Salisbury Plain Training Area Newsletter September 2015
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September 2015 Newsletter
After a quiet August training will resume at moderate levels throughout the month of September. Armoured manoeuvre training will take place across all areas throughout the month with at least five local sub-units on the Plain each day. Activity will peak in the week 21 – 25 September when the Land Warfare Centre Armoured and Armoured Infantry courses deploy on Exercise COMBAT TEAM. 11 Signal Brigade will be running a major communications exercise for the majority of the month and Headquarters 3rd (UK) Division will conduct a command post exercise in the latter half of the month.
A leaflet on public access to Imber is available online and should be read in advance of any visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/435909/Imber_A5_Leaflet-final_Online_version.pdf
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 .
Artillery Live Firing Days from Areas 6, 7 and 8: 11th, 25th, 29th, 30th
Artillery Live Firing days on Salisbury Plain (East) NIL
Late firing on Larkhill/Westdown Danger Area: 1st , 3rd , 8th , 10th, 12th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th and 29th September 2015
AS90 Firing from Tilshead, Chitterne, Shrewton triangle: Nil
Non-firing days on Larkhill/Westdown Danger Area: 5th, 6th, 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th September 2015
Non firing days on Bulford Ranges: 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th September 2015
Complaints/Enquiries 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 2015 are as follows:
Event Open Closed
Summer 1800hrs Fri 7 Aug 0800hrs Mon 24 Aug
Remembrance Sunday 1800hrs Fri 06 Nov 0800hrs Mon 9 Nov
Christmas 1800hrs Fri 11 Dec 0800hrs Mon 4 Jan 16
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 any crime is taking place call 999 and do not under any circumstances 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.
Health and Safety reminder for all Military Training Areas and Ranges:
- Do not touch or tamper with Military debris.
- Wash your hands before you eat.
- Clean your footwear before you enter your car or home.
Senior Training Safety Officer Salisbury Plain