Leigh on Sea News - environment

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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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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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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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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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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