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Old 25th October 2014, 05:04 PM
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Sad to hear the news, got my W/L PB at Thorn Dell but good luck with finding a new home and we'll see you really soon I hope. If I can help with owt John just ask fella.
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Old 26th October 2014, 07:42 PM
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H to John and all the guys at Thorn Dell, I hope you gain a new shooting ground as Thorn Dell is a great club with some great shooters. I enjoyed the time I had with club. Good luck for the future guys.

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Old 27th October 2014, 09:59 AM
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Good luck to all the TD crew. As has already been said, you lot are always welcome at Emley Moor.

Exept that Mickey Mouse Littlefair geezer.
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Old 2nd November 2014, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by johnharper View Post
it is with sad news i have to say this but we have been told we have to vacate the land that we were using as our club Thorndell FTC
but we are in the process of looking elsewhere for land so that we can keep thorndell alive
so don't right us off just yet we will be back please have faith in us
pic's of the dell this morning, any reason why we have been kicked off, last i heard was we could resume shooting in december, paul wilson said this morning the club has been going for 22 yrs

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Old 2nd November 2014, 04:22 PM
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Default Thorn Dell FTC is no more.

Hi Rich,
Its very sad, the members are scattered to to the winds. Its like a ship with no one on the bridge.
A new ground has been earmarked but its very early days yet.
Lets hope someone shows some gumption and comes to a firm agreement with the landowner.
Cheers Peter.
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Old 2nd November 2014, 08:28 PM
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such a shame ive only been the once but was a very nice club.
wishing you all the best with new grounds and hope you don't all scatter with the wind
if any of you are really stuck we could always do with some members so we have a team at York
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Old 2nd November 2014, 10:46 PM
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Has anyone in the club actually checked on your tenancy agreement?
I have double checked on the agricultural land tenancy laws for the year it all changed, and I think that you cannot be kicked off!!!

The 1986 agricultural land tenancy law states that you cannot be moved off if you were on there before 1995! (later amendment) There was a significant law change in agreements in 1995.

You are being pushed out of there without the landowner having any right to get rid of you, that is if as the posts above have stated you have been on there since 1992 (22 years).

If you look on the site it gives you all of the details.
I think if you want to fight it you will not be able to be thrown off. Obviously you need to look at the ins and outs, and look at what you have been signing each year, that's if you have anything written, if you dont you probably have even more chance of retaining the land.

If you do decide to move on anyway, and you could prove that you have been on there since before 1995, then you could insist on having your rights bought from you. I just paid out 10k for the rights back for 2 acres, and we started the talk at double that figure.

I really think that you need some legal advice but the laws are available on the internet.

Not trying to cause trouble but I think that you are being moved off illegally. Once you give it up you have lost it.

Hope this helps, All the best.
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Old 2nd November 2014, 10:51 PM
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The laws can be found here:

It could be interesting to find out what the landowner has been booking it down to ie Agricultural rent or other business.

Also you will see that any agreements carry over to the new owner.

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Old 3rd November 2014, 06:02 AM
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I always understood it to be a council owned farm,which was rented by the the council should be aware of what's gone on,and if they don't.....they should!
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Old 3rd November 2014, 06:29 AM
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Default Morning Dean

Many thanks for the information.

Don't worry your time and effort is not being wasted just things have got to progress in the correct order.

I would really appreciate if there are further complications being able to have a quick chat with you on a couple of issues but will try and keep that to a minimum.

PS I was at you club last Wednesday for somewhere to shoot, first time for me and the place is superb.

Kind regards


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