Leigh on Sea News - press-release

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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Leigh-on-Sea Farmers’ Market Celebrates 20 Years

Leigh-on-Sea Farmers’ market will be celebrating their 20th anniversary this July with a NEW virtual farmers’ market!

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Top Tips for VIPs as lockdown eases

Local independent sight loss charity Southend in Sight is offering useful advice to visually impaired people (VIP) as they prepare to return to activities and tasks outside the home following the easing of lockdown.

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Quarantine Quizzers raise over £16,000 for local hospice charity

Hundreds of virtual quizzers have shown their support for a local hospice charity by signing up to take part in Havens Hospices’ weekly virtual quiz which has raised a total of £16,660.

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London Southend Airport opens its doors after 3 months COVID closure

London Southend Airport opens its doors to passengers after 3 months COVID closure.

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Fly to Bergen from London Southend Airport

From 31 August, London Southend Airport will offer passengers twice weekly direct flights with Widerøe to Bergen, known as one of the happiest places in the world.

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Leigh girl donates £4,000 to local children’s hospice after winning art competition

A 10-year-old girl from Leigh is donating £4,000 to Little Havens Hospice after winning in a charity art competition held by her mother’s work place.

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Southend BID Thanks Key Workers

An eye catching mural has been painted in Southend high street to send a message of gratitude to all key workers who have been putting themselves at risk to help us throughout this global pandemic.

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London Southend Airport promote ‘Run-way’ Event for NHS

London Southend Airport has identified yet another opportunity to encourage positivity during this challenging time. The airport will host a charity run/cycle on Friday 29 May to help raise money for the NHS

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Leigh Town Council's Volunteer of the Year 2020

In 2019 the Council launched their Volunteer of the Year Award in memory of longstanding past Councillor Donald Fraser, who had served on the Council since its inception in 1996.

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