How can I contact you to find out more about becoming a member?
The Membership Secretary can be contacted through our contact page.
Who is allowed to become a member?
Membership is open to the whole community, we really are a sport for all. We currently have about 300 members from all walks of life. There is sometimes a waiting list from time to time.
How do I apply to become a member?
Click here to see our contact us
page but it is necessary for you to provide your personal details as
stated on the Application Form, together with the name and address
of two referees who are known personally by you, you sign and date
the form. If under 18 years of age, your Parent or Guardian will
also need to sign. The referees will be contacted by EBSC to obtain
a character reference. You will then be invited to discuss your
application at an informal meeting with two Club Officials. Upon
satisfactory completion of the meeting, you must undergo at least a
three month (usually a six month) regularly attended Probationary
period of Membership to determine your suitability.
When can I shoot and use a club gun if I don't have my own?
If you wish to use a gun as defined in the Firearms Acts, then you
must comply with the requirements of those Acts, Home Office
Criteria and Police requirements, this is in addition to the EBSC
Constitution and Bye Laws. This will usually mean that you will have
to become a Probationary Member.
When can I become a full member?
On completion of the Probationary Period, your name and details are
discussed by the Committee for the consideration of Full Membership.
Full membership will normally be granted unless you have been in
breach of the Firearms Acts, Home Office Criteria or Police
requirements or that the committee feels your conduct on club
premises or elsewhere is unseemly, objectionable or calculated to
bring the club into disrepute. If rejected, you may appeal to the
Officers of the Club for a final decision.
How much does it cost?
Joining Fee (One off payment at time of
joining as a Probationary Member):
Family (Wife/Husband/Partner) £10.00
Junior (under 18) £10.00
Annual Subscriptions (1st January to 31st December; all pro-rata
during year of election):
Full Adult £70.00
Attendance Range Fee (paid at each visit):
Adult Probationer £6.00
Adult Visitor £7.00
Junior Probationer £3.00
Junior Visitor £3.50
There are separate attendance/range fees for Clay Pigeon, Full Bore
Rifle and Practical Rifle that vary depending on the discipline.