Paper roll dispensers

To avoid the use of hand towels, dispensers for paper towels have been put up by the sinks in the kitchen area and the toilet.

More work on the firing point

Last year, John rebuilt the firing point barrier to allow us to handle more disciplines. We never got round to painting the new woodwork before the winter set in. With the complete lack of heating over the winter, the barrier woodwork and many of the wall and ceiling panels had got a bit mouldy. The…

New doors for the electric cupboard

John W. has been trying out his new planer/thicknesser, and putting his carpentry skills to use again! The electric cupboard now has a new pair of doors and has been undercoated. Lovely job John, thanks.

Hoping to keep the range cleaner

In the hope that they will help to keep the range cleaner and tidier, we have invested in a good quality entrance mat and a new cordless vacuum cleaner. Hopefully the two DirtTrapper mats will help to catch more dirt and mud from our shoes on the way into the range. These mats are machine…

Benches on a roll…

Our two shooting benches have now been adapted to make it easier and safer to move them.

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…