Ash Ranges Update
The southern part of the ranges, which was originally part of the Ash Ranges Firing Complex, will be open from Saturday 2nd April 2022 to the public at ALL times when the red flags are not flying. This includes all of the existing road surface within this previously restricted area. All of the access gates along this route have been improved to allow easier access to the new public area (when the red flags are not flying).
Cllr Nigel Manning, Chairman of Ash Parish Council said “I am extremely pleased that the MOD have opened up part of the Firing complex for public access at all times, when the red flags are not flying, from Saturday 2nd April. This area runs from Enfield Road to the Normandy Hill Corner. This will enable all residents to have access to a formal tarmacked road as well as flat grassed areas and woodland. The access gates into this newly opened up area, have also been improved for easier access. This finally completes one of the hardest fought battles for public access, to part the Ash Firing Range Complex, that was previously stopped by the MOD in April 2020. The MOD have advised me that the East/West corridor, connecting the perimeter path to the Range Danger Area (RDA) is expected to be finalised later this year”.