Leigh on Sea News - press-release

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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Southend Christmas Light Switch On Cancelled

The Christmas Light Switch On event which was due to take place on Saturday 14th November 2020 has been cancelled.

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Bring the Family Fun Festival to your home for local hospice care

Havens Hospices has put together a virtual Family Fun Festival activity pack so supporters can hold their own fun festival at home instead, anytime in September.

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Friends rebuild wall and welcome new growing group to Library Gardens

The Friends of Leigh Library Gardens have renovated the stonewall at the entrance of the gardens in Broadway West.

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London Southend Airport supports MNDA

London Southend Airport has purchased face coverings to provide to passengers and employees* from the MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association).

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Leigh-on-sea Town Council looking into alternative Christmas celebrations for 2020

Leigh-on-sea Town Council have decided to cancel the Leigh Lights 2020 event.

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Havens Hospices charity shops receive a warm welcome back into the community

A local hospice charity says it has been overwhelmed by the kindness of its supporters making donations following the reopening of its shops last month.

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