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City status announced for Southend-on-Sea

City status announced for Southend-on-Sea

Date: 19/10/2021

City status announced for Southend-on-Sea

All aboard for consultation on bus services in the Borough

All aboard for consultation on bus services in the Borough

Date: 14/10/2021

All aboard for consultation on bus services in the Borough

Additional seafront safety measures almost complete

Additional seafront safety measures almost complete

Date: 14/10/2021

Additional seafront safety measures almost complete

 Have your say on 10-year parking strategy for the Borough

Have your say on 10-year parking strategy for the Borough

Date: 14/10/2021

Have your say on 10-year parking strategy for the Borough

Planned highways improvement works announced for October

Planned highways improvement works announced for October

Date: 12/10/2021

Planned highways improvement works announced for October

Southend Local Plan Conversation 2021

Southend Local Plan Conversation 2021

Date: 12/10/2021

Southend Local Plan Conversation 2021

Road closure order to provide emergency safety measures if needed

Road closure order to provide emergency safety measures if needed

Date: 05/10/2021

Road closure order to provide emergency safety measures if needed

Work completes on first stage of Leigh Cliffs repairs

Work completes on first stage of Leigh Cliffs repairs

Date: 05/10/2021

Work completes on first stage of Leigh Cliffs repairs

60 Minute Mentor continues to provide support to students in Southend

60 Minute Mentor continues to provide support to students in Southend

Date: 29/09/2021

60 Minute Mentor continues to provide support to students in Southend

Queens Green Canopy project to kick tree planting season off

Queens Green Canopy project to kick tree planting season off

Date: 29/09/2021

Queens Green Canopy project to kick tree planting season off

Road closure order to provide emergency safety measures if needed

Road closure order to provide emergency safety measures if needed

Date: 27/09/2021

Road closure order to provide emergency safety measures if needed

Less than two weeks until world-renowned cycle race comes to town

Less than two weeks until world-renowned cycle race comes to town

Date: 27/09/2021

Less than two weeks until world-renowned cycle race comes to town

Work completes on first stage of Leigh Cliffs repairs

Work completes on first stage of Leigh Cliffs repairs

Date: 27/09/2021

Work completes on first stage of Leigh Cliffs repairs

Fabulous street art draws Southend Arts Festival to a successful close

Fabulous street art draws Southend Arts Festival to a successful close

Date: 22/09/2021

Fabulous street art draws Southend Arts Festival to a successful close Wednesday 22 September 2021

Get your tickets now for unique event taking place on world-famous Pier

Get your tickets now for unique event taking place on world-famous Pier

Date: 21/09/2021

Get your tickets now for unique event taking place on world-famous Pier

Inspire a generation – become an industry champion

Inspire a generation – become an industry champion

Date: 20/09/2021

Friday 17 September 2021 People who love their job are being encouraged to become industry champions and inspire the next generation to enter their specific field of employment.

Major improvement works finished at key junction

Major improvement works finished at key junction

Date: 20/09/2021

Friday 17 September 2021 Image attached shows the new road layout heading into Southend-on-Sea and a ‘before’ image.

Selective licensing scheme update to be discussed at Cabinet

Selective licensing scheme update to be discussed at Cabinet

Date: 17/09/2021

An update on the selective licencing scheme being introduced to better regulate landlords in certain wards of Southend is to be discussed by Cabinet.

Planned highways works announced for September

Planned highways works announced for September

Date: 17/09/2021

Planned highways works announced for September

Safety inspections for cemetery monuments and graves

Safety inspections for cemetery monuments and graves

Date: 17/09/2021

A specialist contractor will carry out inspections on the condition and structural stability of gravestones and monuments over the coming months, for the ongoing safety of visitors to the council-owned and managed sites in the Borough.

