After our meeting today with Defra, we would advise anyone who is looking to fly from France/EU either this year or next season 2023, to apply now for your CPH number. The reason being is that there are sufficient resources now in place to deal with applications. However this resource will be limited moving into […]
I have today received the following update from Defra in relation to existing Avian Influenza restricted zones and the likelihood of when they MAY be lifted: “Apologies for the delay in responding but I needed to speak to APHA field colleagues. I am always nervous about quoting dates when zones are likely to be lifted, […]
The RPRA HQ is currently moving, and our new postal address is: Unit 35-41 Upper Mills Trading Estate Stonehouse Gloucestershire GL10 2BJ Please note that there will be a disruption to our service today while the move takes place.
The RPRA’s 2022 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.
Great news, it is really happening!! The NFC – National Flying Club, British International Championship Club, Central Southern Classic Flying Club and the British Barcelona Club have agreed to join forces in a joint venture to provide our members with a great race from St Philbert du Peuple on Saturday 2nd July 2022. The race […]
The annual pigeon race for Dementia Action Week took place on a lovely spring day, organised by the Memory Matters Service (NHS) in conjunction with the Cumbria Region RPRA. There was an excellent turn out of service users, carers and support organisations, NHS Wellness Service, Memory Matters team and Age UK. The pigeons were racing […]
The RPRA rolled out a new results software in 2020, which is free to all member organisations. Since then over 500 organisations have taken advantage of the opportunity. To obtain your club’s free copy please e-mail [email protected], quoting your club name and number, to be added to the installation process on a first-come first-served basis. […]
An up-to-date version of the UK liberation site map, showing major airports and sites with airfield restrictions, is available to download – click on the image right to download the map in .pdf format. Updated A3 size printed versions of both the UK and Continental liberation site maps may be obtained free of charge from […]
Two of our member schools – Theydon Bois Primary School and Beech Grove School – visited the Royal Lofts at Sandringham during the end of term break, accompanied by RPRA Development Officer, Richard Chambers. Royal Lofts Manager, Peter Farrow, welcomed the visitors and to their delight donated pigeons to the schools to celebrate HM The […]
Firstly, before I go any further, I wish to express the importance of complying with the Avian Influenza Code of Practice. There is a legal requirement to inform the APHA of the venue and dates etc of all marking – see this page. Inland Racing: Despite information circulating, I can confirm that races scheduled to […]