Leigh on Sea News - southend-borough-council-press-release

Residents asked to follow new national measures as local Omicron case confirmed

Yesterday the Prime Minister confirmed a move to Plan B in England as Omicron spreads across the UK. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is urging residents to follow the measures to help reduce transmission and slow the spread of the Omicron variant.

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Toy Drive: There’s still time to donate

Council elves have been hard at work coordinating and wrapping gifts for the council’s annual Toy Drive to provide some Christmas joy for vulnerable children across Southend.

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Highly probable case of new variant found in Southend-on-Sea

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is aware of one highly probable and one probable case of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with B.1.1.529 (variant – omicron) that have been identified in Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea.

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£68m funding bid for better bus services across Southend

Residents could help shape a £68million funding bid by giving their opinion on a draft ‘Bus Service Improvement Plan’ for Southend-on-Sea.

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Household Waste Recycling Centres change to winter hours

Residents are being reminded that Southend’s two household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) have changed to winter opening hours.

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Seven Southend parks proudly fly Green Flags

The council is delighted to announce that it once again boasts seven award winning parks as the town celebrates maintaining the record number of Green Flags for the Borough.

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Planned highways improvement works announced for November

Two roads and four pavements across the Borough are planned for repairs and resurfacing throughout November as the council continues its £10m highways investment programme for 2021/22.

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Latest stage of County Lines campaign lets young people know there is a way out from drug gangs

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is letting young people and their families know there is always a way out from drug gangs, through the latest stage of the #SeeTheSigns campaign.

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Can you help be Santa for the annual Toy Drive?

It’s that time of year again - we are bringing the eighth annual Toy Drive to town this Christmas, with the aim of ensuring all of Southend’s vulnerable children and young people receive a gift.

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Electric vehicle charging points in new builds proposed

All new housing and commercial developments built in Southend-on-Sea could have electric vehicle charging points, as part of a proposed new planning policy to be discussed at cabinet next week.

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Cliffs Pavilion upgrade to be discussed

Upgrades to the Cliffs Pavilion Theatre will be discussed at cabinet in the hopes of keeping the venue’s spot as one of the top ten regional theatres in the country.

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Council to discuss further investment in economic recovery

The council’s cabinet will discuss plans to make a direct financial stake in the Seaway leisure development which will be anchored by Empire Cinemas, Hollywood Bowl and Travelodge.

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Funding bid success for Leigh Port and Cliffs Pavilion improvements

The Government confirmed today that Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has been successful in its bid for funding from its Levelling Up Fund.

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Council’s ‘spooktacular’ Halloween Parade is going ahead this Saturday

Southend-on-Sea’s first ever Halloween Parade will take place along the seafront this Saturday (30 October) featuring over 700 participants!

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Twenty One reopens as a creative community café

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Focal Point Gallery are delighted to announce the reopening of Twenty One in partnership with Elwira Middleton, restoring this cultural and community café to the heart of Southend-on-Sea.

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Have your say on 10-year parking strategy for the Borough

Residents and businesses are being urged to take part in a public consultation on the Borough’s first parking strategy, which will shape the council’s approach to parking management in Southend-on-Sea for the next 10 years.

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Raising awareness in Southend of hate crime

Pop-up information stands will be cropping up in Southend next week as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week.

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Planned highways improvement works announced for October

Nine roads and three pavements across the Borough are planned for repairs and resurfacing throughout October as the council continues its £10m highways investment programme for 2021/22.

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Less than two weeks until world-renowned cycle race comes to town

Southend-on-Sea is set to welcome elite global cyclists for the AJ Bell Women’s Tour in just under two weeks, with excitement building for the prestigious event.

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Southend-on-Sea Pier took delivery of the first eco-friendly train

On Tuesday 28th September, Southend-on-Sea Pier took delivery of the first eco-friendly train.

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