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Residents near MOD range in Shoebury warned of disruption
RESIDENTS living near a military firing range are being warned there will be some noise and disruption over the next two weeks.
Qinetiq, which operates at MOD Shoeburyness will be carrying out testing from Monday, October 8 to Friday, October 19.
On Monday and Tuesday, some public rights of way will be closed overnight and people may be able to hear explosions coming from the site from 8am on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, October 12 there will be no disturbance.
On Monday, October 16 some public rights of way will be closed again overnight and there will be gunfire and explosions that may be heard from the site between 9am and 5pm for the rest of that week.
Qinetiq says the activities are not an increase in the usual use of the site and weather conditions may change where the noise will be heard.
Anyone that has concerns about range activity should call 0800 0560108.