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Scram

That "news" appears to be dated December 2013.

 

So, what is the latest position?

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oipigface
Here's the latest (from the club website):
 
 
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    VERY IMPORTANT
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No flying at Blacklands with immediate effect (including gliders & electric)
 
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AGM re-arranged for 8pm Mon 9th Feb. 
 
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BMFA membership renewed through the club as usual. Please contact the membership secretary, details here 
 
Skittles and prizegiving on Friday 6th March 2015

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Bear

According to Andy Symonds in another place, the biggest problem relates to "statutory nuisance" he goes on to say that he can not comment further. Hopefully this means the decision is not final.

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Tilman Baumann

I visited this club once in 2013. They where very very much on the edge about their neighbor. (Which lives pretty far away almost out of sight behind a little wood)

Not a very pleasant environment for a beginner. Quite intimidating. I ended only chucking the alula a few times.

Anyway, if this was the club I remember then this whole complaint was a total farce.

You could not put the club at a more remote location if you tried. If this site isn't suitable then non in a country as densely populated as south England will.

Bummer really.

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wookman

It is a shame that people do not have a more live and let live attitude these days. This isn't the first model club to acquire a new neighbor and for there suddenly to a problem where none existed before.

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chiloschista

This recall me when our local club had problems about noise with the village council. They forbad us any activity.

After a moment of consternation, someone took out the laws code. We discovered that there are rules!

After a long debate in court, federal authorities  gave us back the permission to fly and condemned the council for authority abuse.

We just had to regulate flying times and obviously respect noise limits, but we already did.

Summarizing: one (even the authorities) can not simply forbid something because he don't like it.

 

Ric

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Robin Sleight

This has already been to court - a very expensive procedure and there are felt to be unusual circumstances as to why the club has  lost (for now) their flying site.  This is a complex and on-going situation with the potential legal process far from complete and the loss of the site was not solely due to noise issues.  It is however a potentially worrying precedent but as the situation is still in process, it is not helpful to put full detail into public domain.

 

Robin

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