Just renewed coterminous FAC/SGC and requested a variation. All submitted 4 weeks before renewal date and returned, done and dusted 14 days later. Stalking rifles are now conditioned with deer and AOLQ.
Prior to renewal I had phoned on a couple of occasions for information and advice. Both times phone was answered promptly and I was given appropriate (and sensible) advice. I can't fault the service provided to me and hope it is the same for everyone. I know a number of folk have been persistent in writing/lobbying the Chief Constable and local political figures, to get things changed for the better, so thanks to them for your efforts - especially Flytie .