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    Grounds around Reading

    Happy Valley clay shoot is just to the south of Reading, off the A33. Happy Valley - Map It's a welcoming, friendly, down to earth shoot with a good crowd. At this time of year, the shoot runs on the first and third Sunday of the month, from 10.00am
  2. The text below is taken from the "Notes to read before filing in the application form" for firearms or shotgun certificate, as online on the Thames Valley Police website. https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/ar/applyregister/fao/tvp/firearms-and-explosives-licensing/application-renewal-firearm-shotgun-certificates/ Take note of sections 6 & 7 in particular, which seems pretty clear. _____________________________________________ Medical information 4.You must disclose any relevant physical or mental health conditions that you have been diagnosed with or treated for in the past as this may affect your ability to safely possess and use a firearm or shotgun. Relevant medical conditions which must be disclosed are listed in note 5.Sections 27 and 28 of the Firearms Act 1968 (as amended) specify that in order to issue a firearm or shotgun certificate the chief officer of police must be satisfied that an applicant can be permitted to possess a gun ‘without danger to the public safety or the peace’. Medical fitness is one of the factors police must consider when assessing a person’s suitability. FORM 201 – 2017 - 1 Page13 5.Relevant medical conditions which must be disclosed are: •Acute Stress Reaction or an acute reaction to the stress caused by a trauma •Suicidal thoughts or self harm •Depression or anxiety •Dementia •Mania, bipolar disorder or a psychotic illness •A personality disorder •A neurological condition: for example, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s or Huntington's diseases, or epilepsy •Alcohol or drug abuse •Any other mental or physical condition which might affect your safe possession of a firearmor shotgun If in doubt, consult your GP or contact the police firearms licensing department. 6.If you have disclosed a relevant medical condition the police may ask you to obtain a medical report from your GP/specialist. You are expected to meet the cost if a fee is charged for this. If further information is required the police may request and pay for a further report. 7.Where no relevant medical conditions are disclosed the police will contact your GP asking if they are aware of any relevant medical conditions or have any concerns about the grant of the firearm or shotgun certificate. Depending on the reply, the police may ask you to obtain a medical report from your GP/specialist. You are expected to meet the cost if a fee is charged for this. If further information is required the police may request and pay for a further report.
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    Happy Valley, Grazeley nr Reading

    I shoot there often and have always found it friendly and welcoming; a happy bunch of regular shooters. As @Dekers has mentioned, tea, coffee, soft drinks, burgers, hot dogs etc. on hand. They offer coaching and BASC Safeshot course too I believe.
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    HSBC - the clue's in the name High Street Branch Closures
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    Clay Clubs Surrey/Hants/Berks

    Yes, have been for several years. You don't have to be a member to shoot there though. Next shoot is next Thursday afternoon, starting around 4pm.
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    Clay Clubs Surrey/Hants/Berks

    Happy Valley Clays, just south of Reading off the A33 near Grazeley. 50 bird sporting layout. Friendly atmosphere. http://www.happyvalleyclays.co.uk/
  7. I have at times used both Peltor electronic ear defenders and then went on to use some in-ear plugs. The Peltor ear defenders interfered with gunmount and were too hot to wear during the summer, so I moved on to some in-ear plugs (can't remember the name) which are more comfortable and gunmount is far easier.
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    diy firework

    Superb! Love it!
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    Shooting Insurance

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    Congrats in order

    Excellent! Good shooting Well done
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    Our great roads

    The roads network and traffic load have reached that point now where the slightest problem throws everything out for miles around. Hope it goes better for you next time.
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    Taylor Landscaping

    Someone said the video was demonstrating decking..?
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    Taylor Landscaping

    Not the sort of company I would want working for me, judging by these thugs. Fisticuffs on the highway. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-30846362
  14. Hi wizzard83, welcome to PW. If you don't mind the journey along the M4 towards Reading, then Happy Valley clay shoot is just south of M4 J11 off the A33. Shoots held on the mornings of the first and third Sunday of the month, so next one is Sunday 18th January. Starts around 10am. Friendly, welcoming place to shoot. Have a look at the details below... http://www.happyvalleyclays.co.uk/