Yesterday we launched our new online Membership Platform in association with Go Membership. As part of that launch we emailed every member who has provided us with an email address. The purpose of this was to inform you of these exciting new developments and improvements to our service and to explain how to logon to the system. It really is simple and quick.

If you haven’t for some reason seen the email please firstly check your junk mail. It may also be the case, for a variety of reasons, we do not hold an email address for you so in order to enable you to logon and start enjoying the benefits of the new system please CLICK HERE to confirm your name, membership number and email address. We will then send you the details all our Members and Affiliated Clubs need to control your own data and manage your information at any time.

We look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible so you can start using the new membership system straight away.

 

Throughout this year we have listened very carefully to your ideas and suggestions about how the NSRA needs to moderrnise. One of the most frequently mentioned topics is the need to renew and manage your Membership or Club Affiliation online. It is with great excitement we can announce our new Membership system will go live in early December and here is a taster of just some of the benefits you can expect. More information will follow shortly, including details of our new NSRA Rewards Scheme, so we look forward to improving our service to everybody associated with the NSRA. We believe this step is a turning point in how we communicate and work with our Members and Clubs and one you can start using straightaway for this year’s Renewal. We hope we have provided you with some positive news as this turbulent year draws to a close.

Poster copy

Thank you to everybody who has applied to attend this year’s virtual AGM which will take place at 12.00 on Saturday 28 November. We will be contacting successful applicants next week (commencing 23 November) to confirm arrangements including how to join the meeting. We will accommodate as many of you as possible to maximise the attendance. Please also note details of the rearranged Shooting Council were posted earlier this week (now taking place on Saturday 30 January 2021)

Amend: We are pleased to confirm our Zoom account will be upgraded to ensure everyone who wishes to attend the AGM can do so.

Due to the ongoing Lockdown restrictions and with a number of staff self-isolating following a positive test for Covid-19 we have decided to rearrange the next Shooting Council. This was due to take place at 14.00 on Saturday 28 November but has now been moved to Saturday 30 January. A time will be confirmed in due course along with the format for the meeting but if you have any questions in the meantime please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We appreciate your understanding concerning this change and just wanted to provide Members with as much notice as possible. The AGM will go ahead as planned at 12.00 on Saturday 28 November.

We are pleased to confirm the renewal documentation will be mailed to you this Friday, 20 November so you will receive it in the next few days. Due to current Lockdown restrictions please complete and return as soon as possible to allow the small team still working to process each renewal in plenty of time for your affiliation to continue as before or with any changes you request. If you have any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Some Club Secretaries have contacted BlueFin Sport directly and we ask you send any questions to our email address as BlueFin are unable to deal with enquiries of this sort. Many thanks for your understanding.

The following is part of the Government announcement that comes into force on 5 November 2020 to help prevent the spread of Covid19. 

To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close. These include:

…..”indoor and outdoor leisure facilities such as bowling alleys, leisure centres and gyms, sports facilities including swimming pools, golf courses and driving ranges, dance studios, stables and riding centres, soft play facilities, climbing walls and climbing centres, archery and SHOOTING RANGES [in England], water and theme parks”……..

This means all SHOOTING RANGES in England must close from 5 November for at least four weeks.

We are constantly monitoring the situation and will publish new guidance as soon as clubs are allowed to open again. 

Stay safe.

Following the latest Government announcement on Saturday evening we would like to confirm the changes we are implementing from today.

  1. The Lord Roberts Centre will remain closed in advance of the new restrictions which take effect at 12.01am on Thursday 5 November. NSRA Aldersley will also close at 20.30 on Monday 2 November
  2. The NSRA Shop will close today at 15.00 until restrictions are lifted
  3. Customers will be able to continue placing orders on www.nsrashop.co.uk although deliveries will take longer than normal so your patience will be greatly appreciated
  4. Sales enquiries can be placed via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and these will be monitored as regularly as possible
  5. The NSRA offices are now closed so no phone calls or departmental emails will be answered
  6. If you have an enquiry which is urgent then please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will reply as soon as possible
  7. Please keep checking the website www.nsra.co.uk and social media for further updates
  8. Future updates will include information about the AGM scheduled for 28 November at 12.00pm and Membership and Club Affiliation Renewal
  9. New guidance notes to Clubs and Shooters will be published shortly
  10. The lastest Covid-19 restrictions are due to be reviewed by Government on or before 2 December 2020

In the meantime we would like to thank everybody for your understanding and support and please keep safe and well in the coming weeks.

Hattie, Adam and Ben each won £100 worth of NSRA vouchers for completing our recent Phase 1 Survey for NSRA Members and potential Members of the future. Nearly 4000 of you completed the survey, which was an amazing response and we thank you for your support.

Three winners

Don’t forget the Phase 2 Survey for affiliated Clubs, Counties and Associations closes on 26 October so if you are a Secretary and have already completed the survey then thank you. You are not alone as over 200 Clubs have already done so not to mention over 30 Counties and Associations. Please do take part as your views and ideas will help shape the future of the NSRA and the role we play in serving the Shooting Community. You too also have an opportunity to win a £100 NSRA Voucher for your Club. County or Association and this will be drawn after the survey has closed on 26 October.

If you are a Club, County or Association Secretary and want to participate in this vital consultation process then now is the time to do so.

It couldn’t be simpler.....

Club Secretaries please CLICK HERE

County & Association Secretaries please CLICK HERE

Thank you in anticipation of your involvement, the Phase 1 Survey results are available in the latest issue of On Target or you can download a copy here. 

In order to gather in as many completed surveys as possible from Club, County and Association Secretaries we have extended the closing date to 23.59 on Sunday 1 November. So if you haven’t taken the survey yet you still have time to do so. A number of Secretaries, when completing Phase 1, indicated their wish to take part in the next stage so we encourage everyone to do exactly that as the more contributions we receive the bigger influence you will have over the future purpose and direction of the NSRA. 

If you are a Club, County or Association Secretary and want to participate in this vital consultation process then now is the time to do so.

It couldn’t be simpler.....

Club Secretaries please CLICK HERE

County & Association Secretaries please CLICK HERE

Thank you in anticipation of your involvement, the Phase 1 Survey results are available in the latest issue of On Target or you can download a copy here. 

Following the first ever virtual Shooting Council Meeting on 25 July and minutes that followed shortly after, the Board of Management felt it would be beneficial to publish a short summary of the key messages that emanated from the meeting. Please click here to read the summary which is part of our ongoing efforts to improve communication with our Membership and the wider Shooting Community.

 

Metropolitan PoliceThe Metropolitan Police have issued the following warning following a very serious crime involving a Firearms Certificate holder:-

On Saturday 5th September 2020 a licenced FAC holder advertised a gun for sale on Gun Star, one of the well-known sites for sales of lawfully owned guns. The advert was answered by two males and the holder arranged for a meeting at his home address. He cordially invited said males into the address where he showed the gun and his certificate. Sadly what happened next would have been a shock to any person.

The new Manager of NSRA Aldersley

Paul Horbury

My name is Paul Horbury and I’ve been involved with Small-bore shooting since my early teens...

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