on 21st December I received a visit from my Feo for my renewal and also I put in for a variation at the same time,
my renewal form was downloaded and printed from Essex police website.
On Thursday 20th January I received a phone call to say there was a problem with application and that I had not signed in a certain part and my counter sigs had missed a signature as well and could I get them signed and sent back, although all of this was checked by my FEO at the time of his visit.
At the time I was in the car on the way to Scotland upon my return on Monday I opened the envelope to find that I had not missed a signature it was actually missing off the form and that they had cut the missing sections off an application and stuck it to my downloaded form, obviously a technical error on their websites part. the following day Tuesday 25th I drove to headquarters and delivered it by hand to someone from the licensing department.
As of tomorrow my licensees expires: I phoned them just now and was told that they are happy to leave the firearms in my possession as long as I do not use them!! they then told me if I had commitments that they would issue temp permits if required !!
in two weeks time I am booked to go to Slovakia driven shooting and also I have a few opportunities in between to go stalking which are now wasted. on top of that Slovakian authorities now require a copy of my shotgun ticket prior to me arriving in Slovakia
has anyone else been in this position with guns they are not allowed to use and did you managed to get the process sped up some how ????