Southend BID Raise the Flags
Southend has been adorned with over 1,000 metres of bunting throughout the length of the High Street over the weekend thanks to Southend Business Improvement District (BID).
Over 100 staff on duty as hot weather continues
As the hot weather continues, the Council and its partners are urging visitors to Visit Southend safely and bin their litter or take it home with them.
Southend Christmas Light Switch On Cancelled
The Christmas Light Switch On event which was due to take place on Saturday 14th November 2020 has been cancelled.
Southend-on-Sea concessionary bus pass returns to normal hours of use
The hours of use for concessionary bus passes in Southend-on-Sea will return to normal on Tuesday 1st September 2020.
New Pier trains will be heritage green and cream
Southend-on-Sea’s new and environmentally friendly pier trains will be designed in heritage green and cream with a modern nose.
International awards for Southend beaches
A record five Southend beaches will be proudly flying prestigious Blue Flags this weekend.
Councillors consider highways recruitment drive
Councillors are to consider proposals to recruit a new band of civil engineers to improve the town’s network of roads and pavements… and new enforcement officers to get those who damage them to pay for the repairs.
Highways England Reveals new Designs for Dartford Tunnel
The Dartford Tunnel is redesigning the roads in their tunnels and have uploaded six videos showcasing their ideas.
Face coverings should be worn in shops and supermarkets from this Friday
An update from Southend Council concerning face coverings and where to wear them.
Future plans for south Essex to be discussed
South Essex councils are set to take their case to central Government for a package of investment and devolved powers to drive new infrastructure, economic growth and new housing across the area.
c2c Searches for Community Heroes
C2C asking people to nominate their unsung local heroes, who have gone above and beyond to help their community out during the Coronavirus crisis.
Multi-agency team to support schools’ return in September
A multi-agency group of professionals has been set up to support Southend schools safe return in September in line with Government guidance.
Leigh-on-sea Town Council looking into alternative Christmas celebrations for 2020
Leigh-on-sea Town Council have decided to cancel the Leigh Lights 2020 event.
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Now that the sun is out and the kids are at home we thought you might like some ideas for days out in and around the Southend area and beyond.READ MORE