Leigh on Sea News

Council offers advice after conman targets small business

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is urging small businesses in Southend to be vigilant, after a conman claiming to be from the Council’s licensing team conned a business owner out of £430.

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‘No change’ recommended for school catchment areas south of London Road

A detailed report on school admission arrangements for community schools from September 2019 onwards will be considered by the council’s cabinet next week (Monday 29 January).

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Wheeled Sports Consultation (Skate Park)

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is looking for residents and visitors, including young people, to take part in an online consultation for a possible new sports facility in the town centre for wheeled sports enthusiasts.

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Southend leisure centres set to host open weekend

With the ‘new year, new me’ resolutions in full swing, the Council, working with Fusion Lifestyle, is opening its doors for a host of activities at local leisure centres across the town to help promote an active and healthy lifestyle.

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Proposal to create more local care places for children

A project to create more council controlled residential care places in the Borough for vulnerable children could receive £400,000 of funding from April 2018.

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Shoebury Common North is set for £300,000 of improvements

The proposals form part of the draft budget for 2018/19 which will be discussed by the council’s cabinet next week (Thursday 18 January).

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Southend Borough Council Draft Budget for 2018 Released

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New radio equipment in Southend to help reduce local crime

The Borough’s former CCTV radio system has been replaced with a new, digital system.

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The Borough’s former CCTV radio system has been replaced with a new, digital system

More than 15,000 users have registered for Southend-on-Sea’s new free public WiFi network, providing an extra boost for retail and leisure businesses in the all-important run up to Christmas.

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Secondary school places set to be provided through expansion programme

Plans to deliver increased secondary school places from 2018 onwards are set to be fully delivered through expansions at existing secondary schools, rather than the building of a new school.

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Small Business Saturday coming to Southend

Southend-on-Sea businesses are invited to celebrate Small Business Saturday on Saturday 2 December, as part of a national campaign which is designed to encourage shoppers to buy local.

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Business owners needed to help shape careers programme

The council are calling for local businesses volunteers to become Enterprise Advisors as part of a national project to inspire and prepare young people for the world of employment.

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Extra session for schools consultation

An extra open drop-in session is to be held next week as part of the ongoing public consultation on local school admission arrangements

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Jail for illegal tobacco seller

A Southend businessman who sold unsafe illegal tobacco has been jailed after a raid by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Trading Standards officers.

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Bathing waters sustain quality ratings

Southend-on-Sea’s bathing waters have once again received a positive boost as the water quality at seven of our eight beaches has been rated as “Excellent” or “Good”.

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Skills and labour consultation ‘Ambition Southend’ a strategy for the future

Southend-on-Sea residents are being called on to give their views to help shape a strategy being developed to improve the skills and local economy.

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Gasworks site opened for temporary Saturday parking

The former gasworks site on Eastern Esplanade, recently purchased by the council as a long-term regeneration project site, has opened as a temporary car park to provide additional seafront capacity for the next two Saturday nights.

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Briefing to help businesses fly high

The final Southend Business Partnership briefing of the year is taking place on Thursday 16 November.

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Snow wardens wanted for the nitty-gritty of winter roads

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are offering free gritting equipment to the first 100 people who attend the Council’s new salt depot on Saturday 18 November and sign the Snow Warden’s pledge.

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11 plus campaign passes the test

The council’s recent 11 plus campaign has proven a major success, with more local children registering for and passing the test compared to the year before.

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