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Brexit back on the agenda as end of transition period nears

Brexit back on the agenda as end of transition period nears

Date: 28/10/2020

The council’s cabinet will receive an update on Brexit and the end of the transition period at its meeting next week

New local approach to tracing positive Coronavirus cases

New local approach to tracing positive Coronavirus cases

Date: 28/10/2020

A new approach to local test and trace has started this week, as part of changes agreed nationally. It is hoped that the changes will help more contacts to be traced and prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

Conservation plans for Hamlet Court Road up for review

Conservation plans for Hamlet Court Road up for review

Date: 27/10/2020

Part of Westcliff could become the Borough’s newest conservation area under plans being considered by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s cabinet next week.

Council prepares for once in a decade national census

Council prepares for once in a decade national census

Date: 27/10/2020

The council’s cabinet will hear how preparations for the national 2021 census are underway at its meeting next week (Cabinet, Tuesday 3 November).

New future for adult community college to be considered

New future for adult community college to be considered

Date: 27/10/2020

The council’s cabinet is to discuss proposed changes to how Southend Adult Community College is run (Cabinet, Tuesday 3 November).

Yet another record-breaking year for Southend’s parks

Yet another record-breaking year for Southend’s parks

Date: 26/10/2020

The council is delighted to announce that it now boasts seven award winning parks as the town celebrates achieving a record number of Green Flags.

Dedicated website launched for Southend pier

Dedicated website launched for Southend pier

Date: 26/10/2020

A new website dedicated to Southend pier has been launched to provide information on the history of the pier, upcoming events and raise the profile of our most famous visitor icon.

Please stay safe this Hallowe’en

Please stay safe this Hallowe’en

Date: 23/10/2020

Please Stay safe this Hallowe’en is the message as families gear up for the annual festival of frights next week.

Honour the fallen whilst protecting the living

Honour the fallen whilst protecting the living

Date: 23/10/2020

Residents are being urged to ‘honour the fallen whilst protecting the living’ as remembrance services across the country are altered this year to ensure the safety of local communities.

Short film asks smokers to #Quit4Covid with help from Smokefree Southend

Short film asks smokers to #Quit4Covid with help from Smokefree Southend

Date: 22/10/2020

A powerful short film has just been released by Smokefree Southend, the council’s dedicated stop smoking team, encouraging smokers to #Quit4Covid.

COVID-19 Hospitality Business update 20/10/2020

COVID-19 Hospitality Business update 20/10/2020

Date: 20/10/2020

Requirements on Businesses within the Hospitality Sector during the Emergency Period

Southend-on-Sea remains at COVID MEDIUM alert at current time

Southend-on-Sea remains at COVID MEDIUM alert at current time

Date: 16/10/2020

Southend-on-Sea remains in COVID alert level MEDIUM (tier 1)and the council will not yet request to be moved into the second tier of the Government’s new national COVID-alert system

No request to move COVID alert tiers yet as local community urged to intensify efforts

No request to move COVID alert tiers yet as local community urged to intensify efforts

Date: 16/10/2020

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council will not yet request to be moved into the second tier of the Government’s new national COVID-alert system.

Hate crime awareness week

Hate crime awareness week

Date: 16/10/2020

It's a crime to exhibit hateful behaviour toward someone because of their race, religion, gender identity or disability. If you witness or experience this please report it: call us on 01702 215000 and ask for a hate crime ambassador or call 999 in an emergency.

Information on travelling and mixing households between COVID medium and high alert level areas

Information on travelling and mixing households between COVID medium and high alert level areas

Date: 16/10/2020

Please see below information on COVID-alert levels and how it affects travel and household mixing across those areas:

Council partner with Google Digital Garage to deliver free digital skills webinar

Council partner with Google Digital Garage to deliver free digital skills webinar

Date: 15/10/2020

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are teaming up with Google Digital Garage to offer a free live training webinar for individuals and businesses on 22 October 2020.

Rise in coronavirus cases prompts public health appeal

Rise in coronavirus cases prompts public health appeal

Date: 09/10/2020

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Director of Public Health is reminding residents of the importance of social distancing and urging those with symptoms to stop the spread by self-isolating and booking a test.

Agreement for 100 extra affordable homes in Better Queensway regeneration

Agreement for 100 extra affordable homes in Better Queensway regeneration

Date: 09/10/2020

A legal agreement to deliver 100 extra affordable homes at social rent levels as part of the Better Queensway regeneration will be discussed at a special cabinet meeting next week (6 October).

 Please Stay Safe Southend

Please Stay Safe Southend

Date: 09/10/2020

Message from Krishna Ramkhelawon: Director of Public Health

Different route for 2020 Toy Drive

Different route for 2020 Toy Drive

Date: 08/10/2020

With Christmas fast approaching (yes, really), in a year none of us could have anticipated, the council’s annual Toy Drive is set to launch this month to provide some Christmas joy for vulnerable children across Southend.

National campaign aimed at improving air quality

National campaign aimed at improving air quality

Date: 07/10/2020

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is proudly supporting National Clean Air Day, the UK’s largest air pollution campaign aimed at improving air quality across the country.

Landmark agreement reached to see new stadium and homes built

Landmark agreement reached to see new stadium and homes built

Date: 03/04/2020

An agreement has been reached between Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Citizen Housing LLP and Southend United Football Club, enabling the redevelopment of Roots Hall for 502 new homes for rent, and the delivery of a new stadium at Fossetts Farm - with new homes proposed to replace an out-of-town retail development.

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