Southend business survey launched

Southend business survey launched

Date: 17/09/2021

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and the Southend Business Partnership are pleased to announce that the annual Southend business survey is now available. This survey is aimed at business people in the local community and will be open for four weeks.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council partners with FSB to support local small businesses

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council partners with FSB to support local small businesses

Date: 17/09/2021

Small businesses in Southend can now benefit from expert support to guide them through pandemic recovery, thanks to a new partnership with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Grab the Jab. The Vax Van

Grab the Jab. The Vax Van

Date: 17/09/2021

he Vax Van will be attending the Hamlet Court Road Harmony Festival, on Hamlet Court Road, from 11am to 3pm this Sunday (19th Sep) for people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. No appointment needed just drop-in and #GrabTheJab so you can do the things you love safely.

Record-breaking visitor numbers enjoy iconic pier

Record-breaking visitor numbers enjoy iconic pier

Date: 13/09/2021

Southend Pier welcomed over 74,000 visitors in August, the highest number of visitors since records began 14 years ago.

Cabinet to discuss housing unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

Cabinet to discuss housing unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

Date: 13/09/2021

Cabinet will discuss whether up to 27 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children who have arrived in England, mainly via boat in Kent, can be given refuge and housed in Southend.

Cabinet to discuss submission of city status bid

Cabinet to discuss submission of city status bid

Date: 08/09/2021

The council’s cabinet will discuss the submission of a city status bid at its meeting next week.

Ten-year parking strategy set for Cabinet discussion

Ten-year parking strategy set for Cabinet discussion

Date: 07/09/2021

A draft strategy which will shape the council’s approach to parking in the Borough for the next 10 years, is set to be discussed by the council’s Cabinet next week.

Southend Halloween Parade will be a huge boost to Southend and visitor economy

Southend Halloween Parade will be a huge boost to Southend and visitor economy

Date: 06/09/2021

Some frightfully good fun is in store for families and visitors this autumn when the first ever Southend Halloween Parade takes place on Saturday 30 October.

Work to strengthen Southend Pier starts ahead of building work

Work to strengthen Southend Pier starts ahead of building work

Date: 19/08/2021

Keen-eyed residents will have spotted machinery being moved by barge to the end of Southend-on-Sea Pier so supports can be put in place ahead of a new public toilet block being built.

Council seeks views on adult social care in Southend

Council seeks views on adult social care in Southend

Date: 09/08/2021

As part of devising a new local strategy for adult social care, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are asking those who have used the services locally to have their say. This feedback will help ensure the services available work for the needs of those who use them.

COVID-19 Test and Trace Support Payments extended to end of September

COVID-19 Test and Trace Support Payments extended to end of September

Date: 09/08/2021

The Test and Trace Support Payments (TTSP) scheme has now been extended until 30 September 2021.

Council tax support available to residents once again

Council tax support available to residents once again

Date: 09/08/2021

Additional funding has been made available to the council to support residents of working age who are in receipt of council tax reductions with their council tax bills for 2021/22.

Are you ready for The Southend Arts Festival?

Are you ready for The Southend Arts Festival?

Date: 06/08/2021

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is delighted to be working with the Southend Tourism Partnership to support the Southend Arts Festival, a fantastic celebration of the vibrant performance and cultural scene in the Borough.

Planned highways works announced for August

Planned highways works announced for August

Date: 02/08/2021

Five roads across the borough are planned for repairs and resurfacing throughout August as the council continues with its planned phase 1, comprehensive £5m programme of highways works programme.

PlastiCity returns to help businesses and schools reduce, reuse and recycle plastic

PlastiCity returns to help businesses and schools reduce, reuse and recycle plastic

Date: 21/07/2021

PlastiCity are back and working with local businesses and schools to look at plastic waste and how to reduce, reuse and recycle more.

