Last year the Committee informed you that we were considering introducing direct debits to pay for memberships and subsequent feedback indicated there was sufficient interest to merit the introduction of such a scheme. Looking at the various options if was decided to trial PayPal due in part to its popularity as well as it’s versatility whereby you can pay by either debit or credit card.
If you are interested in paying by direct debit via the PayPal system for season 2014 please log in to the Association web site at www.lochlomondangling.com and open the permit prices and retailers page and the PayPal link is at the bottom of the page.
For 2014 it is proposed to carry out membership debits with either a one off payment or over a 3 month period. The cost to participate in the 3 month scheme is outlined in the table below:
|Cost||Fee||Total Cost||Monthly Cost|
Leven Only Tickets
|Cost||Fee||Total Cost||Monthly Cost|
|OAP (and not on list)||£95||£4||£99||£33|
|OAP (and on list)||£60||£3||£63||£21|
The fees payable cover the Association for the charges levied by PayPal to the nearest pound and will be added to your renewal fee e.g. full members will pay £192 over 3 months – £64 per month, Leven (non local) members will pay £121 over 3 months – £40.33 per month – etc.
If you reply in December the first debit will come off your account immediately and your permit will be issued in February. Should you delay in applying there will be a corresponding delay in the issue of your permit e.g. members who sign up later than December will have to allow 3 months to elapse before an annual membership is sent out by post, for example, if you intend to fish from mid April you will have to sign up by mid January.
Please note season ticket holders who pay through PayPal must complete a membership form and forward it to our office at 4 Woodside Place, Glasgow, G3 7QF, otherwise you will not receive your membership card and tags for season 2014.
Scottish Government Wildlife Crime APP
Members who own an Iphone may be interested in the following App that has been developed by Police Scotland. We have reproduced the article in full and would encourage members who are in a position to participate to upload the App.
APP-LYING THE LAW – WILDLIFE CRIME APP LAUNCHED –
An app has been launched that will enable people to record and report suspected cases of wildlife crime directly to Police Scotland via their iPhone. The app is the brainchild of former Wildlife Crime Education Officer, Andy Turner who was looking for a way to improve awareness, detection and reporting of wildlife crime throughout Scotland. The app allows users to access basic guidelines on do’s and don’ts at a crime scene, and complete an on-screen form to record the suspected wildlife crime. Users can also attach two photographs which are automatically tagged with a GPS reference of the location. The information is then sent to Police Scotland by email.
Minister for Environment and Climate Change, and Chair of the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAW) Scotland, Mr Paul Wheelhouse said: “This reporting app will be an extremely useful tool in the fight against wildlife crime, and I would like to thank all those involved in its development. “Wildlife crime incidents can often go unreported. I hope that the app will be used to provide valuable information to wildlife crime officers, and help us continue to build a more accurate picture of the extent of wildlife crime in Scotland.”
Andy Turner said: “Scotland has a population of 5.3 million people. With more and more of these people now accessing the countryside an excellent opportunity exists to raise awareness of both wildlife crime and legal countryside practices and improve reporting of crime by employing readily available mobile phone technology.”
Police Scotland Wildlife Crime Coordinator, Sergeant Andy Mavin said: “The Wildlife Crime App is an excellent idea that I am sure will improve both the accuracy and efficiency of reporting and improve the overall detection of wildlife crime. The ability to tag a GPS location to a report will assist Officers in locating the incident – which by their nature are often very remote locations – while adding to evidential value.”