Leigh on Sea News

Picture Of The Week - Friday 14th June 2019

Our Picture of The Week in the little town that we love.

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Traffic survey leads to road closures near The Bell junction

Temporary road closures are due to begin on Saturday 15 June near to The Bell junction to allow for traffic surveys to be completed.

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Leigh-on-Sea finds: Calling all Cactus lovers!

Our latest showcase in our leigh-on-sea finds from the llittle town that we love......

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Joni’s Army rally round to buy beds for Children’s Hospice

A local fundraising group founded in memory of a little girl has presented vital equipment to the charity that cared for her.

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Where to take dad for some tasty grub this Father's Day!

So where will you be taking your pappa this Father's Day?

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18,000 cigarettes and 11kg of tobacco seized in raids

A joint operation has led to 18,000 illegal cigarettes and 11kg of illegal rolling tobacco being seized from shops in Southend.

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Record number of youngsters attend apprenticeship event

A record-number of students attended an apprenticeship event to find out about what opportunities Southend-on-Sea has to offer.

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Safeguarding Southend’s Heritage

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has appointed heritage experts, Purcell, to review and update the Conservation Area Appraisals for a number of the town’s Conservation Areas, to ensure they remain relevant and up-to-date. 

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Leigh Art Trail 2019

It's here! Did you visit one of the 53 venues this weekend?

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The Rocky Horror Show

Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns to Southend!

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Runners flock to Southend for charity half marathon

More than 1,700 runners completed the Havens Hospices annual Southend Half Marathon this weekend.

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ForwardMotion calls on businesses to encourage ‘Trial a Mile’

Businesses and organisations across the south Essex region are being called on to encourage their employees, trainees and students to get on their bikes as part of Bike Week 2019. From 8 to 16 June, ForwardMotion is encouraging people to ‘Trial a Mile’ and travel one mile of their journey to work, education or training by bike.

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£2 million invested into Adventure Island for summer 2019

Southend's leisure attraction given £2 million upgrade.

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Get on board with the Rum Cruise this Summer!

Ladies & Gentleman, jump on board the Dead Man's  Finger's Rum Boat through London's Canals

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Village Green 2019 - Spinning Yarns

Spinning Yarns brings John Hegley, storytellers and poets to Village Green

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Legal Eagle Q & A: Can my Will be challenged after my demise?

Family and money

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Unlicensed ‘man with a van’ picks up £1,000 fine

A Rayleigh resident has pleaded guilty in court for failing to provide a copy of his Waste Transfer Licence after a large pile of waste was dumped outside a charity shop in Leigh-on-Sea.

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Leigh Art Trail for kids CAT

The Leigh Art Trail is back again. I'm sure many of you will be familiar with this annual event showcasing the work of local contemporary artists and designers in our seaside town, but have you heard of the Children's Art Trail (CAT)? 

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Village Green 2019

Iconic record label Decca’s 90thanniversary exhibition at Village Green

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The Railway Pub under new management

One of Southend's most iconic pubs is under new management after eleventh-house fund raiser saved it last year

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