Councillors to discuss anti-poverty plan for Southend

Councillors to discuss anti-poverty plan for Southend

Date: 21/07/2021

An anti-poverty plan is set to be developed with key stakeholders with cabinet councillors discussing a report about food justice and tackling poverty next week

Impact of COVID-19 discussed as Annual Public Health report is presented to Cabinet

Impact of COVID-19 discussed as Annual Public Health report is presented to Cabinet

Date: 20/07/2021

The latest annual report from the director of public health at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council will be presented to Cabinet on Tuesday 27 July 2021 (item 6).

Cabinet to discuss making part of Hamlet Court Road a conservation area

Cabinet to discuss making part of Hamlet Court Road a conservation area

Date: 20/07/2021

The decision to make the northern section of Hamlet Court Road (south of the London Road) into a designated conservation area will be discussed by cabinet on 27 July.

Key worker permit to end next month

Key worker permit to end next month

Date: 16/07/2021

A temporary parking permit for NHS health and care workers carrying out essential work during the Coronavirus pandemic will stop at the end of July.

Paint issue means pier train delay

Paint issue means pier train delay

Date: 16/07/2021

The installation of the new electric pier trains, which were scheduled for a summer 2021 launch has been delayed due to an issue with paint sourced by the contractor, Severn Lamb.

Parks and open spaces consultation now live

Parks and open spaces consultation now live

Date: 15/07/2021

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has launched a consultation to find out what people want to see in their parks and open spaces, and how these areas could better meet the public’s needs.

Illegal cigarettes and tobacco products seized from shops in Southend

Illegal cigarettes and tobacco products seized from shops in Southend

Date: 15/07/2021

Large quantities of illegal cigarettes, hand rolling tobacco and illegal flavoured tobacco have been seized following coordinated raids on shops in Southend.

‘Safe To Play’ safeguarding campaign goes live in Southend

‘Safe To Play’ safeguarding campaign goes live in Southend

Date: 14/07/2021

Local sports coaches, clubs and physical activity providers across Southend have this week received new augmented reality cards and awareness training as part of an innovative safeguarding campaign to help keep those involved in sport safe.

New controlled bollards for our High Street safety and security

New controlled bollards for our High Street safety and security

Date: 13/07/2021

A new upgraded bollard system is to be installed that will improve safety and increase security measures at all vehicle entrances to Southend High Street.

Look out for your household canvass

Look out for your household canvass

Date: 07/07/2021

As part of the council’s annual voter registration canvass, households will soon be contacted by the Electoral Services team. Residents will be contacted by email, form or letter.

Further £5m investment confirmed for Southend’s roads and pavements

Further £5m investment confirmed for Southend’s roads and pavements

Date: 06/07/2021

A further £5m is being invested into the Borough’s roads and pavements this year, taking the total to £10m in 2021/22.

Mayor to raise progress flag in support of Southend Pride week

Mayor to raise progress flag in support of Southend Pride week

Date: 05/07/2021

Southend’s Mayor will raise the progress flag at Porters Civic House on Monday 12 July to mark the start of Southend Pride week.

Survey shows 83% support for new PSPO in Leigh-on-Sea

Survey shows 83% support for new PSPO in Leigh-on-Sea

Date: 02/07/2021

A new public space protection order (PSPO) could be introduced from Chalkwell seafront to Leigh-on-Sea to reduce anti-social behaviour after 83% of survey respondents showed support for it.

Council hops on to support Hares About Town

Council hops on to support Hares About Town

Date: 01/07/2021

Two of the hares in the Hares About Town Art Trail – Rusty and Hare’s Magic – are being sponsored by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

Southend-on-Sea set to host prestigious women’s cycling race

Southend-on-Sea set to host prestigious women’s cycling race

Date: 29/06/2021

Southend-on-Sea is set to host the fourth stage of world-renowned cycle race, The Women’s Tour, in October 2021, welcoming hundreds of elite level female athletes to the Borough as part of the prestigious event.

Can you Make Southend Sparkle?

Can you Make Southend Sparkle?

Date: 21/06/2021

Make Southend Sparkle is running a community campaign to encourage residents and businesses to take pride in the town during the first two weeks of July.

