Leigh on Sea News - press-release

Bunting Installed Across Southend High Street

As many businesses across the town begin to reopen, Southend Business Improvement District (BID) has rolled out the bunting in Southend High Street to celebrate.

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Southend records highest Make your Mark turnout in the Region

Make Your Mark, run by The UK Youth Parliament and the British Youth Council, has released the results for 2020’s virtual voting event.

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Southend BID welcomes new Director to the board

Southend Business Improvement District (BID) is delighted to announce Chris Johnson, owner of Énergie Fitness, as a new Director.

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Step into Spring: Donate your daily stroll to support local hospice charity

A local hospice charity is calling on their local communities to donate their daily walk anytime between February and March to support frontline care.

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Southend BID appoints new Chair

Mark Bartrip, franchisee of both McDonald’s premises on Southend High Street, has this week been appointed Chair of the Southend Business Improvement District (BID).

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Hospice Care Adapts to Continue Supporting Patients

A local hospice charity says that only by looking after its staff can it continue providing quality care at the end of someone’s life during third lockdown restrictions.

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Over £9K raised so far for hospice charity’s Festive 5K Event

Over £9,000 has been raised so far by supporters participating in a festive fancy dress fundraiser fun run for Havens Hospices.

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Leigh Windows Trail

Many of you may have seen lots of lovely window artwork popping up around Leigh-on-Sea by local artist Ash Fields.

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Southend BID Launch a Free Christmas Tree Trail

This December Southend Business Improvement District (BID) has created a great free festive word hunt for kids and big kids alike. The Southend BID Christmas Tree Trail will run from Monday 7th – Sunday 20th December 2020.

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Youth Council take part in ‘Make your Mark’

Southend Youth Council members have taken part in this year’s virtual Make your Mark voting, organised by the British Youth Council.

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Havens Hospices calls upon the community to help raise £24K for its hospice care this Christmas

A local charity is calling on its community to help raise £24,000 to help fund its specialist hospice care over Christmas.

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Partnership awareness day for face covering rules

Southend Business Improvement District (BID) teamed up with partners for a targeted face covering awareness day on Friday 23rd October.

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Leigh-on-sea’s Shops And Businesses Take Part In The Fiver Fest

Leigh-on-Sea is currently taking part of the Totally Locally National Fiver Fest 10 – 24 October.

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London Southend Airport to mark Armistice Day with Poppy Display

London Southend Airport are asking young people to help to mark Armistice day by decorating poppies and sending them for a window display.

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Southend Cocktail Week returns for a second year

Southend Cocktail Week returns for a second year this Autumn with a ten day self-guided trail that will leave your tastebuds tingling.

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Southend BID welcome Caddies owner as new director

George Bejko-Cowlbeck, the co-owner of Caddies on London Road, joins the board of directors at Southend BID Ltd.

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Autumn Firework Displays Cancelled for 2020

The series of annual seafront firework displays have been cancelled for 2020 in light of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

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Local Hospice calls upon walkers to support their hospice care this September

Havens Hospices is calling for walkers to join the Fun Walk Trust’s virtual walk to support the charity this September.

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London Southend Airport trial new cabin baggage screening equipment

London Southend Airport is trialling a new cabin baggage screening system to enhance the passenger journey.

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Discretionary Grants update to include businesses based at home

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council have now opened the scheme up to businesses based at home, that have no commercial mortgage and have not benefited from any previous COVID-19 grant.

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