Leigh on Sea News

Planning a Wedding? Check out the latest Wedding trends

People are still planning weddings and doing it quite differently than before...

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Take a Baking Break this Easter with Cook

Easter is looming fast and although this will be our second Easter in Lockdown it doesn't mean that we can't treat ourselves and our family members to something delicious.

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Timetable for the Opentop Bus now available

Ensignbus have released their timetable for the Opentop Bus which is running this Easter and during the following months.

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Grants available to improve town centre shop fronts

Businesses based in and around Southend town centre can now apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to enhance their shop fronts as the council looks to invest and improve the town centre shopping area.

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Southend records highest Make your Mark turnout in the Region

Make Your Mark, run by The UK Youth Parliament and the British Youth Council, has released the results for 2020’s virtual voting event.

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Zero percent loans available to reduce vacant units on the High Street

Plans to bring empty town centre units back into use have taken a positive step forward as the council has announced plans to offer 0% loans to owners and potential owners of vacant units in Southend High Street.

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London Southend Airport provide greater transparency of aircraft movements in WebTrak launch

London Southend Airport has announced a new online self-service system called WebTrak to enable local residents to view all aircraft movements in the vicinity of the airport. The platform will launch on 31 March following a successful trial.

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Southend Pass available to buy from next week

Southend residents and visitors will be able to buy the Southend Pass from next week, as the council introduces the scheme which could see parking cost as little as 28p a day.

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The Power of Smell

We often think that it is only a walk that will give our dogs stimulation and exercise. A walk is very important and a dog should be taken out daily, to help them keep fit and healthy...

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SACC welcomes additional learners on site

Southend Adult Community College - Home of Learning - opened its doors for current and new pupils on Monday 08 March 2021.

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Southend Roadmap to Recovery Briefing taking place March 30

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is hosting a live online briefing for businesses on the 30 March.

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94% attendance for first week back at school after lockdown

94 per cent of primary and secondary school children in Southend-on-Sea returned to the classroom last week following the easing of national Covid-19 restrictions.

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Council awarded grants for vital repairs to its most cherished and historic buildings

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has been awarded grants from Heritage England for urgent maintenance and repairs to some of the Borough’s most cherished and historic buildings.

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Unpaid carers in Southend-on-Sea urged to get their Covid-19 vaccinations

Unpaid carers aged 16 and over, are now eligible to receive the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination.

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Estuary 2021 - an outdoor festival celebrating Essex and Kent shorelines

Estuary 2021 is an ambitious outside arts festival curated in response to the spectacular Thames Estuary and the lives, landscapes and histories found there.

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Mother's Day at Cook

Meals and more at Cook; everything you need for Mother's Day.

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Thousands of new trees and shrubs being planted across the Borough

Work is well underway to plant more trees and shrubs across the Borough.

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New security initiatives introduced in Old Town, Leigh-on-Sea

Several security initiatives are being introduced to the Old Town area of Leigh-on-Sea to heighten security and safety in the area.

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Fair Havens for Life – One Year On

Resilience, agility and the community’s support are being celebrated by a local hospice charity as it reaches an important milestone of being open for a full year.

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Southend YMCA want you to help put the FUN in FUNdraising!

On the 26th of March from 7pm to 7am Southend YMCA is hosting their annual virtual fundraiser #YMCASleepEasy, where the vital funds raised will go towards tackling the root causes of youth homelessness.

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