Schoolchildren: please keep testing

Schoolchildren: please keep testing

Date: 18/06/2021

Southend’s Director of Public Health is requesting parents and carers continue to encourage the young people in their household to test regularly following a recent slight rise in infection rates within schools.

Tell us the priorities for SEND children and young people in Southend-on-Sea

Tell us the priorities for SEND children and young people in Southend-on-Sea

Date: 18/06/2021

A survey has been launched giving young people, families and professionals the chance to have their say on the priorities for the new Southend SEND Strategy for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Key worker permit extended until end of July as council supports NHS and care staff

Key worker permit extended until end of July as council supports NHS and care staff

Date: 18/06/2021

A temporary permit allowing NHS health and care workers carrying out essential work during the Coronavirus pandemic to park in all the Borough’s council owned car parks and on street bays has been extended until the end of July.

Appreciation for our community volunteers

Appreciation for our community volunteers

Date: 02/06/2021

Volunteers Week 2021 has arrived, and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council would like to thank and celebrate our community volunteers for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.

Taxi drivers given free face coverings for passengers

Taxi drivers given free face coverings for passengers

Date: 27/05/2021

Taxi drivers across Southend-on-Sea have been given free face coverings to hand out to their passengers free-of-charge.

Protect, respect, enjoy this bank holiday weekend

Protect, respect, enjoy this bank holiday weekend

Date: 27/05/2021

With lockdown restrictions having eased further, a bank holiday weekend approaching and warmer weather predicted, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are urging residents and visitors to be respectful whilst having fun.

CENSUS SCAMS STILL CIRCULATING

CENSUS SCAMS STILL CIRCULATING

Date: 27/05/2021

Residents are reminded to be aware of 2021 Census scams which continue to circulate following the closing date of March 21st.

Planned June highways works

Planned June highways works

Date: 26/05/2021

Up to four roads across the borough are planned for repairs and resurfacing throughout June as the council continues with its planned highways works programme.

Great British Spring Clean set to take over the town

Great British Spring Clean set to take over the town

Date: 26/05/2021

A national campaign to get local people involved in cleaning up their community is set to launch this week – and here is how local groups can get involved.

CAUTION ON HOLIDAY BOOKINGS AS TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS EASED

CAUTION ON HOLIDAY BOOKINGS AS TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS EASED

Date: 21/05/2021

As lockdown and travel restrictions ease and we are all eager to get away, residents are reminded to be vigilant when booking holidays as £2.2m was lost to holiday fraud last year - an average of £1,242 per victim.

New Mayor for Southend-on-Sea

New Mayor for Southend-on-Sea

Date: 21/05/2021

The 100th Mayor of Southend-on-Sea has taken the chains as Cllr Margaret Borton was inaugurated as first citizen of the Borough.

Southend Pass proving popular with residents and visitors

Southend Pass proving popular with residents and visitors

Date: 21/05/2021

The Southend Pass has been used over 20,000 times in less than two months since its launch, with town centre and seafront car parks being visited the most and over 2,000 passes bought in total so far.

Residents asked for views on powers to tackle anti-social behaviour

Residents asked for views on powers to tackle anti-social behaviour

Date: 18/05/2021

Residents are being asked if powers should be introduced to tackle anti-social behaviours in Chalkwell and Leigh-on-Sea.

Libraries help support mental wellbeing through the power of reading

Libraries help support mental wellbeing through the power of reading

Date: 18/05/2021

A new campaign is set to launch in Southend libraries which looks to tackle loneliness and support mental health during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the town’s recovery.

International recognition given to Southend for its award-winning beaches

International recognition given to Southend for its award-winning beaches

Date: 17/05/2021

Southend-on-Sea has been commended for the quality and management of its beaches after five beaches were awarded the Blue Flag and all eight beaches were given a Seaside Award.

