NLRC news email number 47 – 3.5.19

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This year’s AGM took place on Saturday 27th April. It was good to see so many members there. The club’s existing officers were re-elected and Nigel Cole-Hawkins became a Trustee joining David Bentata and Peter Thompson. Joanna Hossack, James McCosh, Lee Sayce and Alan Wey were elected to the committee. Many thanks to previous committee members Sarah Cheslyn-Curtis, Nick Jeffs and Michael Loch. The 2019 Accounts were available in draft. Some minor changes to the club’s Rules were agreed.

New Stewards

Martin and Alison Lloyd are now in residence at the clubhouse as our Stewards. Please make yourself know to them when you visit the clubhouse and make them feel welcome!

Members with young children

As part of our efforts to make the club as welcoming as possible, we are looking into ways in which we can improve our facilities for members with young children. More on this to come, but in the meantime, if you have any suggestions or requests, please contact Joanna Hossack (

Reload room training

All spaces on the next Reloading Course on Saturday 25th May have now been taken. They went really quickly. If you are interested in a future course, please contact and we will offer you the next available. Courses are in the clubhouse and Reloading Room. Alan Wey runs them, and they cost a nominal £10, which is a real bargain. The course lasts last most of the day, depending on the amount of discussion, with a break for lunch.

Upcoming events

The Spring Guest Day will be on Saturday 11th May. There will be shoots for members and guests on gallery and open ranges as usual and a lunch at the clubhouse.

Clubhouse opening

The clubhouse will be open each weekend from this weekend onwards. It will be unlocked at 0700 and locked again at 2300 Saturdays and 1900 Sundays. Saturday and Sunday breakfast is available from 0700 to 0830 and lunch will be available from the bar from 1200 to 1400. When the club is not booked in the evenings for dinner functions, we will be offering reasonably priced bar meals on Saturday nights.

The Reloading Room is open at any time to those with their key fob access enabled in the system. The lavatory and drying room in the same building are also open at any time. The door code is 45123.

Accommodation is available as usual by prior arrangement.

If you are planning a birthday party or similar or your business wants a corporate day, please consider the North – the Stewards will be delighted to hear from you.

Gunroom access

The Gunroom is available to members with fob access from 0700 to 1900 every day, including Mondays and Tuesdays. However, on request, it may be possible to reset the fob system to allow someone access after 1900 if there is a particular reason on a particular day. Please contact the Stewards in the first instance, giving at least 3 days clear notice.


Stewards’ availability

The Stewards will normally be available between Wednesday and Friday from 0900 to 1700 and Saturday and Sunday 0800 to 2000. Their contact details are: The club ‘phone number remains 01483 473117.

The club ‘phone is in the Committee Room but the Stewards have a wireless handset. In any case, there is an answerphone capability. If you leave a message, please be sure you say enough to identify yourself clearly “It’s Paul, ring me” probably won’t work! The Stewards aim to respond to emails and to messages left on the answer machine within one normal working day.



Christopher Leighton

NLRC Chairman



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