The N.I.P.A. held its second online committee meeting on Monday evening 11th May with a third meeting being scheduled for Monday 18th May or earlier if deemed necessary.
31 committee members logged into the meeting including our Chairman Ken Wilkinson we were all delighted to see him and he did take an active part in the meeting.
After last week`s enthusiasm , this week we are disappointed that no progress has been made.
We are hopeful over the next few days we may accomplish some movement on allowing us to train our pigeons and If this should happen you will be notified immediately.
If training should be allowed in Northern Ireland it will be individual training not transporter training.
TODAY TUESDAY 12TH MAY WE AWAIT A STATEMENT FROM THE DEVOLVED GOVERNMENT AT STORMONT.
IT IS UNLIKELY TO GIVE US THE PERMISSION WE ARE LOOKING FOR, HOWEVER THERE ARE LOTS OF CONTACTS BEING MADE TO LOCAL MLA S` ON THIS SUBJECT AND HOPEFULLY WE WILL MAKE PROGRESS.
THE EXISTING RULES STILL APPLY YOU MUST NOT TRAIN PIGEONS IN NORTHERN IRELAND.
THERE ARE A NUMBER OF SELFISH FANCIERS STILL DELIBERATELY BREAKING THIS INSTRUCTION AND ARE CONTINUING TO TRAIN THEIR PIGEONS NOT MANY BUT ENOUGH TO BE CONCERNED THE VAST MAJORITY OF YOU ARE ABIDING BY THEM AND FOR THAT WE THANK YOU.
FOR THOSE WHO STILL CHOOSE TO IGNORE THIS INSTRUCTION ALL YOU ARE DOING IS MAKING OUR EFFORTS MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TO GET YOU THE PERMISSION WE ALL WANT.
YOU MAY ULTIMATELY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR NO PERMISSION TO BE GRANTED TO TRAIN OR RACE YOUR PIGEONS THE CHOICE IS YOURS.
IF WE RECEIVE ANY POSITIVE INFORMATION WE WILL NOTIFY YOU IMMEDIATLEY.
IF YOU WISH TO LOOK AT THE R.P.R.A. SITE AND READ THE INFORMATION REGARDING TRAINING IN ENGLAND PLEASE DO SO BUT REMEMBER THIS DOES NOT COVER NORTHERN IRELAND.
HENCE I WILL NOT POST IT ON THE N.I.P.A. SITE I DO NOT WISH TO CREATE CONFUSION.
I SINCERELY HOPE THERE WILL BE SOME GOOD POSITIVE NEWS IN THE NOT TO DISTANT FUTURE.
STAY SAFE AND KEEP WELL.