Leigh on Sea News - environment

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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Household waste collection catch up operation

Following disruption to collections due to the snowfall last week, Veolia are putting additional resources into collecting all recycling and waste collections missed, as well as carrying out this week’s collections.

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Pollinator strategy creating a buzz in Southend

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is seeking residents’ views and comments on an updated pollinator strategy, which looks at improving and increasing habitats for pollinators across the borough.

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Cliff stabilisation works at Belton Way East

Following a recent routine survey at Belton Way, the council’s highways department have identified areas of slope instability.

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LAD scheme launched to help homeowners in Southend save money on energy

Homeowners in Southend may be able to take advantage of funding to make homes warmer and energy bills cheaper this winter.

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Plans for net zero emissions by 2030 - going green in Southend

An updated action plan to push forward and support the council’s aim of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2030 is set to be discussed

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New tree policy for a Green Borough and a Green Future

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has produced a new tree policy setting out how it will manage its trees across the Borough, which will be considered by the council’s cabinet next week.

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School Streets launched to improve air quality and promote active travel

Two Southend-on-Sea primary schools are supporting the Council with an innovative scheme aimed at promoting active travel and improving air quality near our schools.

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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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Yet another record-breaking year for Southend’s parks

The council is delighted to announce that it now boasts seven award winning parks as the town celebrates achieving a record number of Green Flags.

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National campaign aimed at improving air quality

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is proudly supporting National Clean Air Day, the UK’s largest air pollution campaign aimed at improving air quality across the country.

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Over £2000 Raised for Friends of Leigh Library Garden

Friends of Leigh Library Gardens are delighted by the support received so far for The People's Path.

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Friends of Leigh Library Gardens seek funding for People's Path

Many parents and grandparents have found Leigh Library Gardens a blessing especially when taking a break from shopping with your children...

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Southend-on-Tree – Have your say on tree management across the Borough

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is eager to hear from residents and interested groups about proposals for tree cover and management across the Borough for the next 10 years.

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Donate a tree for the ones you love

The council is planting many trees each year to enhance tree coverage across the borough. Residents are reminded that anyone looking for a different and special gift might consider donating a tree in Southend.

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'Discovery Seals' Boat Tours

Many people may not be aware, but Essex is home to two species of seal: the common and grey variety...

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London Southend Airport supports ‘Carbon Happy’

London Southend Airport has been keeping busy during lock down by collaborating with ‘Carbon Happy’ so that offsetting is available when passenger flights return.

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Please respect our parks and open spaces – Bin it or take it home

Residents and visitors are being asked to respect parks, beaches and other open spaces as lockdown measures are further relaxed today.

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New Website for Bulky Waste Collection

Southend-on-Sea Council, in conjunction with Veolia, have set up a new way for residents to easily remove bulky waste.

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