Leigh on Sea News

Belton Way wall collapse after heavy rainfall

Southend Council have closed part of Belton Hills, off Marine Parade, Leigh-on-sea as engineers investigate the stability of the northern end of the cliffs after heavy rainfall.

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Come to Leigh-on-Sea and enjoy its history, shopping and restaurants

Come to Leigh-on-sea this spring and enjoy its rich fishing history, great shopping and wonderful restaurants.

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Trial safety scheme for eastbound lanes at Kent Elms

An experimental safety scheme to introduce a left turn only for motorists on the eastbound A127 at Kent Elms is planned with works due to start on Monday 26 February 2024.

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The Wizard of Oz review by Nina Jervis

A vibrant, sparkling antidote to February’s drear and drizzle. The Wizard of Oz is a high-octane sugar-rush… so if you’re in need of an energy boost, just follow the yellow brick road!

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Southend Hospitals new £8.7million building boosting cancer care taking shape

Nicky Whilde, Head of Radiotherapy Physics, said: “The £5million extension is expected to be completed this summer and open to patients in the autumn

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Leigh-on-sea restaurants in new Channel 4 Come Dine with Me Professional series.

The Oak Tree Restaurant, Stoked Vegan BBQ and The Royal Hotel, Southend have all featured in the new series of Come Dine with Me Professionals airing on Channel 4 on 25th April.

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International 'Purple Flag' accreditation recognises Southend for outstanding night time economy and CCTV service

Much like the renowned Blue Flag for beaches, the Purple Flag symbolises excellence in nighttime entertainment, dining, and cultural offerings while prioritising the safety and wellbeing of the community during evening hours.

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Council inspecting potholes within 24-hours and carrying out longer-term repairs

Southend-on-Sea City Council is continuing to take the subject of potholes seriously, with reports being investigated within 24 hours - making it one of the most responsive councils in the UK.

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Keep the kids busy this half-term with Indirock’s drop-off sessions!

But did you know Indirock offer school holiday drop off sessions for children aged 6-13?

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Southend to introduce Transport Safety Officers for safer train services

Southend-on-Sea City Council is excited to announce the introduction of Transport Safety Officers (TSOs) to enhance safety on the city's train services.

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Southend City Centre Dragon Trail For Chinese New Year

The Lunar New Year begins on Saturday 10th February and 2024 will be the year of the DRAGON. To celebrate we’ve got a few weeks of Dragon infused fun at Southend on Sea and it’s all FREE.

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Changes to Council's draft budget for 2024/25 published

The main change proposes a £100,000 investment to provide a new type of dementia carer support. This funding would enable the development of dementia support groups across the four localities to enable carer support, information and advice and enable peer support

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Calling all budding young entrepreneurs

A new series of networking events to help young local entrepreneurs aged 18 to 30 is being launched by the council’s economic development team.

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February Slipper Swap project aims to reduce trips and falls

This follows a successful campaign in November 2023 which saw over 300 residents attend events at libraries across the city to swap their old slippers for a free brand-new pair. In total, 342 pairs of slippers were swapped.

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February Events

Our list of clubs and activities in Leigh this February.

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New Properties from Bear this February

New Listings in and around Leigh this February.

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Nominate a star for the 'Making Every Day Count' Awards 2024!

Havens Hospices is asking the local community to nominate a colleague or volunteer for their annual ‘Havens Hospices Star Awards’.

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Nominate a star for the 'Making Every Day Count' Awards!

Havens Hospices is asking the local community to nominate a colleague or volunteer for their annual ‘Havens Hospices Star Awards’.

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REVIEW OF ‘MURDER IN THE DARK’ AT THE PALACE THEATRE By LYNN CARROLL

First of all let me acknowledge the superb cast. All were at their best and I can honestly say no one actor stood out from the rest, although it is often hard not to feel biased toward familiar faces if, like me, you are a regular TV viewer.

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Residents of Leigh-on-sea can win a prize if they successfully reduce their waste and recycle more!

Each week, crews in Southend collect around 645 tonnes of rubbish in black sacks. That’s the equivalent of 46 double-decker buses. But did you know that on average, 58% of the content of those black bags could have been recycled in the pink recycling sacks, blue paper and card box or even the food waste bin?

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