Nato security exercises planned around South Wales this week

Police have blocked off pedestrian access to Coldra Roundabout.  Pictured are NATO vehicle information signs outside The Celtic Manor on Chepstow Road. (9800160)

Police have blocked off pedestrian access to Coldra Roundabout. Pictured are NATO vehicle information signs outside The Celtic Manor on Chepstow Road. (9800160)

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CARS, aircraft and police officers will be carrying out security exercises around South Wales over the next few days in the run-up to Thursday and Friday's Nato summit at Celtic Manor, residents have been warned.

In a statement, Gwent Police said: "As part of the security operation for the 2014 Nato Wales Summit, a number of exercises involving vehicles, aircraft, and officer deployments will take place in South Wales and the South West over the next few days."

Chief Superintendent Alun Thomas said: "Residents should not be alarmed by these, they are essential to test our procedures alongside our mutual aid policing colleagues and partners from the military.

"We are grateful to the public for their continued support and we apologise in advance for any disruption these activities may cause."

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4:54pm Sun 31 Aug 14

lowandhardandinthecorner says...

boys will be boys with their boy toys!
boys will be boys with their boy toys! lowandhardandinthecorner
  • Score: -13

5:10pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Freedomguy2014 says...

with all the security police and Army personnel and warships what good will it do they are not prepared for an oncoming attack if there was to be one.

and in all the places in the world why would you come to a notorious place in Wales


i know what they are going to be talking about

Ukraine & Russia Conflict

Syria Israel and Gaza

tyranny and police state

and they want to deploy 10.00 troops to Ukraine to fight off Russia


im just saying if there trying to stop any oncoming terrorist attack. it would hit them hard because they are not prepared for this type of scenario . i feel that something might happen other wise why have all this security police and navy and army to protect them. why bring this trouble to our doorstep
with all the security police and Army personnel and warships what good will it do they are not prepared for an oncoming attack if there was to be one. and in all the places in the world why would you come to a notorious place in Wales i know what they are going to be talking about Ukraine & Russia Conflict Syria Israel and Gaza tyranny and police state and they want to deploy 10.00 troops to Ukraine to fight off Russia im just saying if there trying to stop any oncoming terrorist attack. it would hit them hard because they are not prepared for this type of scenario . i feel that something might happen other wise why have all this security police and navy and army to protect them. why bring this trouble to our doorstep Freedomguy2014
  • Score: -8

6:09pm Sun 31 Aug 14

sooty001 says...

I live approximately 500 yards from the Celtic Manor and as a resident I have been told nothing about road closures, bus timetables, school closures, there has been no meetings or information to date and all the information I have has been through media outlets like the Argus and TV.
I can understand the security aspect, but still no excuse to keep residents in the dark like mushrooms.
I live approximately 500 yards from the Celtic Manor and as a resident I have been told nothing about road closures, bus timetables, school closures, there has been no meetings or information to date and all the information I have has been through media outlets like the Argus and TV. I can understand the security aspect, but still no excuse to keep residents in the dark like mushrooms. sooty001
  • Score: 17

8:37pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Gasguy says...

sooty001 wrote:
I live approximately 500 yards from the Celtic Manor and as a resident I have been told nothing about road closures, bus timetables, school closures, there has been no meetings or information to date and all the information I have has been through media outlets like the Argus and TV.
I can understand the security aspect, but still no excuse to keep residents in the dark like mushrooms.
I also live a couple of hundred metres from the Celtic, there has been a couple of local residents meetings and also the police have done door to door visits twice although these have happened when I'm in work so I've missed them!
The last police visit suggested to my neighbour that they park their cars in an allocated car park and not on their drive so they certainly have concerns about the forthcoming protest march.....
[quote][p][bold]sooty001[/bold] wrote: I live approximately 500 yards from the Celtic Manor and as a resident I have been told nothing about road closures, bus timetables, school closures, there has been no meetings or information to date and all the information I have has been through media outlets like the Argus and TV. I can understand the security aspect, but still no excuse to keep residents in the dark like mushrooms.[/p][/quote]I also live a couple of hundred metres from the Celtic, there has been a couple of local residents meetings and also the police have done door to door visits twice although these have happened when I'm in work so I've missed them! The last police visit suggested to my neighbour that they park their cars in an allocated car park and not on their drive so they certainly have concerns about the forthcoming protest march..... Gasguy
  • Score: 7

