Good morning and welcome to The British Deer Society

South East England

South East England

Branch information and events

Information on the British Deer Society (BDS) South East England branch including events, news, and contacts.

The BDS SE E Branch stand at Richmond Park


5 & 6 October

Ardingly Show

17 November

Christmas Shoot (all day with barbecue lunch) BSRC Bisley

Branch Contacts

Chairman Derek Stimpson  07720 813989
Secretary Neil Macfarlane  07970 666169

Branch Areas

Postcode Area
BN Brighton
BR Bromley
CR Croydon
CT Canterbury
DA Dartford
GU1 - GU9 Guildford
GU13 Guildford
GU15 - GU16 Guildford
GU18 - GU20 Guildford
GU23 - GU25 Guildford
GU27 - GU29 Guildford
GU36 - GU45 Guildford
GU48 - GU50 Guildford
GU53 and above Guildford
HA Harrow
KT Kingston upon Thames
ME Medway
NW London
RH Redhill
SE London
SM Sutton
SW London
TN Tonbridge
TW Twickenham
UB Uxbridge
W London
WC London
WD Watford



The first Branch Range Day of the year was held at the BSRC, Bisley on February 9. A good day’s shooting was enjoyed as members came and went and we had the opportunity to welcome some new members. Many thanks to the range team, who again managed to cover everything on the day despite the unavoidable absence of some RCOs.

MoD Competency training and assessment for the Shooter Certification Card was also held and the Branch intends to continue to run this course on a regular basis at future range days as required. Members who wish to sit the test should note that costs have risen to £40. This is sadly unavoidable due to the introduction of a new process which requires the NRA to undertake issuance centrally.

The Branch AGM was held immediately after this. During the course of the AGM, the following officers and committee were elected:

Chairman: Derek Stimpson

Vice Chairman:  Sean Woodger

Secretary: Neil Macfarlane

Treasurer: David Jennings

Committee: Tim Cooper, Adrian Dagger, Joe Dale, Daniel Francis, Glen Poland.

The Chairman’s and Treasurer’s reports were presented and accepted during the proceedings and Alexsys Vankovs was also subsequently co-opted and is welcomed onto the committee.

Range days

November 17, Christmas Shoot (all day with barbecue lunch)


The Branch communicates almost exclusively through email as this helps keep costs down – and most members prefer this means of contact. So please can you check that you are still receiving our emails. Often after changing email addresses, one or two subscriptions can sometimes be omitted. Hopefully not the BDS!