Leader Issues Fire Safety Update
The Leader of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has issued a further update on behalf of the Council and South Essex Homes following the devastating Grenfell Tower flat fire last week.
Council to Set Up Housing Investment Company
A new housing company will be set up by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council that will look to increase the supply of housing for local people to buy and rent.
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Cabinet Agrees to Bring Forward £2m of Fire Safety Works
The council’s cabinet has agreed to bring forward £2m of capital funding to allow South Essex Homes to complete planned fire safety works in tower blocks faster than planned.
Council Launches Local Grammar School Drive
A campaign to get more Southend children attending one of the four local grammar schools has been launched by the Council.
New open top bus service from Southend to Leigh
Open top bus to start from Monday 24th July from Southend to our little town!
Time to Wave Goodbye to The Poppies
After 10 weeks the time has come to Wave goodbye to Poppies: Wave at Barge Pier, Gunners Park, Shoeburyness. The sculpture by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper has been at Barge Pier since 12 April as part of 14-18 NOW’s UK-wide tour of the iconic poppies.
New Flights from Southend Airport Announced!
Three new destinations have been announced as part of FlyBe's Winter schedule at Southend Airport.
Esplanade Flats Fall Through after Developer Pulls Out
The plans to convert the Esplanade pub into flats have been scrapped after a four year battle between developers and council planners.
Council and partners plan for a busy Bank Holiday weekend
Preparations are being put in place to help visitors enjoy a safe visit to Southend’s popular seafront over what is expected to be another busy weekend.
Councillors consider strategy to make Southend the most visited coastal town in England
Press release by Southend Borough Council
Cubs Complete Photographer Badge at Poppies: Wave
On Friday 19th May, the 3rd Thorpe Bay Cub pack went on a hike through Gunners Park, Shoeburyness to visit Poppies: Wave and to complete their photographer badge. All cubs successfully passed with flying colours after taking images of the poignant sculpture.
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