GASRPC

Coronavirus Update - Friday 15th May 2020

In order to ensure the safety of our members as lockdown is adjusted in England, and in compliance with the latest Government and National Governing Body guidance, your GASRPC committee is working to implement an outdoor range management system which we hope will allow Sneedham's Green to open as soon as it is safe to do so under what will become a 'new normal' for 2020.

At least three key elements will need to be in place before the first formal re-opening session:
1. Range Officer supervision to manage numbers, at least initially;
2. A web-based booking system, which can be modified as demand and circumstances permit;
3. Social distancing measures, including safe access routes and floor markings plus hand and shooting surface sanitation capacity.

The NSRA, to whom the GA is affiliated and the body which certifies our range, has issued comprehensive guidance for re-opening to all clubs and affiliates. This is available on their website at: https://www.nsra.co.uk/index.php/news/233-administration/2878-nsra-guidance-for-reopening-clubs. In order for members to appreciate the complexities of what GASRPC range management will have to go through to meet our responsibilities and liabilities we would recommend taking a look.

Until informed otherwise though, and despite all our pent-up longing to get back out and shoot, the Sneedham's Green range has to remain closed. Believe us - we will do our best!
Please keep an eye on the GASRPC website for further information and do contact Paul Balmer at tetburyrpc@outlook.com or Nigel Brooks at calibreguns.co.uk@gmail.com to volunteer RO services or any other support.

Stay well.
Paul Balmer, GASRPC Chair.


 

The Gloucestershire Association of Small-bore Rifle & Pistol Clubs (GASRPC) is a UK based charity that encourages, promotes and fosters a healthy, recreational interest in the sport of small-bore rifle, air rifle and air pistol shooting in the UK.

We are here to help develop those that wish to improve their skills in these disciplines by providing instruction and practice in ranges throughout the County and to encourage new people to take up the sport. Visit our Affiliated Clubs page to find a club near you!

What we offer:

  • Website and contact for all affiliated clubs
  • The use of the fully approved and insured 50m county range
  • Co-ordination of services e.g. coaching, scorer’s courses, shooter development, etc
  • Gloucestershire County Leagues for prone, air pistol and LSR
  • The opportunity for individuals to represent Gloucestershire in prone, Air Rifle, Air Pistol and LSR with NSRA or similar leagues
  • Trophies and prizes issued by the county for competitions
  • A centre of knowledge and experience available for the support and representation of affiliated members and their shooting interests
  • Representation of affiliated members’ interests in Home Office and National Governing Body consultations.

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