Gunfire and explosions will be heard from Shoebury ranges next week.

Weapons testing will be carried out during weekdays from 9am to 5pm but some rights of way will remain closed until Sunday.

Weather conditions on any given day significantly influence if and where activity may be noticed off site. Activities may be noticed by residents.

If members of the public have any concerns about range activity, they can call the freephone Careline on 0800 0560108.

The public can also receive advance notification of activities by registering.

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Members of the public can receive advance notification of activities by registering for the Advance Alert Service. Email requests to