Dear Member,


NLRC news email number 43 – 16.11.18


If you have any points you would like to make about this (or the club more generally), please send me an email to or a text or call on 07475 080896. I would love to hear from you.



Andrew Shelley, the NLRC Steward, will be leaving the club over the winter, probably in late February. Andrew has been our Steward for over 8 years. Andrew is leaving to start a new life further north with his partner. He has been an integral part of the club and will be sorely missed. We wish them both every success for the future

Any member who wishes to contribute to a leaving gift for Andrew should send it to the Treasurer at the club or by on line payment (banking details same as on Wappenshaw entries and subs renewal forms) with reference “Andy gift”. We plan to hold an event in February to say goodbye to Andrew and to present him with the leaving gift.

The Committee is considering how best to replace Andrew. Two particular options are to recruit two Stewards to run the club, as had been done for many years until David Anderson left, or to recruit one Manager, as has been done on some previous occasions.

Either way, it is clear we will need to attract and employ one or two people. If you know of someone who would be interested and might be suitable, please contact me. Experience in the hospitality industry would be important. Particular personal characteristics would be integrity and self-motivation. Given the challenging outlook for clubs at Bisley, this is not suitable for someone looking for a quiet life!


Members’ events

Yusef Ali has kindly agreed to lead the club’s efforts to attract members’ events to the clubhouse. If you would like the club to host an event for you, please get in touch through me. If anyone else would like to get involved, please contact me.



Funds permitting, the Committee is keen to improve the accessibility of the club and its activities to people who may, for example, find the steps at the entrance off-putting. At present we only have a portable access ramp. We had some advice a few months ago and could do with a follow up if anyone either has relevant experience or knows someone who does. We have in mind replacing the steps at the old entrance with a ramp, changing a front entrance door sill to provide step-free access and changing the privacy door arrangements for at least one stall in each loo. There is also the possibility of providing a separate, more suitable loo.


F Class programme

This year's NLRC F Class Championships will be held on the 17th and 18th November. More information, if you have not already received it, from

You may be aware that the members running the club's F Class programme have had health and work challenges this year which have slowed down delivery of events. In future, the club's F class Captain, Martyn Johns, will be supported in his role by an F Class Committee including Asad Wahid, James McCosh, Adrian Godfrey, Stuart Smithson and Tim Stewart. They plan to hold F Class events every 4 weeks starting on Saturday 2nd February 2019. These will include entering an NLRC team for the 2019 F Class Imperial in July and NLRC F Class Championships in October (depending on target availability).


Upcoming events

The club’s Wappenshaw and Christmas lunch will be on 1st December. Entries must be received by Saturday 24th November. The TR Captain has issued details I hope to see you there.


Clubhouse opening

From now on, clubhouse services will be 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 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.

You are very welcome to book the clubhouse for your events, again by prior arrangement.


Steward’s availability

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

The Steward aims to respond to an email within one normal working day. The club ‘phone is in the Committee Room but the Steward now has 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 Steward aims to respond to messages left on the answer machine within one normal working day.




Christopher Leighton

NLRC Chairman



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