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Message to the shooting and collecting community from Insp. Chris Downs of Met Police

posted 2 Nov 2020, 15:49 by Tony Cattermole   [ updated 2 Nov 2020, 15:49 ]
Members should note this message received from the Met FLD

Following on from the announcement of a further National Lockdown the Met Police have put in place some measures as follows:-

· We will continue to process the Firearm, Shotgun & RFD Grant applications that are current in our system but new applications are closed at this time.
· Grants will require additional questions prior to attendance and varying levels of PPE – This means that they will take longer to organise and carry out.
· Renewals of all holders, RFDs and Clubs continue with remote systems (video call or telephone) as our preference but face-to-face interviews are still possible at this time (Subject to risk assessment and control measures – Typically both applicant and FEO wearing masks)
· We have commenced communication with RFDs and Clubs and will be aiming for personal contact with all of these by Wednesday.

Please also note that telephone lines are likely to be very busy with enquiries and staffing levels will likely be impacted by this situation. Please note that the best way to contact us is via our website or FETLondonAll@met.police.uk.

If members have questions or issues they are welcome to contact me or Met Police direct.

Best wishes and stay safe

Derek Stimpson