General News May 2020
Fareham Borough Council have given us permission to start shooting again outdoors at Hunts Pond Road. They are happy so long as we abide by the recent AGB rules, of which more later (or help yourself on their website). If we can re-start on Sunday 7th June we will have missed 34/150 shooting opportunities for our normal membership fee of £80 all inclusive, more of that later. Other clubs are waiting for permission to open from venue owners, and Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales ranges are still closed so we are relatively lucky and grateful to FBC for a quick and positive decision.
Your committee met at the field on 30 May. The field has been tidied up and the markings, shooting and boss spots and distance markers, refreshed. Bosses have been glued to reduce splintering. New target faces have been placed on 6 foam bosses. The committee has revised the club risk assessment and it is on our website.
Action by you
We now need you, please, to rejoin the club, and to indicate if you will shoot outdoors over the Summer, and indoors later.
Please go to the Members’ Area, and find the instructions to re-join and pay.
Please go to the Members’ Area and read the Temporary Rules of Shooting.
Please go to the Members’ Area and read about the Booking System.
We have appealed to AGB HAA and SCAS to consider reductions in affiliation fees for the year 1 October 2020 to 30 Sep 2021. Except for HAA the replies so far are not hugely encouraging, but all their clubs are in the same boat so hopefully common sense will prevail. HAA has halved their affiliation fees.
Please visit Archery GB website and download and read the “Returning to Archery – Phase 1 – Restricted Shooting – Guidance notes for Archers Version1 13 May 2020”
Beginners’ courses, and one to one coaching closer than 2 metres, cannot restart for the time being.
We were obviously not able to hold our AGM on 17 April, but the annual accounts are also on the website, members area. Your committee is remaining in post until a new committee can be elected.