Gun club reopens as work starts to boost facilities
Teesdale Gun Club
THE gun club are once again back in business, albeit for the present time open to members only and with reduced facilities.
As with most sporting facilities, the club had to close during the Covid-19 restrictions, but restarted on Monday, July 6.
A comprehensive risk assessment has been completed which will be updated as and when further guidance is published by the government.
Social distancing signs along with other warning signs on how to avoid the spread of Covid-19 have been put in strategic places around the ground, with 2m markings when waiting in a queue.
Plastic screens are in place at the reception desk with a host of hand sanitising bottles placed around the site.
There will be a host of volunteers available on club nights to ensure all comply to the instructions and to keep everyone safe at the ground.
As and when the committee feel it is safe to do so, they will open the ground for more clay target disciplines and hopefully to visitors as well.
Meanwhile, work has started on the clubhouse extension.
The Mickleton-based club was successful in obtaining a grant for £35,000 from Sport England to assist with the funding for the project that will double the size of the current clubhouse. Once finished, the interior will boast a new reception area and a folding interior door to make a separate meeting/classroom.
The current kitchen will be moved and there will be screens and monitors so that members and visitors can view the scores for all competitions.