Major improvement works finished at key junction
The main highway works for the junction improvement project at The Bell junction, which will increase traffic flow and improve air quality in the area, have been completed.
Get your tickets now for unique event taking place on world-famous Pier
A unique cultural event is taking place on the iconic Southend Pier this week, celebrating how it became HMS Leigh during World War 2 (WW2).
Southend-on-Sea is set to host the fourth stage of world-renowned cycle race, The Women’s Tour, in October 2021.READ MORE
Selective licencing scheme update to be discussed at Cabinet
An update on the selective licencing scheme being introduced to better regulate landlords in certain wards of Southend has been discussed by Cabinet.
Southend business survey launched
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and the Southend Business Partnership are pleased to announce that the annual Southend business survey is now available.
London Southend Airport launches Independent Community Noise Forum Inbox
London Southend Airport received a good response to its call for members across the local community and today launched its Independent Community Noise Forum (London Southend Airport Community Noise Forum - LSACNF).
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council partners with FSB to support local small businesses
Small businesses in Southend can now benefit from expert support to guide them through pandemic recovery, thanks to a new partnership with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
Record-breaking visitor numbers enjoy iconic pier
Southend Pier welcomed over 74,000 visitors in August, the highest number of visitors since records began 14 years ago.
Consultation on dangerous use of watercraft is welcomed
The council’s cabinet member for community safety has welcomed a new national consultation seeking to strengthen enforcement around the dangerous use of personal watercraft.
Cabinet to review conservation area appraisals
Seven of Southend’s 14 conservation areas could adopt updated conservation area appraisals to enhance the council’s ability to protect these much-loved areas, subject to Cabinet approval.
Council seeks views of local people on best approach for new Southend Local Plan
The council is preparing a new Local Plan to help guide future growth and development in the Borough over the next 20 years and is seeking views of local people on the best approach to take in how best to plan for future development needs across Southend-on-Sea.
Cabinet to discuss submission of city status bid
The council’s cabinet will discuss the submission of a city status bid at its meeting next week.
Southend Halloween Parade will be a huge boost to Southend and visitor economy
Some frightfully good fun is in store for families and visitors this autumn when the first ever Southend Halloween Parade takes place on Saturday 30 October.
Council invites young people aged 16 to 17 to get a Covid-19 vaccine
Young people aged 16 to 17 years old are invited by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to get their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in a further effort to boost take-up in this age group ahead of their return to education or training.
Estuary 2021 has announced two final events that will bring to an end the second edition of the large-scale arts festival.READ MORE
Throughout the month of August, Southend YMCA hosted a free Summer Programme at Leigh Community Centre for children aged 8-12 years old.READ MORE
The comedian is bringing his set to the Palace Theatre on Tuesday 28th September.READ MORE
Our report of last night's staging of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert.READ MORE
Nina Jervis writes on her experience of Bedknobs and Broomsticks at the Cliffs.READ MORE
Aren't we due a bit of magic in our lives? Dianne Pilkington thinks so. She is staring in Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and she, for one, is thrilled to be dreaming of the impossible again.READ MORE