TWAPS Membership

Becoming A Member

Applications for membership are now being accepted. Any applications for membership will be placed on the waiting list and applicants will be notified in due course.

Unless you are applying on behalf of family members, only one application form will be issued to each applicant.

Note: Only applications by post will be accepted.

TWAPS Membership runs for a maximum of one year and expires on 31st Match annually.

Note: Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

  1. Request the appropriate membership form(s) from Derek Graves (Membership Secretary):
         Adult, Junior, Joint or Non-fishing.
  2. Once received (by email attachment) print & complete the form.
  3. Post the completed application to the address supplied, including…
  • A recent passport quality and passport sized photo.
  • A self addressed stamped C6 sized envelope (114 mm x 162 mm, 11.4 cm x 16.2 cm, 4.5 inches x 6.4 inches).
  • The correct remittance [details on form]. Alternatively you can pay by BACS (see “Paying by BACS” elsewhere on this page).

Membership Fees 2019-20

Adult Member
Joining Fee: £15.00
Annual Subs: £75.00
Total Payable: £90.00

Joint Husband / Wife

Joining Fee: £30.00
Annual Subs: £130.00
Total Payable: £160.00

Junior (From 7 to 11 years old – IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS ONLY PLEASE)
Joining Fee: £0.00
Annual Subs: £0.00 (there is no subscription fee for juniors aged 11 and under)
Total Payable: £0.00

Note: Junior Members aged 7 and over, may fish with up to two rods and line at any one time, subject to each water’s bye-laws. Junior Members aged 5 and 6 may only fish using one rod and line of the Adult Member’s quota.

4 years old and under can apply for a free non-fishing permit.

Junior (12-17yrs Incl.)
Joining Fee: £10.00
Annual Subs: £28.00
Total Payable: £38.00

Please note that a completed membership form, a recent passport size photo and a self addressed stamped C5 sized envelope (162 × 229mm or 6.4 x 9in) is required for every junior membership application.

Senior Citizens & Registered Disabled
Joining Fee: £10.00
Annual Subs: £55.00
Total Payable £65.00

TWAPS Logo Pin Badge (see right): £4.00

Yearly Non-Fishing Permit allowing access to club waters when accompanied by a valid full paying member only. One passport size photo required: £10.00

Note: The joining fee is non-refundable. All membership subscriptions are non-refundable subject to the Committee’s discretion.

Please note
Should you choose to use recorded delivery or signed for mail, this could delay your application significantly as the Membership Secretary works full time and is often unavailable to sign for mail.

As a consequence it has to be collected from the local sorting office as and when the Membership Secretary is available to do so.

Membership Renewal

There is no fee increase for the 2019-20 season.

TWAPS Membership expires on 31st March annually and should be renewed by then.

Renewal reminders are not normally sent to Members.

Note: Unless otherwise informed, only renewals by post are accepted.

Once you have completed your Membership Renewal Card, post it to the Membership Secretary (name and address below and on your membership card).

Don’t forget to include your remittance (cheques and postal orders made payable to ‘T.W.A.P.S’) and a stamped, self addressed C6 envelope (114 mm x 162 mm, 11.4 cm x 16.2 cm, 4.5 inches x 6.4 inches).

Alternatively you can pay by BACS (see “Paying by BACS” elsewhere on this page).

Send to:

Mr. D. Graves
30 Woodside Green
Cliffe Woods
Rochester
Kent
ME3 8JY

Tel: 07984 306416

The membership fees are as follows:

Adult Member
Annual Subs: £75.00

Joint Husband / Wife
Annual Subs: £130.00

Junior (From 7 to 11 years old)
Annual Subs: £0.00 (there is no subscription fee for juniors aged 11 and under)

Note: Junior Members aged 7 and over, may fish with up to two rods and line at any one time, subject to each water’s bye-laws. Junior Members aged 5 and 6 may only fish using one rod and line of the Adult Member’s quota.

4 years old and under can apply for a free non-fishing permit.

Junior (12-17yrs Incl.)
Annual Subs: £28.00

Senior Citizens & Registered Disabled
Annual Subs: £55.00

Yearly Non-Fishing Permit allowing access to club waters when accompanied by a valid full paying member only. One passport size photo required: £10.00

Please note
Should you choose to use recorded delivery or signed for mail, this could delay your application significantly as the Membership Secretary works full time and is often unavailable to sign for mail.

As a consequence it has to be collected from the local sorting office as and when the Membership Secretary is available to do so.

Renewal Tips

  • If there is more than one renewal for the same address, please supply just one stamped self addressed envelope.
  • If we don’t have an email address, or it has changed, can you please supply an email address (if you don’t have one a family member’s email address will suffice) with your membership renewal.
  • If you have paid by BACS can you please indicate that you have done so on the return part of your membership card.
  • Please send your membership renewal to Derek Graves directly, if you send it somewhere else, your renewal could be delayed.
  • Please do not send your identity card with your membership renewal. We do not need it.

Temporary Membership

The Society no longer issues guest fishing permits.

However, a temporary membership can be purchased, whereby a prospective member can fish any Society water for up to 24 hours at a time, up to 4 times per season.

Those fishing as a temporary membership must be accompanied by a current full member, and a full member can be accompanied by only one temporary member at a time.

Each temporary membership period costs £10 for adults, £5 for juniors/OAPs/registered disabled, and one of these temporary memberships can be redeemed against the membership costs for the following season, should the temporary member join the Society as a full member.

To apply for temporary membership contact Phil Townsend on 07879 854030 for more information.

Paying by BACS

You can now pay for your new membership or renewal by BACS payment.

However, please read the following instructions carefully:

  • If you are a new member, please include your last name as your BACS payment reference.
  • If you are renewing your membership, please include your membership number as your BACS payment reference.
  • You will still need to send in a completed membership application form (if a new member) or the renewal section of your membership card (if renewing your membership), together with the specified stamped addressed envelope, to the Membership Secretary.
  • Also, write on your membership application form, or membership renewal slip, that you have paid by BACS and the date you paid it.

The TWAPS account details are as follows:

Account name: Thameside Works Angling and Preservation Society

Account number: 10888540

Sort code: 20-25-42

 

PLEASE NOTE: FAILURE TO CARRY OUT THE ABOVE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN A DELAY IN PROCESSING YOUR NEW OR RENEWED MEMBERSHIP!

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