The University of Lincoln’s Archery Society has been granted short-term permission to use its practice venue on Riseholme Campus, it has been announced.

Photo: University of Lincoln’s Archery Society.

In a series of posts on Twitter, the society said: “We have some good news to announce! @unilincoln have given us short term permission to use our venue!

“From behalf of the committee, we must thank all the hard work the @lincolnsu and @ULSU_Activities for their continued hardwork. As well as everyone who stood with us,” they said.

The news comes after the club were told by the university earlier this month that they could not use the venue to practice, as it will be used for ‘teaching and learning and research’ purposes over the academic year.

A petition was then launched against the university’s decision, which has since had over 350 signatures.

In a statement to The Linc, a University of Lincoln spokesperson said: “We’re pleased that a short-term solution has been found that enables the Archery Society to continue with its practice while providing the right environment to allow teaching, learning and research projects to continue unaffected.”

However, despite the short-term resolution, the society has been provided with a smaller area, and has not been told how long they will have access to the venue for.

Becca Marrows, President of the Archery Society, said: “Although it means that we are now able to function as a club, the outcome isn’t ideal.

“We will have to continue to look for a new home as eventually this will happen again.

“The committee and I will be heading down to the venue either this week or next week to work out how our sessions can now be run with the smaller space,” she said.