Clearing up and clearing out…

Once the electrical work was all finished, there was a lot of cleaning and rubbish disposal to deal with. While clearing up we have also had a darn good clear out of stuff that has accumulated over the years. The cupboards under the kitchen sink have been emptied and cleaned. The store room has been…

Electric system testing and installation of ventilation

Early in March, Anthony from A.H. Electrical Services in Ferndown began a schedule of work to overhaul, renovate and certify the basic electrical system, and to install the Sport England funded ventilation equipment. The ventilation equipment will provide sufficient ventilation to the club room and the firing point so that we can use the facilities…

New guttering for the range

At the end of February the gutters on the range building were replaced by The Gutter & Cladding Company of Christchurch. The old gutters had largely disintegrated, and this was contributing to areas of water ingress where water pooled on the concrete base. Hopefully the new deep flow gutters will effciently channel all rainfall away…

Refurbishing the butts, end result

The last parts of refurbishing the butts and reinstating target holders on the upper level are now completed. The upper target frame positions have been created, all bare wood primed, fascia repainted and lane numbers applied. Job done!

Refurbishing the butts, phase 2

Taking advantage of the current lockdown, work to refurbish the butts has continued. Day 2 (and some additional short visits) saw the installation of support wires for the upper (standing) level Rutec sheets, cutting and joining the Rutec sheets for the upper level, the replacement of some old timbers on the lower level, and the…

Range registered as a track & trace venue

The Range has been registered as a venue in the NHS covid-19 track and trace system. The inner door now sports a natty QR barcode. If you are using the NHS app, please scan the QR code when you enter the building.

Refurbishing the butts, phase 1

Work to refurbish the butts has started. Day 1 saw the replacement of some key timbers that had been well and truely shot-up over the decades. This is stage 1 of replacing all the damaged timbers, installing a new Rutec splash back prevention system, and opening the upper section for shooting at standing height.

NSRA requests YOUR views…

This important message has been received from the NSRA Board. Please take a few minutes to read this request for feedback, and ideally complete the survey. It is really important that everyone in the sport assists our governing body, the NSRA, to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of a wide range of shooters….

Milestone for the ‘Friday gang’ of ex New Milton RC members

Friday 31st July saw a milestone event for the cohort of members who have recently joined Ringwood RA after the sad closure of New Milton RC. That evening was the first occasion when ex New Milton RC members shot at the Ringwood range as members of Ringwood RA. The evening ran smoothly with all attendees…