Please find below the official release from the Directors of Eriswell Lodge on 13/01/2018.
Firstly I would like to apologise for our lack of posts and communication over the last few days, but it has been with good reason sadly.
As most of you will be aware we were broken into on Monday night and had multiple items both large and small stolen from the ground by a group of individuals, and in the process they caused a large amount of damage too.
We published this information on social media on Tuesday afternoon, and with the help of electronic tracking, word spreading about, and our relationships with other local farmers and businesses we managed to recover some of our stolen items, but sadly not all.
We opened as planned on Wednesday, and managed to put almost everything on site back into place to enable us to fully operate.
Sadly, on Wednesday night we were again broken into. This time our shop and offices were broken into, our shop stock was stolen, and further damage was caused – extensivley so.
With the levels of damage caused and mess created I had no choice but to shut the ground down, as we were unable to operate in the condition we were in. Taking the advice of the local police investigating the thefts we decided not to publicise this information due to the investigation being ongoing.
I apologise to anyone that came to the ground looking to shoot or use the shop and cafe, but I am sure you can all understand the reasons for our lack of communication and not being open.
We are open again today as normal, but have no shop facility available – however the cafe, reception, cartridge sales and clay shooting are all available as usual.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my staff team for their simply incredible work, time, dedication and loyalty to the ground and its customers – without them there is no possibility we would be opening so soon.
I would also like to thank the local police officers for their efforts, and wish them every success in finding the individuals responsible for this. If you do have any information whatsoever regarding the breakins please contact Suffolk Police or the ground directly.
Thank you all for your support during this very stressful and difficult time.