Leigh on Sea News - coronavirus

Leigh Street Marathon raises over £1000 for local hospice charity

A man from Leigh has brought his neighbours together to participate in a socially distanced ‘Street Marathon’ to support local hospice care, after a race he was meant to be taking part in was cancelled due to Coronavirus.

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Seafront plans will continue to be reviewed as weather set fair

After a busy and hot Bank Holiday Monday in Southend-on-Sea, the council’s cabinet member for community safety has said that plans and measures put in place locally since lockdown was relaxed earlier this month will continue to be reviewed and improved as necessary.

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Southend Choir Create Virtual Recording for the NHS

Unable to meet in their usual weekly rehearsals, the Southend Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs have spent the last few weeks creating a virtual choir recording.

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Southend Council: Our Letter to Support Schools

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has expressed its full support to all state funded schools in the borough confirming trust in their professional judgement as they are due to reopen.

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Residents urged to use judgement before visiting recycling centres

With the Borough’s two household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) reopening to the public next week (Monday 18 May), the council is urging residents to think carefully and consider whether they need to visit or not.

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Alone Together – An Intimate Portrait of a World in Lockdown

Leigh-on-Sea features in Andy Delaney's exploration of lockdown isolation.

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Belfairs golf course set to reopen by the end of the month

Belfairs Golf course, a Southend-on-Sea Borough Council owned pay and play golf facility in Leigh-on-Sea, is planning to reopen by the end of the month following the Government’s relaxation of restrictions on Sunday 10 May.

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Recycling centres set to reopen next week with strict measures in place

The Borough’s two household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) will be reopened to the public next week (Monday 18 May), but only for essential visits and with strict social distancing measures in place to ensure visitors and staff are kept safe.

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Promenade to be widened and car parks reopened

Western Esplanade will be temporarily widened for pedestrians and cyclists from Saturday 16 May, in response to national changes to lockdown, and to allow local people to safely enjoy the seafront.

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Care unit set up to support people awaiting a COVID-19 negative test result

Southend Care opens care unit in partnership with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to support older people awaiting a COVID 19 negative test result.

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Get your downward dog on with these online yoga and pilates classes!

A range of local studios are offering online yoga and pilate classes, so grab your mat and join in!

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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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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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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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Life after coronavirus: 10 things to look forward to

Life might seem to be on hold at the moment, but let's stay positive and think about everything we can look forward to once this is over!

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Coronavirus waste collection update

Southend's two household waste recycling centres have shut but waste collections are to go ahead as normal.

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London Southend Airport announces how long flight suspensions will last

London Southend Airport has released updated flight plans from its airline partners.

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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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New Southend Coronavirus Action project calls for volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help out the new initative, which already includes a range of voluntary organisations and local charities.

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Clap for our Carers: the nationwide event to say thanks to NHS staff

The nation is being encouraged to show thanks to NHS staff this Thursday 26th with a huge round of applause.

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