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Rising to the sustainability challenge through recycling and waste reduction on the Defence Estate

Keeping the Defence Estate clean [Copyright Landmarc Support Services Limited, 2018]

It’s Recycle Week, the nation’s annual celebration of recycling and an opportunity for us all to consider how we can ‘Step It Up’ in our efforts to recycle and re-use more of the right things, more often.

Reversing the trend of declining bees on the Defence Training Estate

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This week is National Pollinator’s Week and we’d like to share the initiatives we’ve put in place to help protect bees on the Defence estate. Bees are major pollinators, that ensure food and food security, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity and …

Managing wildfires and much more on the Defence Training Estate

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Firefighters from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service monitoring the fire on Salisbury Plain Training Area. [Photograph courtesy of Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service]

Hi, I’m Brigadier Simon Stockley, Head of the DIO’s Overseas Region and Defence Training Estate (OR&DTE). My role includes the provision of military training facilities here in the UK, and around the world, to enable our Armed Forces to be …

New vehicles crack down on illegal activity on Salisbury Plain

Hi, I’m Lt Col Stewart Andrews and I’m DIO’s Senior Training Safety Officer for Salisbury Plain. Last year, 2948 illegal incursions were reported in the South West; most were caused by people illegally driving 4x4s and motorcycles on the Plain. …

Enabling Positive Experiences: Celebrating World FM Day

Looking after the training estate in Sennybridge, Wales [Copyright Landmarc Support Services Limited, 2018]

I’m Richard McKinney, Regional Delivery Director for DIO. Today is World FM Day and to celebrate I'd like to reflect on the vital work and vast range of facilities management (FM) services that DIO, staff, suppliers and industry partners provide …

DIO partnership provides protection for people and nature

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Dartmoor Warbler [Copyright, Creative Commons 2018]

Hi, I’m Mark Sumner and I work in DIO’s Environmental Support and Compliance Team as the Access and Recreation Advisor, based in Salisbury Plain. Today, I’ll be blogging about the work DIO has done to protect our most important wildlife …