Leigh on Sea News

Get your hat on for Havens Hospices this Easter

A woman from Southend is organising an egg-citing Easter Bonnet design competition in aid of Havens Hospices this Easter, as inspired by her personal connection to the charity.

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Government Support for Hospice Sector Welcomed by Havens Hospices

A £200 million ‘rescue package’ for hospices across the UK responding to the Coronavirus emergency has been welcomed by Havens Hospices, but the charity says it still needs the support of local communities.

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Easter Bank Holiday bin collections – Friday collection moves to Saturday

The council and its recycling and waste contractor, Veolia, are reminding residents that if your collection day falls on Good Friday (10 April), your recycling and waste will be collected on Saturday 11 April instead.

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An important reminder: Don’t Visit Southend! Stay away, stay home, save lives

The council is reminding visitors to stay away from the seaside again as Easter weekend approaches.

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Gourmet Deli Easter Boxes

Gourmet Deli's Easter bundles are now available from the Leigh-on-Sea shop!

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Parents encouraged to apply for free school meals

Due to the current climate and changes to household income due to Coronavirus, some children may now be eligible for free school meals.

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Friends of Leigh Library Gardens win Good For Leigh award

The Friends of Leigh Library Gardens have received notification that they are a winner of a Leigh Town Council 2019/20 Good for Leigh award.

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Fly-tippers target charity shops

Residents are being urged not to leave their unwanted household items outside charity shops as they face the risk of being fined for fly-tipping.

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Don’t Visit Southend! Stay away, stay home, save lives

A campaign telling people to stay away from the seaside as the weather improves has launched, as part of the council’s approach to tackling Coronavirus locally.

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Southend Festival Cancelled

In light of the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the Southend Business Improvement District (BID) has taken the decision to cancel the Southend Festival which was due to take place across the high street and seafront this Summer.

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Worsley Wine Lockdown Special

As we adapt to life under lock down, the little comforts we recently took for granted can start to seem that much more important...

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Leigh-on-Sea Shop: Available Now!

This is a tough time for everyone in Leigh-on-Sea, especially for the many small businesses who have had to close shop recently. In response to this, Leigh-on-Sea is helping these businesses reach their customers with our new online shop.

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Council tax support available to residents

Residents concerned about paying their council tax bills are being asked to contact the council for support and advice.

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Grants now available for Southend businesses

Small businesses, as well as companies in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, now have the opportunity to apply for a grant to help them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New distribution hub created to get supplies to most vulnerable

The council has set up a new distribution hub in Southend in order to provide the most vulnerable with essential supplies during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The 10 council-owned car parks now shut to deter gatherings

The council has shut 10 local car parks in an attempt to deter people from social gatherings.

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Havens Hospices ramps up support for NHS during Coronavirus

Havens Hospice is expanding its care and offering expertise to help alleviate pressure in the local NHS during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Autism Awareness Week: A parent’s journey

Being a parent can be challenging for anyone, but having a child with special needs adds another layer of stress and anxiety unimaginable until you have experienced it.

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Employment Law and the Recent Announcement on Furloughing

Following the Chancellor’s announcement on Friday 20th March 2020, the government announced plans to help pay the wages of employees not working, under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, but what does this actually mean? Roy Daby explains.

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London Southend Airport donates care packages to NHS

London Southend Airport is creating care packages for key NHS workers who are struggling to find food in supermarkets.

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