11:04am Mon 1 Sep 14

JanJenkins says...

sooty001 wrote:
I live approximately 500 yards from the Celtic Manor and as a resident I have been told nothing about road closures, bus timetables, school closures, there has been no meetings or information to date and all the information I have has been through media outlets like the Argus and TV.
I can understand the security aspect, but still no excuse to keep residents in the dark like mushrooms.
My Husband and Son went to a public meeting in Caerleon town hall about the road closures ie Bulmore rd, and the security measures. Told that Bulmore road won't be closed until 31st August 2014. Rubbish it was closed two weeks earlier, so any information from Police and Council is a waste of breath and town hall hire fee.
[quote][p][bold]sooty001[/bold] wrote: I live approximately 500 yards from the Celtic Manor and as a resident I have been told nothing about road closures, bus timetables, school closures, there has been no meetings or information to date and all the information I have has been through media outlets like the Argus and TV. I can understand the security aspect, but still no excuse to keep residents in the dark like mushrooms.[/p][/quote]My Husband and Son went to a public meeting in Caerleon town hall about the road closures ie Bulmore rd, and the security measures. Told that Bulmore road won't be closed until 31st August 2014. Rubbish it was closed two weeks earlier, so any information from Police and Council is a waste of breath and town hall hire fee. JanJenkins
  • Score: -2

1:05pm Mon 1 Sep 14

BoredinWork says...

I live on catsash road and have actually found the police to be very helpfull. Why is eveyone seeing NATO in newport as a bad thing ? Im sorry but a bit of inconvience is nothing compared to some of the issues in other countries. Issues due to be addressed at this conference. I more than most have been affected by this i have had police interviews and been told i can not have friends/family over for my better halfs 21st birthday, however i'm happy that Newport and Wales will be to stage an even as big as this. Please stop whinging about a couple of days of slight inconvience when there are people in this world who are struggling to survive. Oh and to all those saying its in just Newport are wrong as there is meetings, smaller conferences and media events happening all over Cardiff and South Wales in general. We have also been informed that the barracades are not too keep out terrorists but are to create a barrier for pointless protesting. RANT OVER. Please just cheer up newport.
I live on catsash road and have actually found the police to be very helpfull. Why is eveyone seeing NATO in newport as a bad thing ? Im sorry but a bit of inconvience is nothing compared to some of the issues in other countries. Issues due to be addressed at this conference. I more than most have been affected by this i have had police interviews and been told i can not have friends/family over for my better halfs 21st birthday, however i'm happy that Newport and Wales will be to stage an even as big as this. Please stop whinging about a couple of days of slight inconvience when there are people in this world who are struggling to survive. Oh and to all those saying its in just Newport are wrong as there is meetings, smaller conferences and media events happening all over Cardiff and South Wales in general. We have also been informed that the barracades are not too keep out terrorists but are to create a barrier for pointless protesting. RANT OVER. Please just cheer up newport. BoredinWork
  • Score: 6

1:15pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

I think some 'exercises' would indeed be somewhat beneficial after the extraordinary amount of donuts, chips and burgers they seemed to put away over the weekend!
I think some 'exercises' would indeed be somewhat beneficial after the extraordinary amount of donuts, chips and burgers they seemed to put away over the weekend! Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: -3

1:36pm Mon 1 Sep 14

displayed says...

There was a heavy police presence in Cardiff Stadium, yestday afternoon, private coaches and riot vans around the area.
Nonato had a meeting in the Brindley Road Office which is the principal Highways service area site.
Coincidence.........
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There was a heavy police presence in Cardiff Stadium, yestday afternoon, private coaches and riot vans around the area. Nonato had a meeting in the Brindley Road Office which is the principal Highways service area site. Coincidence......... ......... displayed
  • Score: -1

5:47pm Mon 1 Sep 14

displayed says...

Welcome to the Newport, State police of Mind................
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Welcome to the Newport, State police of Mind................ ..... displayed
  • Score: -5

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