Projected Barrier Closure Times

Day

Date

Times

Mon

19-Aug-19

0745 - 1630hrs

Tue

20-Aug-19

0745 - 1630hrs

Wed

21-Aug-19

0745 - 1630hrs

Thu

22-Aug-19

0745 - 1630hrs

Fri

23-Aug-19

0745 - 1315hrs

Sat

24-Aug-19

Transit Roads Open

Sun

25-Aug-19

Transit Roads Open

Mon

26-Aug-19

0745 - 1630hrs

Tue

27-Aug-19

0745 - 1630hrs

Wed

28-Aug-19

0745 - 1630hrs

Thu

29-Aug-19

0745 - 1630hrs

Fri

30-Aug-19

0745 - 1315hrs

Sat

31-Aug-19

Transit Roads Open

Day

Date

Times

Sun

01-Sep-19

Transit Roads Open

Mon

02-Sep-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Tue

03-Sep-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Wed

04-Sep-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Thu

05-Sep-19

0745 - 0100hrs *

Fri

06-Sep-19

0745 - 1315hrs

Sat

07-Sep-19

0745 - 2359hrs

Sun

08-Sep-19

0001 - 0900hrs

Mon

09-Sep-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Tue

10-Sep-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Wed

11-Sep-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Thu

12-Sep-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Fri

13-Sep-19

0745 - 1315hrs

Sat

14-Sep-19

Transit Roads Open

Sun

15-Sep-19

Transit Roads Open

Mon

16-Sep-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Tue

17-Sep-19

0745 - 0100hrs *

Wed

18-Sep-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Thu

19-Sep-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Fri

20-Sep-19

0745 - 2359hrs

Sat

21-Sep-19

0001 - 2359hrs

Sun

22-Sep-19

0001 - 0900hrs

Mon

23-Sep-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Tue

24-Sep-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Wed

25-Sep-19

0745 - 2359hrs

Thu

26-Sep-19

0001 - 1615hrs

Fri

27-Sep-19

0745 - 1315hrs

Sat

28-Sep-19

Transit Roads Open

Sun

29-Sep-19

Transit Roads Open

Mon

30-Sep-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Day

Date

Times

Tue

01-Oct-19

0745 - 2359hrs

Wed

02-Oct-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Thu

03-Oct-19

Transit Roads Open

Fri

04-Oct-19

Transit Roads Open

Sat

05-Oct-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Sun

06-Oct-19

Transit Roads Open

Mon

07-Oct-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Tue

08-Oct-19

0745 - 2359hrs

Wed

09-Oct-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Thu

10-Oct-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Fri

11-Oct-19

0745 - 1315hrs

Sat

12-Oct-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Sun

13-Oct-19

Transit Roads Open

Mon

14-Oct-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Tue

15-Oct-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Wed

16-Oct-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Thu

17-Oct-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Fri

18-Oct-19

0745 - 1315hrs

Sat

19-Oct-19

Transit Roads Open

Sun

20-Oct-19

Transit Roads Open

Mon

21-Oct-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Tue

22-Oct-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Wed

23-Oct-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Thu

24-Oct-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Fri

25-Oct-19

0745 - 1315hrs

Sat

26-Oct-19

Transit Roads Open

Sun

27-Oct-19

Transit Roads Open

Mon

28-Oct-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Tue

29-Oct-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Wed

30-Oct-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Thu

31-Oct-19

0745 - 1615hrs

Timings subject to change. Please check this page for updates.  

* = Amended Timings / Korrigierte Zeiten

The Senne Training Area (STA)

  1. The STA is a closed military training area, which is active during the times shown at Annex A to this Order.  Closure is specifically denoted by closed peripheral barriers one hour before and throughout active training.  When live firing is intended or in progress, red flags, (red lights by night) are displayed.  Outside these times roads not open for public co-use are barred or signposted to indicate closure.

  2. No one, other than troops whose activity is registered in the Daily Range Summary, is authorised to use training facilities, undertake training (including transit of the training area with military vehicles/convoys), carry out extra-curricular activities nor leave the specific transit roads, within the training area, at any time.  This includes a prohibition on any fitness training, which has not been agreed, by time and location, with the Training Safety Officer (TSO). DIO Land Management Services are similarly constrained to liaise with Range Control before committing personnel or contractors to conduct maintenance.

  3. The whole training area has been declared a ‘Traffic Zone’ in German Law.  The appropriate signs are displayed on all approach roads.  Full compliance with Federal Traffic Law is mandatory.  The maximum speed limit on ALL roads/tracks within the training area is set under the Zonal Regulation:
    1. 60 KPH for wheeled vehicles.
    2. 40 KPH for tracked vehicles.
    3. Out of gauge vehicles move with an escort.

      Note 1: Halting or parking is prohibited on all roads or verges.  (Beware most verges are soft).
      Note 2: Prevailing weather conditions, training activities or the road condition may dictate that a lower speed is necessary.

  4. Certain roads are designated as transit roads and these are opened to public co-use outside the range active times shown above.  However, changes in training programmes or situations which might otherwise present a danger to the public may cause these timings to be varied at short notice or without notice.  In such circumstance no alternative roads through or around the training area can be made available for public co-use.

  5. As a result of an inspection by the German Civil Police (GCP), Range Control was informed that the Southern Ring Road as a Military Road should not be open to the public and cannot be considered as a co-use road.  This status was confirmed by Paderborn Stadt, therefore with immediate effect all access within the Senne Training Area will be restricted to co-use roads only.

  6. No vehicle may be used on any road within the STA for driver training, driver testing or brake testing, unless the use has been agreed with Range Control, in advance, and complete programme and safety instruction has been submitted.

  7. Under German Law it is an offence to pick up, move or take away ammunition, ammunition remnants, scrap, targetry materials or military property from the Training Area.

  8. Offences under Environmental Protection Laws may attract fines up to €50,000.  Local authorities may prosecute for damage to the environment and recover, in addition to finds and costs. Such offences include:
    1. Illegal dumping of rubbish, including unauthorised dumping in skips provided for military use, dumping of recyclable waste or contaminated or polluting materials.
    2. Riding (horse, mountain bikes or motorcycles) or driving vehicles in ecologically significant areas or areas of scientific interest.
    3. Picking or digging up plants and fungus.
    4. Polluting surface water ground water or streams.
    5. Poaching, going equipped to poach or possession of poached animals, fish or birds.

  9. All users of the training area are to be aware that German Civil Police, Royal Military Police, Federal Forestry Officers or Range Patrol Staff may conduct checks on vehicles or their occupants or any persons found within the training area boundary.