Get your hat on for Havens Hospices this Easter
A woman from Southend is organising an egg-citing Easter Bonnet design competition in aid of Havens Hospices this Easter, as inspired by her personal connection to the charity.
Government Support for Hospice Sector Welcomed by Havens Hospices
A £200 million ‘rescue package’ for hospices across the UK responding to the Coronavirus emergency has been welcomed by Havens Hospices, but the charity says it still needs the support of local communities.
Easter Bank Holiday bin collections – Friday collection moves to Saturday
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.
An important reminder: Don’t Visit Southend! Stay away, stay home, save lives
The council is reminding visitors to stay away from the seaside again as Easter weekend approaches.
Parents encouraged to apply for free school meals
Due to the current climate and changes to household income due to Coronavirus, some children may now be eligible for free school meals.
Friends of Leigh Library Gardens win Good For Leigh award
The Friends of Leigh Library Gardens have received notification that they are a winner of a Leigh Town Council 2019/20 Good for Leigh award.
Fly-tippers target charity shops
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.
Don’t Visit Southend! Stay away, stay home, save lives
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.
Leigh-on-Sea Shop: Available Now!
This is a tough time for everyone in Leigh-on-Sea, especially for the many small businesses who have had to close shop recently. In response to this, Leigh-on-Sea is helping these businesses reach their customers with our new online shop.
Council tax support available to residents
Residents concerned about paying their council tax bills are being asked to contact the council for support and advice.
Grants now available for Southend businesses
Small businesses, as well as companies in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, now have the opportunity to apply for a grant to help them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New distribution hub created to get supplies to most vulnerable
The council has set up a new distribution hub in Southend in order to provide the most vulnerable with essential supplies during the coronavirus pandemic.
The 10 council-owned car parks now shut to deter gatherings
The council has shut 10 local car parks in an attempt to deter people from social gatherings.
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