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We are not alone – Save the Middlewick Ranges

Ash Ranges is not the only location which is facing an uncertain future. This post is a guest post from our friends over in Colchester. Hi to all those who haven’t heard of our campaign. Save Ash Ranges/ www.SaveOurSpaces.co.uk asked us to write a brief article about our fight to save the Middlewick Ranges. First, …

Guildford Joint Committee backs our campaign

Following a successful discussion and representation at the Guildford Joint Committee, Cllr John Rigg, the committee’s chair has written a scathing email to the Chief Executive of the DIO. Guildford Joint Committee combines Parish, Borough and County councillors to ensure discussion and action on matters that impact larger groups of residents. This is a great …

Commiserating a Year of No Access

On Sunday 18th April, our second formal protest was staged outside of the closed gates. A beautiful April day, with no Army in attendance, our residents deserve to stretch their legs and thrive on the wide, flat surfaces denied to us for over a year. Instead, Save Our Spaces organised a protest on Sunday 19th …

Hart Council Raise Residents Concerns

In an open letter to the chief executive of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Hart Council launched a scathing attack on the perceived changes to the current byelaws affecting lots of residents of Hart District. The council raised concerns about the impact of the closures and more draconian policies currently enacted on Long Valley in particular. …

WHERE ELSE IS THIS HAPPENING?

This campaign began with the closure of the Ash Range Firing Complex however it quickly became clear that this behaviour formed part of a pattern from the MOD–restricting, removing or impeding access to land, covered by the Byelaws without consultation, transparency or any way to be held to account. OUR RESPONSE: If the changing needs …

WHAT IS BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM US?

A survey was conducted in 2020 on community use of the Aldershot military lands. Almost 11,000 residents responded to the survey (and you can find full details here). What was immediately clear from the results is that the land is highly used and highly valued by a large proportion of residents. Preservingreasonable access will protect …

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