Leigh on Sea News

Toy Drive changes up a gear following early donations

The sixth annual Toy Drive is in full throttle as council elves find themselves overwhelmed with gifts and donations just two weeks into the charity project, and the elves are urging for more. 

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Carriageway closures at The Bell junction

A weekend road closure and subsequent three-week northbound lane closure at Hobleythick Lane are planned to allow underground electricity cables and gas pipes to be moved before work takes place on improving The Bell junction.

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Creating a clean energy future for Leigh-on-Sea

Energy infrastructure in Leigh-on-Sea is being investigated following Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s recently declared climate change emergency.

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Pop-up street store for clothes swap project

A street store is coming to The Victoria shopping centre next week for one day only as the council and Veolia promote European Week for Waste Reduction.

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Are you registered to vote?

Residents of Southend-on-Sea need to make sure they register to vote by midnight Tuesday 26 November so they can vote in the General Election this December.

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Taxi drivers join us in protecting our children from county lines and child exploitation

Taxi drivers across the borough of Southend are being trained to spot the signs of child exploitation, in a programme designed to crack down on county lines activity. 

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Challenging the Essex Girl stereotype

A portrait photography and oral history exhibition challenging the stereotypes associated with Essex girls is due to open in Southend.

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Planned November highways works

Up to seven roads across the borough are planned for repairs and resurfacing throughout November as the council continues with its planned winter highways works programme.

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Lest we forget – Remembrance Day Service

Southend-on-Sea’s annual Remembrance Day commemoration takes place on Sunday 10 November at the Southend Cenotaph.

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Council invests over £5m to continue council housing drive

Over £5m is being invested to provide more local council housing. 

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More support needed to tackle climate change

More Government support is needed to help make Southend-on-Sea carbon neutral by 2030, according to the council’s cabinet member for environment.

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Strategy to protect Essex coastline to be considered

The council’s cabinet is to consider a countywide strategy to protect important natural habitat sites along the Essex coast.

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National award for council’s Benefits Team

The council’s Benefits Team have been given national recognition as they scooped a national award for their performances and achievements.

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Queensway residents get first look at initial plans for future

Over 40 local residents of the current Queensway estate got a special preview of initial concepts of how the Better Queensway regeneration could take shape in the future.

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Southend measles update

The latest update from Southend Borogh Council on cases of measles at Southend Hospital.

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First glance of Queensway regeneration plans

Initial concepts of how the Better Queensway regeneration could take shape will be exhibited at locations around the borough for the public to view from next week. 

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Education achievements of looked after children celebrated at annual awards

Children, their foster families and social workers gathered to celebrate and reward their education achievements at a special annual awards ceremony. 

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ForwardMotion travel roadshows hit south Essex

ForwardMotion’s travel roadshows will be coming to Southend-on-Sea on 26 October, Grays on 28 October and Basildon on 29 October.

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Council becomes a hate incident reporting centre

Volunteer hate crime ambassadors have allowed Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Civic Centre to become a hate incident reporting centre.

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High school-aged children asked, “Who’s controlling your friends?” in new county lines campaign

A campaign from Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has been launched to give children an understanding of how criminals operate, in their attempts to force children to run drugs and money in, out and around the borough.

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