Leigh on Sea News

GCSE result improve once again

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 start their work

New Community Safety officers have started work in Southend-on-Sea this week.

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Officers clamp down on rogue traders

A joint operation between Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Trading Standards officers and Essex Police has led to 19 local businesses being investigated.

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Rethink over Thames Estuary Museum plans

Senior councillors have ordered a rethink over plans to build a museum on Southend’s seafront, in the face of rising costs.

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Battle’s Over –Southend Commemorates WW1 centenary

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. 

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Time running out to nominate Southend sporting and fitness heroes

Time is running out to nominate a local sports or fitness hero for a prestigious award.

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High Street action plan launched with new Community Safety team in place

An action plan aimed at reducing problems such as aggressive begging, rough sleeping and anti-social behaviour has been launched. 

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Southend environmental health officers seize over half tonne of illegal oysters

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.

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Summit sees joint commitment to our high street

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.

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Unique recycling project donation for Marie Curie

The Councils Bereavement Services working with the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) has raised £5000 to donate to Marie Curie.

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Join the health forces this Stoptober

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.

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Summit called to put High Street back on track

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.   

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Prepared, planned and parked: 11 plus day

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.

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Partnership briefing for local businesses

Local businesses are invited to come and network, share best practice and meet business professionals at the upcoming Southend Business Partnership Briefing. 

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It’s not all swings and roundabouts – have your say

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. 

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Let’s talk rubbish - Veolia seeks residents’ views on their service


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.
 

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Raised, restored and relocated: Shipwrecked cannon takes centre stage

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.

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Last chance to have your say on The Bell junction consultation

Residents and road users have until 5pm Sunday 9 September to have their say on the planned highways improvements at The Bell junction.

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Works set to resume on City Beach sun shelters

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.

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Toilets closed to keep public safe

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.

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