your membership will be reviewed, and if you have shown that you have attended regularly and have been instructed successfully in the various aspects of shooting, including acting safely and responsibly at all times, you will be given Full membership. If you have not met the conditions above, you may be asked to remain a provisional member for a further period, or (in extreme cases) your membership may be revoked. Part or all of this process may be relaxed, at the discretion of the management committee, for FAC holders with suitable references from another approved rifle club.
Full membership is necessary before applying to the Police for a Firearms Certificate, which allows you to posess your own firearm and ammunition. The club has several rifles and other equipment that members may use free of charge if they do not have their own.