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Over 100 street party applications submitted

Southend residents submit over 100 street party applications to celebrate The Queen’s reign.

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Samba, steel pan and song writing workshops

Samba, steel pan and song writing workshops to be offered to schools and the community

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96% of pupils get one of top three choices of primary school

Eight-eight per cent of children in Southend-on-Sea will start primary school in September 2022 at their first-choice primary school

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New project seeks to fill empty shops and offices

Southend-on-Sea City Council are leading a project to provide zero interest loans to encourage the development of empty commercial buildings.

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New health and care jobs training and skills programme

Funding obtained for a pilot project that will see investment in skills and training for the healthcare sector and supporting people into employment.

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PlastiCity award for Leigh-on-sea school pupil

A local school pupil has won a competition to design a logo for PlastiCit

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New arts and cultural centre to boost High Street

A community arts complex for creative, educational, and immersive events to support good mental health and well-being is due to open in Southend-on-Sea High Street.

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Two inspirational children receive certificates of excellence from The Mayor of Southend

Two children looked after by the council have been awarded certificates of excellence by The Mayor of Southend-on-Sea.

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Selective licensing scheme due to start

A selective landlord licensing scheme which aims to protect tenants and make the private rented sector fairer by improving conditions has now been introduced in nine neighbourhoods within parts of Southend-on-Sea.

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Get sustainably stylish for less with Re:loved by Havens Hospices

A local charity is offering a 20% discount on purchases from its brand new Leigh Road boutique to celebrate its ‘Official Launch’ weekend in March.

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Southend-on-sea receives City Status

Southend-on-Sea receives city status in Royal Visit.

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Royal visit to mark Southend-on-Sea becoming a City

Southend-on-Sea will celebrate becoming a city on Tuesday 1 March 2022, with a royal visit from Their Royal Highnesses

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New Integrated Care Hub Opens

A new mixed-use care facility for adults in Southend-on-Sea has opened to residents.

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Council urges residents to take advantage of benefits and grants to help pay energy bills

Council urges residents to take advantage of benefits and grants to help pay energy bills

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Anna Firth Wins By-Election

Anna Firth was elected as MP for Southend West in yesterdays by-election.

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Youth Council launch anti-knife crime campaign

An anti-knife campaign designed by young people for young people has been launched by Southend-on-Sea Youth Council.

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Future of waste collection to be given further consideration

Further work on the future of the waste collection contract will be undertaken at the cross-party environment, culture, tourism and planning working party.

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Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant applications are now open

Hospitality, Leisure and Accommodation sectors, that are being affected by the Omicron variant of COVID-19 may be eligible for a one-off government grant of up to £6,000.

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Extension of charging hours and enforcement along seafront proposed - along with town centre parking charge freeze

Plans to support evening parking pressures in the central seafront area are to be discussed as part of the council’s draft budget for 2022/23

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London Southend Airport response about the Easyjet news

London Southend Airport response to the Easyjet news

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