Firearms licensing service on offer at BASC Northern Roadshow

Visitors to the British Association for Shooting and Conservation’s (BASC) Northern Roadshow at the Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate on Friday the 12th of November will be able to apply for a shotgun or firearms certificate at the event, have background checks carried out and receive a decision in principle from the police on the night.

The service will be offered by the North Yorkshire police firearms licensing team to people living in their force area. The team will be able to process requests for renewals and variations of certificates and generate a new certificate on site. They will also answer queries, check applications and offer advice. 

BASC Northern regional director, Phil Pugh said “This is a valuable opportunity for people to meet their local firearms licensing team and to have the majority of their certificate applications and renewals dealt with there and then, leaving only home security checks to be conducted later. We are delighted that Dave Coutts, firearms licensing manager for North Yorkshire, and his team are making such a positive effort to engage with license holders and applicants. It tops off what promises to be a complete evening out for the shooting fan.”

Other highlights of the roadshow include Bill Harriman, Antiques Roadshow expert and BASC director of firearms who will offer a free valuation service for shooting memorabilia and antique guns. Countryman, broadcaster and author Sir Johnny Scott will be there promoting his new book “A Book of Britain”. There will be a deer-trophy measuring service and a wide range of trade stands offering goods and services. Game cookery will be showcased by Simon Crannage, chef at the Swinton Park estate. A licensed bar will be available throughout the event.

Admission is £4.50 on the door, with free entry for under 16s and BASC Young Shots members. The event, at the Pavilions in the Harrogate Yorkshire Showground, starts at 7pm.
For more details call the BASC North of England office on 01200 445046 or see the Northern section of the BASC website www.basc.org.uk   ENDS

For more information please call the BASC press office on 01244 573031.