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East Anglia

East Anglia

Branch information and events

For your future information we hold range days second Saturday of the month February to September, except for July when it will be the first Saturday.

2018 Events  

10 Feb Range Day and Branch AGM, Euston range
10 Mar Range Day 
10 Apr Norfolk Schools “Spring Fling” 
14 Apr Range Day 
19 Apr Suffolk Schools Show
28-29 Apr East Anglian Game Fair, Euston
12 May Range Day 
6 June Essex Schools Show 
9 June Range Day 
10 June Euston Rural Pastimes 
7 July Range Day 
11 Aug Range Day 
27 Aug Fenland Country Fair 
8 Sept Range Day 

 

Branch contacts

Chairman Nick Rout n.rout@bdsbranches.org.uk  
Secretary Pete Ansbro 

p.ansbro@bdsbranches.org.uk

 

News

Branch AGM - 10th February 2018

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the East Anglia Branch of the British Deer Society will be held following the February Range Day at Euston on Saturday 10th February 2018 at approximately 3 pm the range is off the A1088 between Fakenham Magna and Euston, on the left hand side heading north; there will be a BDS sign opposite the entrance. The most appropriate postcode for those using a satnav device is IP24 2QP.

Agenda
1. To receive apologies for absence
2. To confirm the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 11th March 2017 at The Euston Estate Rifle Range
3. To consider any matters arising from those Minutes
4. To receive the Chairman’s report
5. To receive the Treasurer’s report and to consider acceptance of the Branch accounts for 2017 these will be available at the meeting.
6. To elect a Chairman for the forthcoming year
7. To elect a Vice Chairman for the forthcoming year
8. To elect a Secretary for the forthcoming year
9. To elect a Treasurer for the forthcoming year
10. To elect Committee members for the forthcoming year
11. To consider and deal with any other business

The current Officers and Committee of the East Anglia Branch are as follows:

Chairman: Nick Rout
Vice Chair: William Gardiner
Secretary: Pete Ansbro
Treasurer: Roger Benson
Committee: Keith Graham (Range/Training Officer), Colin Barter, Mark Thackstone, Stuart Goode, Chris Rogers, Leigh Welch, Jonathon Tunmore and Adam Snare.

All of the above have indicated their willingness to stand for re-election and serve for a further twelve months. Other nominations (supported by a proposer and seconder) to be submitted in writing please, to the Branch Chairman by 3rd February 2018.

This years AGM will again, be held straight after the Range Day, this will give members who don't normally come to a range day to come to the range and experience what we do. The range will be in use all day, from 09.00 until 15.00 The entrance to the range is off the A1088 between Fakenham Magna and Euston, on the left hand side heading north; there will be a BDS sign opposite the entrance. The most appropriate postcode for those using a satnav device is IP24 2QP.

If you feel like bringing your rifle see below for the Range notice email.

Nick Rout

 

FEBRUARY RANGE DAY

Dear Branch Member,

The first range training day for 2018 will be on Saturday 10th February, at the range on the Euston Estate, near Thetford in Norfolk. There will be tea, coffee etc from 09.00 To help with the catering, please let me know if you plan to attend.

For your future information we hold range days second Saturday of the month February to September, except for July when it will be the first Saturday.

Details are as follows:

The range will be available all day, from 09.00 until 16.00, but if possible please book in by 12.00; the cost per person will be £20.00. The entrance to the range is off the A1088 between Fakenham Magna and Euston, on the left hand side heading north; there will be a BDS sign opposite the entrance.

The most appropriate postcode for those using a satnav device is IP24 2QP.

Shooting will be possible from distances of 180 metres and less, and there will be the opportunity to practice shooting from a variety of positions (e.g. prone, kneeling, sitting, standing, etc). There will also be a high seat on the range. Remember that this is a training day so if you want help or advice on any aspect of sporting rifle shooting, do ask.

Tip - when you arrive at Euston, park your car where indicated and take your kit to the range proper, where you sign in. It will save you a trek!

Because this range is on private land, you do NOT need a certificate of competence to shoot there, but be aware you must receive a range brief before being allowed to shoot.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you will be attending.

The range team look forward to meeting you.

Regards

Nick Rout
Chairman, BDS East Anglia Branch
n.rout@bdsbranches.org.uk

All 2018 Euston Range Days will be the 2nd Saturday except July which will be the 1st Saturday.

BRANCH EVENTS

10th February 2018      Range Day and Branch AGM
10th March 2018          Range Day
14th April 2018            Range Day
12th May 2018            Range Day
9th June 2018             Range Day
7th July 2018              Range Day
11th August 2018        Range Day
8th September 2018    Range Day

The Branch plans to be represented at the following public events:

Norfolk Schools “Spring Fling”      10th April 2018
Suffolk Schools Show                  19th April 2018
East Anglian Game Fair, Euston    28th & 29th April 2018
Essex Schools Show                    6th June 2018
Euston Rural Pastimes                 10th June 2018
Fenland Country Fair                   27th August Bank Holiday weekend

E-mail addresses needed

E-mail is the most cost-effective way of communicating, and will save the branch (and therefore BDS) money, which can be put to better use. Although we already have around 300 members’ e-mail addresses, there are 800 or so members in the branch. If you wish to be informed of forthcoming branch activities, please send your e-mail address to the Branch Secretary.