Work begins on four new seafront shelters at City Beach
Work has begun on building four colourful new sun shelters on Southend’s City Beach to give residents and visitors an attractive new area to relax.
Paedophile from Rochford jailed for at least 18 years
Paedophile Dean Harris from Rochford has been jailed for at least 18 years after he filmed himself drugging and raping a young child.
A holiday in a day
Blue skies, white sand, lush dunes blowing in the breeze. The photos made it look like we were in the desert the tide was so far out - it was like a film set.READ MORE
Further man arrested on suspicion of murder in Fabian Kacica case
A further man has been arrested but released on bail in relation to the murder of 19 year old Fabian Kacica.
Central funding secured to help tackle rough sleeping
The Council has successfully bid for £425,000 of Government funding to help tackle rough sleeping across the Borough.
New sports facility set for town centre
A new wheeled sports facility is set to be developed in central Southend, following a wide ranging public consultation into three possible sites.
Crematorium helps raise £5000 for Havens Hospices
A unique recycling scheme that recycles the metal from orthopaedic implants following cremations has helped the Council to raise £5000 for Havens Hospices in Southend-on-Sea.
A few weeks ago, I celebrated my birthday. And what was even better, it fell on a bank holiday weekend. And what was EVEN better was the foodie events I’d planned! It all kicked off on a Thursday evening at Aurum in Southend, at their Tattinger Champagne evening. What an evening that was. Six courses all matched with Champagne!! No work on the Friday for us, so a sunny afternoon in Old Leigh it had to be; eels n’all! Saturday was the highlight though. The good old Brisket Tin were serving up their glorious ‘Low & Slow’ BBQ at my bar of the moment, the wonderful West Road Tap! Wowzers, with craft beer in hand, I stuffed my face with 12 hour smoked brisket, and 9 hour smoked Char Siu pork collar!READ MORE
The Summer Holidays are nearly here! Our little fishing town is bursting with events, stunning views and historical sites. With only 6 weeks to go, we thought we’d help you all out a little by giving you a few ideas of what to do and to tell you what’s going on.READ MORE