Leigh on Sea News

David Amess stabbed in Leigh-on-Sea

David Amess has been stabbed in Belfairs Methodist Church while conducting a surgery at 12:05pm today.

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Have your say on 10-year parking strategy for the Borough

Residents and businesses are being urged to take part in a public consultation on the Borough’s first parking strategy, which will shape the council’s approach to parking management in Southend-on-Sea for the next 10 years.

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London Southend Airport publishes new price list to incentivise quieter and cleaner aircraft

London Southend Airport has introduced a new tariff incentivising the use of quieter and cleaner aircraft – its latest step as part of its Connecting Communities commitment.

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Additional seafront safety measures almost complete

Work is nearly complete on the installation of 48 multi-purpose blocks on Southend seafront, providing additional safety, whilst also providing additional seating, colour, and greenery in the tourist hotspot.

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All aboard for consultation on bus services in the Borough

The council is seeking views on local bus services in Southend with the aim of working with bus companies to improve the service over the coming years.

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Review: School of Rock at the Cliffs

Nina Jervis writes on last night's performance of School of Rock.

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Raising awareness in Southend of hate crime

Pop-up information stands will be cropping up in Southend next week as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week.

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Interview with the Cast of School of Rock

Ahead of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit West End musical School of Rock, which is opening at the Cliffs Pavilion tomorrow night, we had the pleasure of finding out about two wonderful young cast members who both live in Essex.

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Win Tickets to see The Greatest Love of All at The Cliffs

We're giving away a pair of tickets to the tribute to Whitney Houston The Greatest Love of All on Saturday 30th October.

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Leigh-On-Sea Independent Shops and Businesses Take Part in Fiver Fest to Celebrate Independent High Streets

Independent businesses in Southend-on-Sea are taking part in TOTALLY LOCALLY National Fiver Fest from 9th – 23rd October thanks to its success in Leigh-on-Sea over the past two years.

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Planned highways improvement works announced for October

Nine roads and three pavements across the Borough are planned for repairs and resurfacing throughout October as the council continues its £10m highways investment programme for 2021/22.

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Hot Properties This October From Bear

Some of the best homes on the market in Leigh this month, courtesy of Bear Estate Agents.

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The food of Karnataka and Southern India

This month, The Mughal Dynasty restaurant looks at popular dishes in Karnataka, a state located in the country’s south-west, bordering Goa, Kerala and the Arabian Sea.

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Less than two weeks until world-renowned cycle race comes to town

Southend-on-Sea is set to welcome elite global cyclists for the AJ Bell Women’s Tour in just under two weeks, with excitement building for the prestigious event.

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Southend YMCA's Huge Hangout at Leigh Community Centre

The Huge Hangout is a free one-day event hosted by the Southend YMCA’s youth projects, All In Music and FYV. It will bring together youth from Southend and surrounding areas to explore mental health, whilst celebrating local musical talent.

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60 Minute Mentor continues to provide support to students in Southend

Local businesses interested in providing guidance and advice to local school children are being urged to get in touch to become part of an inspiring mentor project, the 60 Minute Mentor Programme.

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Southend-on-Sea Pier took delivery of the first eco-friendly train

On Tuesday 28th September, Southend-on-Sea Pier took delivery of the first eco-friendly train.

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Fascinating artefacts to go on display at new Southend Central Museum exhibition

An intriguing new exhibition is set to open at Southend Central Museum celebrating the history of collecting and humanity’s timeless desire to collect and view curiosities.

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Work completes on first stage of Leigh Cliffs repairs

The first stage of works to investigate what repairs need to be made to Leigh Cliffs has been completed.

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Road closure order to provide emergency safety measures if needed

A road closure order - giving the council authority to close a section of Southend-on-Sea seafront to vehicles as a last resort to deal with any major safety concerns - is to be put in place from Friday 1 October.

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