Dear Member,

NLRC news email number 56 – 5.1.20

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 2019 F Class Club Championship (16 November) results

The winners were:

F TR – Asad Wahid

F Open – John Howe.

Congratulations to both!


Electricity dispute

You will remember that the club has been concerned for years that the NRA, who supply electricity to the clubhouse, may have been charging the club more for electricity than is permitted by the terms of our lease.

The club’s solicitors wrote to the NRA asking that they disclose documents supporting the charges that they have made in recent years and subsequently sought the court’s help to secure this disclosure. The matter was considered at a court hearing on 3rd December. The court decided not to require the NRA to disclose these documents. Unfortunately, the court also required the club to pay part of the NRA’s costs.

The NRA has now provided copies of its electricity suppliers’ invoices for 2013 to date and the club’s committee is working through them.

The NRA and the club are pursuing “expert determination” as the means to resolve the dispute itself as required by our lease. A suitable expert has been identified and his instructions are being prepared. It is hoped that the remaining documents the club is seeking will be disclosed early in this process. When the club has all the documents it requires, it will be in a better position to understand what has been happening.


Subscriptions and tabs

Thank you to the many members who have paid their 2020 subs and fees and cleared their tabs.

Members are asked to clear their tabs at the year end. Members should be able to see the balance on their tab in the members’ database by following the guide emailed by the Hon. Sec. On line tab payments are currently being updated every few days in the members’ database. Payments by cheque take longer to work through and show in the database.


Wappenshaw, Christmas lunch and Nick Jeff’s memorial (7 December)

After dusk, Nick Jeffs’s ashes were launched over Stickledown by rocket. Wind from 11 o’clock was strong and could be tricky.

The excellent Christmas lunch was well attended and included a visit from Santa (thank you Jamie!).

Before lunch there was shooting Wappenshaw at 600x and on Winans A and B Ranges.


Gift of Match Rifle

Chris Law has very kindly donated to the club an excellent Accuracy International Match Rifle and scope. It is available for use through shooting discipline Captains.


Reloading - Prometheus 2 precision powder measure

David Friend’s kind gift of a Prometheus 2, serviced by Alan Wey and Lee Sayce, and now fitted to an adjustable base donated by Alan, is installed in the Reloading Room and ready for use. Please observe the conditions of use – familiarising yourself with its operation before using. This is not a piece of kit where you read the instructions only after you have got into trouble! For more information, see the Prometheus website under FAQs and “Is there an instructional video?”.

Talk to Alan Wey about a briefing if you would like to make use of it. Contact


Reload room and probationary training

Alan Wey ran a successful theory Probationer Course recently and is hoping to run another similar course as soon as possible. Any potential participants should contact Alan to arrange a suitable date:


Upcoming events

The club’s first shoot of the new year is a Gallery Rifle shoot on the morning of Sunday 12th January on Melville Range. Contact me for details.


Clubhouse opening

Clubhouse services are reduced until the spring. Bar service and food are available only if booked in advance. Members can get access into the clubhouse by using their key fob to open the Ladies Lounge external door. The coffee machine in the Bar remains available. The Gunroom is open as usual. The Reloading Room is open at any time to those with their key fob access enabled in the system. The drying room in the same building is also open at any time. The door code is 45123. Note that water will be turned off to the outside facility to remove the risk from freezing pipes in the cold weather. The loos in the clubhouse will remain available.

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

Members can contact the Stewards by email or ‘phone. 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. However, at this time of the year the Stewards may be taking time off and may take longer to reply to messages.

 A Happy New Year to all members!


Christopher Leighton

NLRC Chairman



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