MINISTRY OF DEFENCE NOTICENotice ID: COL2175410
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE NOTICE
Night firing will take place on the following days during September 2021:
Fingringhoe Ranges Nil
Middlewick Ranges Nil
DUE TO OPERATIONAL COMMITMENTS FIRING INCLUDING NIGHT FIRING MAY TAKE PLACE AT EXTREMELY SHORT NOTICE, AFTER THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION. FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY DO NOT ENTER THE RANGE DANGER AREA IF RED FLAGS ARE FLYING OR RED LIGHTS ARE DISPLAYED.
Colchester Training Areas will have troops training on most days during the month of Sept 2021. Members of the public are reminded that the Range Danger Area is closed including all entrances, when Red Flags are flying, or Red Lamps/lights are displayed. The Training areas are only available for recreational walking when NOT being used for military training. Pest Species control and Deer Management, using shotguns and rifles, will also take place on these ranges and training areas and members of public are therefore warned of this potential risk when entering the training area and ranges.
The Permissive Footpaths and all Permissive entrances onto the Training Area will close on the 1st of the Month for a period of 24 Hours.
A danger of unexploded bombs exists on the ranges and training areas. Members of the public intending to make use of these areas, when safe to do so, should ensure that they remain on public rights of way all the time. There must be no horse riding on the training estate. Horse riders are to remain on bridleways only. If any irregularity is seen on Friday Wood Training Area, Middlewick and Fingringhoe Ranges, you are to report to Training Safety Officer East Anglia Training Area on 01206 736149 or training area operatives on 01206 735203 during working hours. During out of working hours it should immediately be reported to Royal Military Police on 01206 816830/6831 or Essex Police on 101. If there is no answer ring the Operations Room on 01842 855367 manned 24/7.