GCSE statistics published this week show that the borough’s pupils have performed above the national average in all headline performance measures once again, improving on 2017’s impressive results.
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New Community Safety officers have started work in Southend-on-Sea this week.
A joint operation between Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Trading Standards officers and Essex Police has led to 19 local businesses being investigated.
Senior councillors have ordered a rethink over plans to build a museum on Southend’s seafront, in the face of rising costs.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is playing its part in Battle’s Over - an international commemoration marking 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War I.
Time is running out to nominate a local sports or fitness hero for a prestigious award.
An action plan aimed at reducing problems such as aggressive begging, rough sleeping and anti-social behaviour has been launched.
Southend’s environmental health team has averted a potential food poisoning outbreak by seizing over half a tonne of illegally harvested oysters with an estimated value of £7,000.
Delegates to this week’s Southend High Street Summit have committed to tougher action on crime, antisocial behaviour and aggressive begging in Southend town centre – backed up by extra resourcing.
The Councils Bereavement Services working with the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) has raised £5000 to donate to Marie Curie.
Public Health Southend’s stop smoking service is joining forces with Southend University Hospital to launch the national Stoptober campaign with local initiatives for 2018.
Leading figures of Southend’s High Street are set to attend an extraordinary meeting to agree a common approach towards making the High Street a more attractive destination for shoppers and visitors while tackling crime, antisocial behaviour and rough sleeping.
With an expected influx of pupils ready to sit this year’s 11 Plus exam, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is supporting residents and schools to minimise disruption to those living locally, and to maintain the flow of traffic through the area.
Local businesses are invited to come and network, share best practice and meet business professionals at the upcoming Southend Business Partnership Briefing.
Shoebury Common North is currently being re-landscaped and the proposals include a children’s play area, and now the council want to hear residents’ views on what play activities should be included.
Veolia - Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s recycling, waste and street cleansing contractor – is asking local residents to rate their performance and share their ideas for improving their service.
A two-tonne cannon, from the shipwreck of the London, which exploded in 1665 at the Nore, just past where the Pier now stands, has been raised, restored and relocated to Southend Central Museum.
Residents and road users have until 5pm Sunday 9 September to have their say on the planned highways improvements at The Bell junction.
Work is set to resume on the City Beach sun shelters, and are set to be open to the public by the end of September.
A public toilet in Southend town centre described as a “magnet for crime and antisocial behaviour” is being permanently closed today to keep the public safe.