Statement from Cllr Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader of Essex County Council and Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, in response to yesterday’s announcement by the Prime Minister of £2bn investment in cycling and walking infrastructure.
A shop local, shop safe campaign has been launched ahead of the wider reopening of shops on Monday 15 June.
A popular annual community event held in Shoebury is set to go ahead virtually to boost community spirit and to provide information and entertainment for all ages.
Belfairs Golf course, a Southend-on-Sea Borough Council owned pay and play golf facility in Leigh-on-Sea, is planning to reopen by the end of the month following the Government’s relaxation of restrictions on Sunday 10 May.
The Borough’s two household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) will be reopened to the public next week (Monday 18 May), but only for essential visits and with strict social distancing measures in place to ensure visitors and staff are kept safe.
Western Esplanade will be temporarily widened for pedestrians and cyclists from Saturday 16 May, in response to national changes to lockdown, and to allow local people to safely enjoy the seafront.
A helpline set up to assist those who are most at risk in our community is still going strong.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is urging visitors to stay away this bank holiday weekend, and asking local residents to continue to stay home and stay safe.
Southend Care opens care unit in partnership with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to support older people awaiting a COVID 19 negative test result.
As we go through our sixth week of lockdown, we thought we’d get in touch about some things coming up and a reminder of where to get help if you are self-isolating and have nobody to turn to.
It has been over a month since all rough sleepers in Southend-on-Sea were offered temporary accommodation and work continues between the council, charities and the voluntary sector to keep them safe.
The council’s first formal virtual meeting took place yesterday afternoon. The appointments and disciplinary committee met to discuss the appointment of the director of digital futures and ICT. MS Teams was used to conduct the meeting.
A list of “99 things to do before you’re 19”, has been started using at-home activities, to inspire young people to gain rounded experiences of life, even during lockdown.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is reminding visitors to stay away from the seaside again this weekend.
The Leader of the Council has reflected on the great work to date to tackle coronavirus locally, and looked ahead to the future too.
The Leader and the Chief Executive of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council have written a joint letter to thank all the volunteers and voluntary organisations who are helping the council and the community respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
The council is asking residents to be considerate to their neighbours whilst the country continues to follow Government instructions to stay at home.
The council has issued advice on holding safe ‘stay at home’ street parties.
Gloves, aprons and face masks have all been donated after an urgent appeal for personal protective equipment (PPE) was made in Southend-on-Sea.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has outlined its support for local care providers at this time, in a letter sent to them last week.
87% of children in Southend-on-Sea will start primary school in September 2020 at their first-choice primary school, and 96% at one of their top three preferences.
Over 700 food parcels, medication and befriending links have been delivered to those who are most at risk in our community, thanks to Southend Coronavirus Action and its helpline, set up by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, in partnership with charities and the voluntary community.
This briefing is to update all daily on the ongoing development and management of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the current situation in the UK, and some key public health responses.
Childminders and nurseries have been praised by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s early year’s team for helping provide 7-day-a-week care to vulnerable children and children of key workers.
The 2020/21 road and footway resurfacing programme has begun to ensure roads and pavements are repaired and maintained through the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.
The council and its recycling and waste contractor, Veolia, are reminding residents that if your collection day falls on Good Friday (10 April), your recycling and waste will be collected on Saturday 11 April instead.
The council’s cabinet member for environment and planning has thanked hardworking staff for their commitment to providing key services throughout the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.
As the Easter weekend approaches and warm weather is predicted, we are reminding residents of the Government’s guidance about being outside.
That is because my Physiotherapy service is available in the comfort of your own home using video consultations which allows you and I to solve your problem without you having to risk going to the doctors or continuing to suffer.
This type of thing is happening a lot right now. People have changed their exercise habits or doing less exercise due to the lockdown and it’s causing a lot of stress and tension in places that people are not used to.
Residents are being urged not to leave their unwanted household items outside charity shops as they face the risk of being fined for fly-tipping.
Due to the current climate and changes to household income due to Coronavirus, some children may now be eligible for free school meals.
People who stayed home and acted responsibly this weekend are being thanked.
During this difficult time, it's important to stay in touch with family, friends and colleagues. Zoom can be used for personal use such as family group calls, or business use such as meetings witch colleagues and workers. We are going to show you how to setup a Zoom account for iPhone/iPad, Windows and Mac, please see below
Food parcels are lined up ready to go out to vulnerable residents as Southend-on-Sea’s community continues to pull together in this time of need.
Seafront parking has been suspended as part of efforts to deter visitors to Southend seafront this weekend and ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.
During these difficult times, Body Bliss Yoga, Southend are offering FREE online LIVE classes to NHS nurses and Carers. This includes Yoga and Pilates for all levels so please get involved!
Residents concerned about paying their council tax bills are being asked to contact the council for support and advice.
The crematorium grounds and cemetery churches, both on Sutton Road, closed to public access yesterday (Wednesday 1 April) as the council continues to follow Government regulations around Coronavirus.
A campaign telling people to stay away from the seaside as the weather improves has launched, as part of the council’s approach to tackling Coronavirus locally.
It is particularly important that you don't visit relatives aged over 70 or those with underlying health conditions.
The lights on Southend-on-Sea seafront will remain blue in honour of the carers in our community who are doing such a fantastic job.
The council is supporting the national effort to get food and supplies to our most vulnerable residents.
During this difficult time, it's important to stay in touch with all the family, including the older generation and your friends. Here it shows you how to setup a Skype account for iPhone/iPad, Windows and Mac.
We remain out and about around the county protecting and serving Essex. Our priorities haven’t changed: We’re here to keep people safe and to catch criminals.
This briefing is to update daily on the ongoing development and management of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the current situation in the UK, and our local plans and responses.
Maintenance of the council’s parks and open spaces is to be reduced from Monday 30 March as the council continue to take actions to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak.
All Southend-on-Sea rough sleepers have been provided emergency accommodation in hotels as part of the coordinated approach to tackle coronavirus.
The symptoms and advice on how to protect yourself and what you should do if you feel unwell.
How do I manage my bins if I'm told I have to stay at home?
It's important we look out for our family, friends and neighbours, especially if they live alone, are elderly or have pre-existing health conditions.
Please note that waste collections are currently operating as normal. We do have contingency plans in place, and will communicate those if/when those plans are required.
The most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.
All schools are currently closed, other than for pupils of parents who are considered key workers.
South Essex Homes have added statements to their website, on a range of changes and updates related to their homes and services.
The current Housing Benefit service is up and running in the normal way. For all information on how to claim help with Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction please see our Benefits and Council Tax section.
If you're worried about how you feel about the coronavirus, or are concerned for someone you know, help is available.