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Opening up recreational shooting

posted 19 May 2020, 12:51 by Tony Cattermole
Members may wish to note the following statement from TVP

The concern arises out of the use of the term "Public Open Spaces" in the Statutory Instrument No.350 and “Open Spaces” in the recent Government Recovery Strategy document which is guidance not law, unlike the S I, which is law.

We understand that NPCC, were consulted and guidance from them is expected to go out soon to all forces.

We also await to hear from the the Under Secretary, Nigel Huddleston at DMCS shortly, in response to the BSSC Chairman’s letter.

We will report further news as soon as available.


Derek Stimpson


Thames Valley Police position on shooting activities in accordance with Government advice and regulations

Thames Valley Police will not be taking action in respect of shooting activities on shooting grounds, or private land, provided the activities are otherwise licensed and lawful. We urge anyone considering taking part in such activities to comply fully with the current government guidance about the conditions on which outdoor recreation may take place.

If you do not heed this advice and are found in circumstances where your activities could result in the emergency services being called out or that suggest a danger to public safety or to the peace, this may result in consideration being given to the revocation of your certificate/s.
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