Amongst the doom and gloom we read about when it comes to getting a sensible response from FLD's, we should celebrate and recognise those that get it right.
Wiltshire RFD continue to provide me with helpful advice on both my SGC and FAC, turning around variations and renewals within days, rather than the months seen in other force areas.
I get the feeling that it helps if the applicant does his bit as well though, making sure that the forms are filled in correctly and also applying for sensible kit that sits within the regulations that govern what FLD's can authorise, as well as the limitations of the applicant, their experience and the permissions that they have.
Issues with the regulations should be taken up with MP's not with FLD's, but perhaps those FLD's that get it right could be allowed the time and resource to share with others that are clearly struggling.
Wiltshire are to be congratulated on their approach - now let's lobby MP's ahead of the General Election to bring back hunting and legalise pistols again!