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Cadets from Dyfed & Glamorgan ACF, Hants & IOW ACF, Merseyside and Northumbria will be conducting their annual camps on the Plain during August.
Royal Wessex Yeomanry will be carrying out an Armoured Exercise in Challenger 2 Tanks on the Centre and East areas over the weekend 8th – 10th Aug.
The roads into Imber village will be open from 1600hrs on 21st August until 0800hrs on 2nd September. The public are reminded that there is no access to the buildings in Imber village which during this period will be being used by the military for training.
Information about low flying is available from the MOD Low Flying Advisory Service (0845 600 7580) or on line at www.gov.uk/low-flying-in-your-area .
Late firing on Larkhill Ranges on: 2nd, 5th, 7th.
Live firing on Salisbury Plain (East): Nil
AS90 Firing from Tilshead, Chitterne, Shrewton triangle: Nil
Non-firing days on Larkhill/Westdown Danger Area: 8th – 31st Inclusive (Summer Close Down Period)
Non firing days on Bulford Ranges: 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th. Summer Closedown - 18th - 25th. 30th, 31st.
Mon, Wed & Fridays – Bulford Ranges are live until 1800hrs for operational training.
Complaints about Firing Noise should be made to (01980) 620819.
Upcoming Major Exercises. During exercises access may be restricted on Larkhill Ranges and in the Chitterne – Shrewton – Tilshead Triangle north of the B390.
Access to SPTA is regulated by Salisbury Plain Military Lands, Bulford, Larkhill and Imber Range Byelaws. Always comply with local signs and flags. Rights of way in Range Danger Areas are closed when red flags are flying.
This Newsletter is published up to 6 weeks before the event and changes may occur. Access timings for the next week can be found on the SPTA Walks Line: (01980) 67 4763.
Imber Ranges. The public are excluded except when the roads are specifically opened. Planned open dates for 2014 are as follows:
Event Open Closed
Summer 1600hrs Thurs 21st Aug to 0800hrs Tues 02nd Sep.
Remembrance Service Sat 08th Nov Convoy from Warminster gate at 1000hrs.
Christmas & New Year 1600hrs Thurs 18th Dec to 0800hrs Mon 05th Jan.
1. Even when roads are open the village and buildings remain out of bounds to the public.
2. Dates may change if operational training needs dictate.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO REDUCE CRIME ON SALISBURY PLAIN?
If a crime is taking place e.g: hare coursing call 999 and do not challenge the offenders.
Report suspicious activity to PLAINWATCH (01980 674700) or PLAINWATCH@landmarc.mod.uk. The more information received the better e.g. time, place, vehicle registration, description of individuals and vehicles.
S J MADEN
for Senior Training Safety Officer Salisbury Plain