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Contacting the RPRA

Under the current circumstances, and following the relocation of the office, the way you contact us has changed, as a number of staff are working from home.  Below is an updated list of contacts – it is best to use e-mail, if you can. In any case, please do not call these numbers outside of […]

Bird Flu Updates

New Cases On the 5 December 2021 Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at the following premises, a 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around each of the premises:  – seventh premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, England  – near Newent, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, […]

Applications Open for One Loft Young Birds Race 2022

Entries are now open for the RPRA One Loft Young Birds Race 2022. There is an entry fee of £115 per pigeon, and entries will be accepted according to the following criteria: (a) The initial 5 pigeons on any application will be awarded places within the One Loft Race (subject to the loft overall capacity) […]

GB22 Ring Orders

If you pre-ordered your GB22 rings before December, they went off with a Royal Mail truck this afternoon. It’s not too late to order, of course. Click on the appropriate image below to download an order form, then complete and send it to us along with a cheque/postal order made payable to the RPRA.  Alternatively, […]

RPRA National Awards 2021

The RPRA National Awards for 2021 have now been determined. In a change to the way in which the awards were decided, the majority were decided by coefficient calculations, others by decision of the RPRA Council. The award winners are listed below – our congratulations to them all. (Click on the image to see the […]

Avian Influenza – Code of Practice for Pigeon Racing

In view of the current situation with Avian Influenza (bird flu), we have uploaded an updated version of the Avian Influenza – Code of Practice for Pigeon Racing. Amendments to the previous document have been highlighted in red. This document should be read in its entirety and strictly followed and implemented. Once the current position […]

Bird Flu – Advice on Shows and Exercising Birds

Given the increasing level of Avian Influenza restrictions present in the UK, we wish to provide some clarity in relation to pigeon shows and exercising pigeons. Please note, this information is accurate as of 30th November 2021. Please continue to visit the RPRA website or social media for updates. The following advice is published jointly […]

Data Protection and Stray Reporting

Following a review of the General Data Protection Regulation requirements, the way that we provide personal information in respect of stray reporting is changing. In future only a telephone number and/or email address will be given out to the finder and the owner.  In view of this, it is important that the information in our […]

New auctions on our Auction Site

The latest auctions on our dedicated auction website are for 32 birds from Willow Lofts and D & J Staddon (click on the images below to see more details), and are running until Wednesday 8th December. Also listed is GB21P08345, a Mealy Hen from the RPRA One Loft 2021 Young Birds. You need to be […]

BHW Show of the Year 2022

After a year off due to the Covid pandemic, the BHW Show of the Year returns to Blackpool for the weekend of Saturday-Sunday 15th-16th January 2022 to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. The event is the largest gathering of pigeon fanciers in the UK, and one of the largest of its kind in Europe. There is […]

2021 Rule Book now available

Following the delayed Annual General Meeting, the RPRA’s 2021 Rule Book is now available to download by clicking on the image below.   Please note: We are no longer able to produce a Ring List under the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.