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letter from Andy Marsh, Chair of FELWEG

posted 9 Nov 2014, 11:19 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 9 Nov 2014, 11:19 ]
Attached is a letter from Andy Marsh, Chair of Firearms and Explosives Licensing Working Group (FELWG). There is a similar letter written in conjunction with Countryside Alliance.

The letter was sent to me by CC Andy Marsh's Staff Officer, with the following comments.

"As you maybe aware Chief Constable Andy Marsh and Sir Barney White-Spunner (the chair and chief exec of Countryside Alliance) drafted a joint letter on the national initiative and in particular the crimestoppers hotline aimed at informing certificate holders of an agreed and suitable solution. I would like to make you aware of the letter and hope you understand the sentiment and intentions in the letter. There is a clear message that the dedicated crimestoppers line is no longer in use. However we will remain to work with crimestoppers on campaigns around the risks in firearms licensing, but making use of the main crimestoppers line.

Crimestoppers will be communicating with many of you and will look to undertake a proper consultation period for a campaign going forward, which I hope you welcome and contribute towards

I want to thank everyone for their help with the national initiative so far, and whilst there are some differing views, your support and guidance is appreciated and I hope to continue building on our engagement"

As I mentioned in my last communication please feel free to email or call me directly if you have a question or something specific you wish to communicate or report.

Derek Stimpson, HBSA Chairman

Tony Cattermole,
9 Nov 2014, 11:19