How does your club occupy it's ground?

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by RobF, Sep 15, 2009.

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How do you secure your ground?

  1. We own it!

    1 vote(s)
    3.2%
  2. We own it! And we rent it to others on the site.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. We have a formal rent agreement with a company/individual

    10 vote(s)
    32.3%
  4. We have a formal lease agreement with a company/individual

    4 vote(s)
    12.9%
  5. We dont own it but it's free! We pay nothing

    1 vote(s)
    3.2%
  6. We dont own it but it's free! Though we have to maintain it.

    2 vote(s)
    6.5%
  7. We have an informal rent agreement

    10 vote(s)
    32.3%
  8. We rent from the council

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. We lease from the council

    1 vote(s)
    3.2%
  10. We do something else (please mention if you can)

    2 vote(s)
    6.5%
  1. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    Location:
    Poole, Dorset
    Club:
    Parkstone Gun Club, South Dorset FTC, Southampton Buccaneers
    This is a poll to see how clubs occupy their ground... not scientific... just out of interest.

    And it's not public.
     
  2. FUBAR

    FUBAR New Member

    Joined:
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    Location:
    horsham
    my club uses some land thats in this chaps back garden so to speak ie a couple of fields and a wooded sort of gully , anyways we basicly give him most of our money for instance if i paid £5 to shoot hft the land owner gets £4 something like that anyways .

    ps would be nice to have our own land that way all the money could go back into the club and improve the facilities . but ha ho back in the real world :rolleyes:

    cheers fubar.
     
  3. rich

    rich Active Member

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    Location:
    Shebbear, N Devon
    Our landlord is Shebbear College. We have an exchange of letters with them dating back to 2003 that basically says the ground (4 acres) is ours to use, sole occupancy, open ended, but we would be kicked off if we caused them any grief.

    In exchange for paying no rent as such, we have to do all the maintenance except the main hedge trimming, and we allow the College to mention us as a facility in their prospectus to parents of future boarding students. We also take about 10 to 20 teenage students every Wednesday afternoon and teach them to shoot. We enrol them as student members and the College pays their membership subs, no doubt backcharging the parents.

    College has no equity in the club and is not involved in the management.
     

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