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Booking of RPRA liberation sites

To avoid jeopardising official RPRA liberation sites all liberations MUST be booked and paid for through RPRA HQ. This includes Race Programmes, Open Races, One Loft Races and Training Tosses.

Please ensure 2021 Inland & Continental Race Programmes are completed on official forms and returned to RPRA HQ by Monday 1st March, along with a copy of this APHA form, which you must also email to [email protected]. Make sure that you include the number of vehicles and liberations at each race points, to alleviate clashing.

2021 Race Programme Forms, Application to Liberate forms, site availability and fees for official RPRA liberation sites can be obtained by e-mailing [email protected] or calling on 01452 713529. 

The following liberation sites require keys for access:

4230 Brighton
4018 Buckingham
4153 Dunbar
4183 Great Driffield
4210 Huntingdon Jubilee Park
4065 Lyndhurst
4093 Retford
4209 Rotherham
4195 Worksop

Please send a £25.00 refundable deposit for each key requested to the Racing Support Office at RPRA HQ – A MINIMUM OF 10 DAYS NOTICE IS REQUIRED.

Salient points on these sites or any other official site can be found on the RPRA UK Liberation Sites Map page. Alternatively the official site report detailing useful information on any RPRA site is available on request from RPRA HQ.

Appendix M – When Independent transport companies/hauliers are responsible for liberation site fees they must pay these fees direct to the RPRA and reclaim these payments from the convoyed organisations.

Please note it is the Race Organiser’s responsibility to be aware of the DEFRA conditions under the General Licence for Bird Gatherings. Biosecurity measures MUST be adhered to as well as any other avian influenza licence restrictions introduced by DEFRA.

This is not a comprehensive list – full information on the current licence conditions can be found on the DEFRA General Licence for Bird Gatherings web page. 

Convoyers

Please ensure your licence is valid for the 2021 racing season if you are transporting pigeons. Convoyers’ licences are obtained through your Region Secretary.  The application form can be downloaded here or you can e-mail [email protected] or your Region Secretary. Complete the form and forward to your Region Secretary together with the £10.00 fee. To be included on the Convoyers Register and receive the 2021 Official Convoyers’ Booklet please add your mobile number where requested on the form.

Open Races

Application forms for an RPRA Open Race Licence can be obtained from your Region Secretary or downloaded here. The completed form, £10.00 fee & S.A.E must be sent to the Region Secretary at least 21 days before the race. An application to liberate form MUST be completed and sent with the relevant liberation site fee to Racing Support, RPRA HQ. To check site availability and fees e-mail [email protected] or call her on 01452 713529.

2021 Rule 25 Information Sheet

This form also needs to be completed and returned, together with the fee of £6.00 including VAT.

 

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