Leigh on Sea News - environment

East Beach revamp continues to progress

Improvement works to East Beach, Shoeburyness, which will provide increased parking and easier access for residents and visitors, are progressing well following the start of the work in April.

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Seven Southend parks proudly fly Green Flags

The council is delighted to announce that it once again boasts seven award winning parks as the town celebrates maintaining the record number of Green Flags for the Borough.

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Electric vehicle charging points in new builds proposed

All new housing and commercial developments built in Southend-on-Sea could have electric vehicle charging points, as part of a proposed new planning policy to be discussed at cabinet next week.

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London Southend Airport publishes new price list to incentivise quieter and cleaner aircraft

London Southend Airport has introduced a new tariff incentivising the use of quieter and cleaner aircraft – its latest step as part of its Connecting Communities commitment.

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Walking the Southend Coastline

C2C writes on coastal walks in and around Leigh and Southend.

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Views sought on electric vehicle charging policy for new developments

Following the implementation of a new interim electric vehicle charging policy in respect of planning developments, the council is seeking residents’ views on what its long-term policy should be for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

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Operation Binbag tackles persistent waste and recycling hotspots

Yesterday (5 July) saw the successful completion of Operation Binbag by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Strategic Task Allocation Group (STAG) in partnership with Veolia.

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Can you Make Southend Sparkle?

Make Southend Sparkle is running a community campaign to encourage residents and businesses to take pride in the town during the first two weeks of July.

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Council seeking head of climate change to achieve a carbon neutral Southend

The council is looking for a head of climate change as it continues its drive to become carbon neutral by 2030.

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Southend BID refresh Southend-on-Sea’s High Street in celebration of this year’s Great British Spring Clean

Southend BID, Southend’s local Business Improvement District, has brought the powerful message of the Great British Spring Clean

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More electric vehicle charging points if new policy is agreed

New housing developments could have to provide electric vehicle charging points if new planning powers are introduced in the future.

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Council launches consultation on new draft Air Quality Action Plan

The Council has launched a consultation of its new draft Air Quality Action Plan which outlines the actions the Council will take to improve the air quality of the Borough between 2021 and 2025.

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Council launches barbecue consultation

The Council has launched a consultation which aims to gather views about the use of barbecues in the Borough’s public areas.

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Great British Spring Clean set to take over the town

A national campaign to get local people involved in cleaning up their community is set to launch this week – and here is how local groups can get involved.

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International recognition given to Southend for its award-winning beaches

Southend-on-Sea has been commended for the quality and management of its beaches after five beaches were awarded the Blue Flag and all eight beaches were given a Seaside Award.

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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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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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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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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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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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