Southend Pier still a major attraction despite 2020 closures
Visitor numbers to the world’s longest pleasure pier in 2020 topped some of 2019’s figures, despite various restrictions in place due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Out for exercise? Please stay safe and stay local
The council and (Don’t) Visit Southend are reminding visitors that all seafront parking (car parks and bays) remains closed and have urged them to stay away at this time, and to stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.
Health and wellbeing consultation is launched
A consultation has been launched seeking residents’ views on the council’s new health and wellbeing strategy.
Council presents virtual event for Holocaust Memorial Day
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council will once again remember all those who were murdered or affected by the Jewish Holocaust and other genocides on National Holocaust Memorial Day.
Irresponsible property owners handed £100,000 in fines
A Southend-on-Sea property owner and the letting agent responsible for managing it have been handed a combined fine of over £100,000.
Got symptoms? Get tested at new Coronavirus testing site in Leigh-on-Sea
A new walk-through coronavirus testing facility has been opened at Elm Road car park in Leigh-on-Sea.
Eligible Southend businesses advised to apply for grants through new single form
Southend-based businesses which have been significantly affected as a result of coronavirus restrictions may be eligible for further government grant funding.
No symptoms? Why it is important you get tested
Following the Government’s announcement of another lockdown it might seem strange that we are still being encouraged to get tested, especially when we don’t have symptoms.
Owners of Southend Airport change name
Stobart Group, the Owners of Southend Airport, are changing their name to Esken.
Plans for net zero emissions by 2030 - going green in Southend
An updated action plan to push forward and support the council’s aim of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2030 is set to be discussed
£50m investment proposed for pavements and roads over the next five years
A major increase in investment into local pavements and roads is being proposed as part of the council’s capital investment programme for 2021 to 2026.
New tree policy for a Green Borough and a Green Future
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has produced a new tree policy setting out how it will manage its trees across the Borough, which will be considered by the council’s cabinet next week.
Southend SEND Independent Forum
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The Southend Pass is an annual permit that will start from 1 April 2021, designed to help save money for those residents who make frequent trips in and around the Borough.READ MORE
Currently in development, this new build is a three-storey family home with four bedrooms, two en-suites, 50ft of garden space and a Juliet balcony with estuary views.READ MORE