Good afternoon and welcome to The British Deer Society

South East England

South East England

Branch information and events

Information on the British Deer Society (BDS) South East England branch including events, news, and contacts.

The BDS SE E Branch stand at Richmond Park

Events

Please note that branch events may not be going ahead due to Covid-19 pandemic. 

12th July 

Range Day pm only

22nd November

Christmas Shoot

Branch Committee 

Chairman Derek Stimpson d.stimpson@bdsbranches.org.uk  07720 813989
Vice-Chairman  Sean Woodger       
Treasurer David Jennings       
Secretary Neil Macfarlane n.macfarlane@bdsbranches.org.uk  07970 666169

Additional committee members

Adrian Dagger
Tim Cooper
Daniel Francis
Joe Dale
Glen Poland

Branch Areas

Postcode Area
BN Brighton
BR Bromley
CR Croydon
CT Canterbury
DA Dartford
GU1 - GU9 Guildford
GU13 Guildford
GU15 - GU16 Guildford
GU18 - GU20 Guildford
GU23 - GU25 Guildford
GU27 - GU29 Guildford
GU36 - GU45 Guildford
GU48 - GU50 Guildford
GU53 and above Guildford
HA Harrow
KT Kingston upon Thames
ME Medway
NW London
RH Redhill
SE London
SM Sutton
SW London
TN Tonbridge
TW Twickenham
UB Uxbridge
W London
WC London
WD Watford

Members will be allocated to the area in which they live, however they may choose their branch or be registered in two or more if they so wish.

News

AGM and Range Events

"SE E Branch AGM took place at the BSRC Bisley on 8th February following a well-attended range day.

The existing Officers and Committee were re-elected. 

Derek Stimpson      Chairman       

Sean Woodger       Vice-Chairman 

David Jennings      Treasurer         

Neil Macfarlane      Secretary                         

Adrian Dagger        Committee                         

Tim Cooper            Committee   

Daniel Francis        Committee   

Joe Dale                 Committee   

Glen Poland           Committee   

We will run three more events at BSRC on Bisley ranges. More details follow but meanwhile here are the dates for your diaries.

  • Stalkers Shoot Sunday 10th May 
  • Range Day pm only Sunday 12th July 
  • Christmas Shoot Sunday 22nd November

 We expect to be at several shows again this year and more news follows as dates are confirmed.”

Shows

Our show schedule came to an end at Ardingly on October 6. Sadly the organisers of the Biddenden Tractorfest have confirmed that the 2019 show will be their last, but at this stage, it is anticipated that we will continue to be represented at The Kent County, Edenbridge & Oxted, and Ardingly Autumn Shows, with more potentially to be added. Please continue to watch the website for updates.

We are very grateful as always to Sean Woodger, Joe Dale, Daniel Francis and the rest of the team supporting them. This is a key service for both members and the public and a huge amount of work goes into preparing for and running the stand to such a high standard across a range of venues.

Requests for advice

Throughout the year we received a number of requests for information, advice or help, from members of the public and also from the media. We aim where possible to provide a quick and informed response. This requires significant time and effort but the branch is committed to ensuring these requests are addressed promptly and correctly so that the BDS continues to be seen as the appropriate point of call for those with deer-related queries or issues.

Items for the stand

We make our usual request for antlers, skins, or other deer related items for the stand for next year. These really do make the display stand out, and are often exchanged for donations to the BDS. The new show season will be upon us soon, so we are looking to stock up again. You can be assured that items will be very gratefully received by the team.

Email

Finally, a call for all members to please ensure that we have an up to date email address for you on our records as this is the main channel for communication and reminders for events. This really does simplify matters, and the associated cost savings means funds are available for more pressing needs. If your contact details have changed please email membership@bds.org.uk