Taxi drivers join us in protecting our children from county lines and child exploitation
Taxi drivers across the borough of Southend are being trained to spot the signs of child exploitation, in a programme designed to crack down on county lines activity.
Challenging the Essex Girl stereotype
A portrait photography and oral history exhibition challenging the stereotypes associated with Essex girls is due to open in Southend.
Local charity looking for trekkers to ‘take a hike’ with them in 2020
Hiking enthusiasts are being encouraged to support a local hospice charity by taking part in a trekking adventure in the UK or Tanzania next year.READ MORE
Planned November highways works
Up to seven roads across the borough are planned for repairs and resurfacing throughout November as the council continues with its planned winter highways works programme.
Decision to be made on second phase of The Forum
Members of the council’s development control committee will this week make a decision on the development of the second phase of The Forum.
Lest we forget – Remembrance Day Service
Southend-on-Sea’s annual Remembrance Day commemoration takes place on Sunday 10 November at the Southend Cenotaph.READ MORE
More support needed to tackle climate change
More Government support is needed to help make Southend-on-Sea carbon neutral by 2030, according to the council’s cabinet member for environment.
Council invests over £5m to continue council housing drive
Over £5m is being invested to provide more local council housing.
Charity donates life-changing technology for children at Essex children’s hospice
Children receiving care at Little Havens Children’s Hospice in Benfleet have received a donation of life-changing technology worth thousands of pounds from children’s charity Lifelites.READ MORE
Strategy to protect Essex coastline to be considered
The council’s cabinet is to consider a countywide strategy to protect important natural habitat sites along the Essex coast.
Leigh Library Gardens needs you!
A new volunteer group has been set up in Leigh-on-Sea to help maintain and improve the Leigh Library Gardens and it needs local people to get involved and help.
Young Ambassadors taking over local charity’s social media this half term
A local charity is letting their young volunteers loose on social media over the October Half Term to highlight what they get up to when at the charity.
Competition: Win a pair of tickets to see Carole-The Music of Carole King
Win a pair of tickets to see Carole-The Music of Carole King on Mon 25 November at The Cliffs PavilionMORE
Competition: Win a pair of tickets to see 'Lionel' - A Tribute To Lionel Richie
Competition: Win a pair of tickets to see Lionel - A Tribute To Lionel Richie on 26 Nov 8pm at the Cliffs PavilionMORE
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