Will ALL club Secretaries of North Staffs FED please ensure that in complying with the guideline document set out by the RPRA, they make doubly sure that they have complied with point 5 in the section relating to race marking Venue. You can see from the text below of the document that not complying has very severe consequences.
5. Under the General License for Bird Gatherings, the APHA require notification of such gatherings at least 7 days in advance. Prior to racing the RPRA gathers all relevant details of race marking via the Federations/Combines and submits this to the APHA. However, due to the fact that many clubs and organisations will be changing their venue and other details regarding race marking each club will be required to submit the details within the attached appendix directly to both the APHA and RPRA to the email addresses provided in the document. Furthermore, clubs should forward a copy of the document to their Convoying organisation and confirm that a copy has been sent to the APHA and RPRA. Convoying organisation should not collect pigeons from any marking station unless they have confirmation that this legal requirement has been met. Please note that this is the law and any club or organisation not abiding by this requirement will be closed immediately by either the Police or Trading Standards.