First ever virtual Faith and Belief Festival to celebrate cultural diversity of the Borough

First ever virtual Faith and Belief Festival to celebrate cultural diversity of the Borough

Date: 14/05/2021

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council's Faith and Belief Network, SAVS and Southend Museums are organising the first ever virtual Faith and Belief Festival to celebrate the cultural diversity of the Borough.

Borough prepares for further easing of lockdown restrictions

Borough prepares for further easing of lockdown restrictions

Date: 13/05/2021

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council welcomes further easing of lockdown measures from 17 May but urges residents and visitors to remain cautious.

Remaining leisure centres in the Borough set to reopen

Remaining leisure centres in the Borough set to reopen

Date: 13/05/2021

The Council’s leisure operator has confirmed plans to reopen the remaining three leisure centres in the Borough and restart indoor group exercise classes at Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre.

Vital safety barrier works completed across Southend-on-Sea

Vital safety barrier works completed across Southend-on-Sea

Date: 12/05/2021

Work to install new pedestrian and road safety barriers across the Borough has been completed, as part of a £440,000 investment from the council’s capital investment programme.

Visitors welcomed back to cultural venues with world class exhibitions

Visitors welcomed back to cultural venues with world class exhibitions

Date: 12/05/2021

Cultural venues in Southend are set to start reopening their doors to the public following confirmation by the Government that the country will enter step three of the roadmap to recovery.

FOSTER CARE FORTNIGHT: Southend Fostering Service needs local heroes to help transform lives

FOSTER CARE FORTNIGHT: Southend Fostering Service needs local heroes to help transform lives

Date: 07/05/2021

As part of Foster Care Fortnight (11-23 May), Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Fostering Service are searching for much-needed local heroes to become foster carers and help transform lives of children and young people.

Elections 2021 - Vote Safe Southend

Elections 2021 - Vote Safe Southend

Date: 05/05/2021

Voters will see additional safety measures in place at polling stations tomorrow (Thursday 6 May).

Protect, respect, enjoy - have fun but please be respectful this bank holiday

Protect, respect, enjoy - have fun but please be respectful this bank holiday

Date: 30/04/2021

With lockdown restrictions having eased and a bank holiday weekend approaching, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are urging residents and visitors to be respectful whilst having fun.

Help make a difference to youngsters this summer holiday

Help make a difference to youngsters this summer holiday

Date: 30/04/2021

Charities, schools and local businesses are being asked to come forward and help provide a summer of fun for children and young people in Southend-on-Sea

 Planned May highways works

Planned May highways works

Date: 30/04/2021

Up to eight roads across the borough are planned for repairs and resurfacing throughout May as the council continues with its planned winter highways works programme.

Council chief executive to take up new job at London Councils

Council chief executive to take up new job at London Councils

Date: 28/04/2021

Alison Griffin, chief executive of the council is to take up a new job as chief executive of London Councils this summer.

Pier investment continues as work starts on pier head and new trains take shape

Pier investment continues as work starts on pier head and new trains take shape

Date: 26/04/2021

Southend Pier, which has welcomed 12,000 visitors since it reopened 12 April, is set for a new look and feel this summer, with £2.5m of capital investment starting on the pier head and the new pier trains set for a summer unveiling.

UK Community Renewal Fund open for bids

UK Community Renewal Fund open for bids

Date: 23/04/2021

Local organisations in Southend-on-Sea can apply for a share of £3m which has been made available by the UK Government to support recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Council initiative sees rapid coronavirus test kits delivered to Southend mosques

Council initiative sees rapid coronavirus test kits delivered to Southend mosques

Date: 22/04/2021

A new Council initiative is underway to ensure diverse communities across the Borough have equal access to coronavirus testing facilities.

Positive start for the HAF programme

Positive start for the HAF programme

Date: 21/04/2021

The Council is recognising and thanking our local organisations, charities, and schools for delivering the Holiday activities and food programme (HAF) for Southend’s children and young people.

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