The Royal Artillery Barracks will host the Olympic and Paralympic Shooting, and Paralympic Archery competitions at the London 2012 Games.
Olympic Shooting will take place at The Royal Artillery Barracks from 28 July – 6 August 2012. Paralympic competition will take place from 30 August – 6 September 2012.
This page is designed to keep you informed about the London 2012 Games in your area and provide you with the information you need to plan ahead for the Games.
The Royal Artillery Barracks
The Royal Artillery Barracks is a temporary venue which has been built specifically to host London 2012 sports competitions. Most of the temporary infrastructure required for the Games, such as the shooting ranges and grandstands, is now in place.
Additionally, some temporary overlay, such as spectator facilities, tents, cabins and fences are required on site for operational and security purposes. Most of these facilities have now being installed at the venue. These facilities, along with the other infrastructure installed at The Royal Artillery Barracks, will be removed following the completion of the Games.
LOCOG will work to keep all noise and disruption to a minimum.
If you have any questions about these works you can contact the LOCOG Community Relations team on 08000 722 110.
Venue operations during the Games
London 2012 is working with safety advisors and the Royal Borough of Greenwich to ensure the venue is safe for athletes, officials and the public.
This includes a safety exclusion zone, which will be implemented at the venue. In certain weather conditions, shot residue from the Shotgun events may not be captured by the safety netting. The safety exclusion zone covers an area beyond the safety netting where this residue may fall. Measures have been put in place to ensure that members of the public cannot access this area. We would like to reassure you that the possibility of Shotgun residue falling beyond the safety netting is unlikely, however, we need to take these precautions to ensure everybody’s safety.
LOCOG does not expect this to have any major impact on surrounding properties, but we are aware that it may cause some disturbance to pets. Local pet owners should ensure that pets are kept in a safe and secure environment. If your pet is easily distressed by noise, you may wish to consider keeping your pet indoors.
Further information about noise and how it may affect pets is available at www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanimals/pets/general/fireworks
London 2012 is aiming for 100% of spectators to travel to competition venues by public transport, walking or cycling. Spectators with a ticket for a Games event in London will receive a one-day Games Travelcard to use on the day of that event.
Spectators will be encouraged to travel to Woolwich Arsenal station and walk to the venue. An accessible bus service will be provided between New Road and the venue, for spectators with accessibility needs. There will also be a limited number of Blue Badge parking space provided close to the venue, which will need to be booked in advance. Cycle parking will also be provided.
Visit the Get Ahead of the Games website to receive the latest tips, travel information and travel advice for each day of the Games.
Local access and parking plans
The London 2012 Games will attract large numbers of visitors to venues and their surrounding areas, which means some temporary traffic and parking restrictions will be needed.
Find out how the areas around The Royal Artillery Barracks will be affected on our local access and parking plans page
The Olympic Route Network (ORN) will be in operation throughout the Games. The ORN aims to keep traffic moving across London during the Games. Information about the ORN is available at www.tfl.gov.uk/orn
What will happen and when?
15 April: Temporary closures of Ha Ha Road commences at 6am
16 April: Temporary closure of Repository Road commences, daily from 7am – 7pm
16–28 April: ISSF Shooting World Cup
28 April: Daily closures of Repository Roadend at 7pm
3–6 May: London Paralympic Archery International Tournament
8 May: Ha Ha Road reopens to the public at midnight
Hours of operation
Olympic competition will take place between 8.15am – 5pm each day.
Paralympic competition will take pale between 9am – 6.30pm each day.
For more information
For information about travel during the Games visit: www.getaheadofthegames.com
If you have any questions that you would like us to answer, please contact us at email@example.com or call the community relations hotline on 08000 722 110
After the Games
Following the completion of the Paralympic Games on 9 September 2012, all temporary facilities, temporary ranges and infrastructure will be removed.
London 2012 is working with the government and other key parties to identify opportunities where elements of the venue and sports equipment could be re-used after the Games.
From the Olympic Torch Relay and Local Leaders programme to the London 2012 Festival there are millions of ways to join in with London 2012. Events are taking place across the UK from now right until the end of the Games.
Find out what’s happening in your local community.