City status announced for Southend-on-Sea
All aboard for consultation on bus services in the Borough
Additional seafront safety measures almost complete
Have your say on 10-year parking strategy for the Borough
Planned highways improvement works announced for October
Southend Local Plan Conversation 2021
Road closure order to provide emergency safety measures if needed
Work completes on first stage of Leigh Cliffs repairs
60 Minute Mentor continues to provide support to students in Southend
Queens Green Canopy project to kick tree planting season off
Road closure order to provide emergency safety measures if needed
Less than two weeks until world-renowned cycle race comes to town
Work completes on first stage of Leigh Cliffs repairs
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
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.
Friday 17 September 2021 Image attached shows the new road layout heading into Southend-on-Sea and a ‘before’ image.
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
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-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.
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).
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.
Southend Pier welcomed over 74,000 visitors in August, the highest number of visitors since records began 14 years ago.
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.
The council’s cabinet will discuss the submission of a city status bid at its meeting next week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Test and Trace Support Payments (TTSP) scheme has now been extended until 30 September 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.
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.
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 are back and working with local businesses and schools to look at plastic waste and how to reduce, reuse and recycle more.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Large quantities of illegal cigarettes, hand rolling tobacco and illegal flavoured tobacco have been seized following coordinated raids on shops in Southend.
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.
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.
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.
A further £5m is being invested into the Borough’s roads and pavements this year, taking the total to £10m in 2021/22.
Southend’s Mayor will raise the progress flag at Porters Civic House on Monday 12 July to mark the start of Southend Pride week.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 across Southend-on-Sea have been given free face coverings to hand out to their passengers free-of-charge.
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.
Residents are reminded to be aware of 2021 Census scams which continue to circulate following the closing date of March 21st.
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.
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.
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.
The 100th Mayor of Southend-on-Sea has taken the chains as Cllr Margaret Borton was inaugurated as first citizen of the Borough.
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 are being asked if powers should be introduced to tackle anti-social behaviours in Chalkwell and Leigh-on-Sea.
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.
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.
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.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council welcomes further easing of lockdown measures from 17 May but urges residents and visitors to remain cautious.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Voters will see additional safety measures in place at polling stations tomorrow (Thursday 6 May).
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.
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
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.
Alison Griffin, chief executive of the council is to take up a new job as chief executive of London Councils this summer.
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.
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.
A new Council initiative is underway to ensure diverse communities across the Borough have equal access to coronavirus testing facilities.
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.