Leigh on Sea News

Create98 Reopens for Business

We were so pleased to hear that our local Leigh-on-sea traders can now open again from Thursday 3rd December...

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Roundtable finalise the route for this year's Santa's Sleigh

Leigh-on-Sea Roundtable have finalised their route for Santa's Sleigh this year.

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Southend-on-Sea to go into Tier 2 restrictions next week

The Government has today announced that Southend-on-Sea will be under new Tier 2 restrictions when the current national restrictions end on Wednesday December 2.

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Havens Hospices launch Christmas Tree Collection Service to support their care

Havens Hospices is launching a Christmas Tree collection service for households in the new year to help raise vital funds for local hospice care.

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National recognition for mental health support service

A health service which allows school children to anonymously text message a school nurse has received a national award for providing ‘an innovative solution to accessing mental health support, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic’.

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Havens Hospices will be Lighting up Lives with virtual service

A local charity has said its committed to bringing the community together in grief and celebration this Christmas despite the Coronavirus restrictions.

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Community organisations may be eligible for £3,000 infection control grant

Community and voluntary organisations are being supported to put infection control measures in place, so they can reopen within Government guidelines, to ensure the prevention of infection. Grants of between £100 and £3,000 are being made available.

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Exciting plans for new football stadium and homes becoming a reality

The Council’s cabinet will get an update on the excellent progress being made on plans to redevelop Roots Hall and to develop a new stadium and housing at Fossetts Farm.

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Get quizzical this Christmas with Havens Hospices

A local hospice charity is encouraging its community to grab a mulled wine, a mince pie and get their best Christmas quiz brains at the ready to take part in their Big Christmas Virtual Quiz.

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Youth Council take part in ‘Make your Mark’

Southend Youth Council members have taken part in this year’s virtual Make your Mark voting, organised by the British Youth Council.

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Southend YMCA's Get 2020 Wrapped Up

'Get 2020 Wrapped Up' is a new project encouraging the people of Southend-on-Sea to help us tell the story of their town in the year 2020.

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Course to help residents into work in the care sector

Residents with an interest in starting up a career in the care sector are being urged to register their interest in a successful career-starting project.

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Lane and road closures planned for essential A127 works

Two overnight road closures will be in place this weekend as Eurovia carry out essential maintenance work along stretches of the A127.

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Havens Hospices’ Run Santa Run event goes virtual with Festive 5K

A local hospice charity is asking its local community to pull on a Santa hat as well as their trainers this December for a Christmas themed fundraising challenge.

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Introducing Southend Writers and Artists Network

Una Rose introduces SWAN and talks about their online 2020 fair.

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Support grants available for Southend businesses forced to close in second lockdown

Businesses which have been ordered to close for four weeks due to the national COVID-19 restrictions may be eligible for a government grant of up to £3,000.

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Waste services to be carried out as normal during latest restrictions

The borough’s two household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) will remain open and household collections will continue as usual during the current restrictions, in line with the most recent Government update.

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Consultation launched on school admission arrangements for 2022/23

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is consulting on proposed admission arrangements for community schools in the Borough for the school year 2022/23.

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London Southend Airport displays 735 Poppy’s from local children

London Southend Airport asked young people to help to mark Armistice day by decorating poppies. The designs came flooding in with over 700 in total and have resulted in a fantastic display.

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Southend in Sight celebrates member’s 100th birthday

During lockdown, volunteers from Southend in Sight began offering a Talk and Support service helping the charity’s visually impaired members...

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