Due to the current lockdown situation (as of 10 January 2021), PARC will be remaining closed. This is likely to be until at least 31st March, though the committee will be monitoring the situation continually.
Membership fees will not be due until at least the 1st July 2021, though this could change yet again. The committee is looking at the level of fees, and will make a decision nearer the time. We will of course be taking into account the amount of shooting we have missed, but as yet we simply do not know just how much longer we will be closed.
Regrettably, the committee has had to make the decision that new members cannot be accepted for the foreseeable future, and definitely not whilst we operate under restrictions (as we did with bookings previously). This is in order to mitigate the risks to our existing membership.
Those members who paid in 2019, but were unable to renew in 2020 will be permitted to rejoin with no induction when the club opens. The fee will be set by the committee.
When the club opens, even under restrictions, we will permit the existing inductees on our books to finish their induction, but by invite only and in limited numbers at any one time. Inductees with 3 visits completed will be invited first, then those with 2, etc. Please note however that club guns will NOT be available.
With the latest announcement by the government of most local areas to PARC dropping into T3 restrictions, effectively we are back at where we were immediately prior to the National lockdown.
This means that the committee has reiterated its decision to remain closed for the safety and protection of our members. This will be extended to the end of 2020. As always, we will review the situation, subject to government guidelines changing, as soon as possible.
Also, the committee has made the decision to extend this year’s membership until March 31st 2021. No subs will be due until after that date.
It is to be hoped that with the roll out of mass vaccination, we can achieve the magical ‘herd immunity’ that will finally kill off the pandemic and allow us to get back to ‘normality’ (what’s that?!) as soon as possible.
The committee has made the decision to close PARC to all members from 00.01 on Monday 2nd November until further notice.
T3 restrictions mean we cannot remain open and comply with government guidelines. We also, of course, have a duty of care to all our members.
We hope you can understand the need for this course of action, and we can assure you we will monitor the situation and reopen at the earliest opportunity.
On behalf of the committee, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the marshals for their excellent work and diligent commitment. I have received a lot of comments from members who appreciate the hard work you have put in to ensure as safe an environment as possible.
Due to the government’s latest round of tiered restrictions, PARC committee have made the decision to not allow members from TIER 3 areas to visit the club.
This has been done to protect the rest of our members in line with government guidelines.
Also, the guidelines state that travel into and out of restricted areas should be avoided if possible.
We regret the necessity of such decisions, but we must act in a responsible manner for the welfare of our members.
We will monitor the situation and amend the restrictions as and when we can.
It contains all the information needed for you to book and attend a shooting session. In particular, pay attention to what information is needed to make a successful booking.
The guidelines are here:
PARC COVID-19 GUIDELINES
Also, note the NSRA guidelines and again check out the latest (17th September) reminder from them. This emphasises the need to follow the guidance, or it could invalidate our insurance!
We have had to implement a new way of accessing the site. Previously, the gate was opened 15 minutes prior to, and closed 15 minutes after, each session start time.
From Saturday morning, the 26th September, the new system will come into operation:
Members arriving on that session, and all subsequent sessions, will see a new lock fitted to the gate. This will have been fitted by the duty marshal when he arrived at the site. Members will have the code for this lock – it is the same one you got when you renewed your membership, or obtained full membership this year for our newer members. Look on your membership card or receipt if you can’t remember, and failing that, ring John Bennett, Rod Hornett or Paul Smart for a reminder.
In other words, during a session, the entry/exit method will be identical to pre-covid days, which means you let yourself in and CLOSE THE GATE behind you, every time.
So, you can arrive and leave at any time during a session without needing a marshal to let you in/out.
HOWEVER, please bear in mind you will still need to book. Turning up and letting yourself in without booking will result in you being asked to leave. Failure to comply will result in a suspension or ban from the club.
Naturally, you will still need to check in with the marshal(s) as you do now.
Hopefully, this will make things a little easier for you all, giving you the flexibility to arrive and depart as you please.
The good news is PARC can remain open, more or less as we are now!
There will be one or two relatively minor changes, but there will be little impact on members.
Quick edit – the only change we have had to make is to reduce by one the benches on the top indoor range by one, to two!
As from Saturday 5th September the Woodland course will revert back to stringed targets.
Please be aware that you can only pull the strings with a GLOVED hand or preferably with a hook. Failure to do so not only adds risk for those following you, but will result in a temporary suspension from the club.
Hooks can be homemade very easily from stout wire, or from a modified coat hangar.
Thanks to Rod Hornett and his hard working team for making this possible.
We are having a one off session for members on BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY (31st August). This will be from 08:00 to 12:00.
Usual booking rules apply via email@example.com
As we promised to add more openings as and when we could, we’re happy to announce an additional session.
Starting now you can book a WEDNESDAY session, from 10:00 to 13:00, the first Wednesday booking being the 29th July.