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

Free festive parking extended across the Borough

All council run car parks across the Borough will be free on Thursdays after 4pm for late-night shopping and all day on Sundays until Christmas.

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Survey checks the ‘pulse’ of Southend residents during pandemic

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are asking residents to let them know about their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and what steps they think the borough can take to ensure a positive future.

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Number of Southend on Sea venues to re-open this week

Leisure and cultural venues will reopen this week following the Government’s announcement of the national tier system.

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Do your research before buying a new pet this Christmas

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is supporting the Government’s ‘Petfished’ campaign to encourage residents to do their research before buying a pet this Christmas.

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Shop Local this Christmas and support local businesses

Shoppers are being encouraged to “Shop Local” and support Southend-based businesses in the run up to Christmas.

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Southend-on-Sea to go into Tier 2 restrictions next week

The Government has today announced that Southend-on-Sea will be under new Tier 2 restrictions when the current national restrictions end on Wednesday December 2.

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National recognition for mental health support service

A health service which allows school children to anonymously text message a school nurse has received a national award for providing ‘an innovative solution to accessing mental health support, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic’.

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Community organisations may be eligible for £3,000 infection control grant

Community and voluntary organisations are being supported to put infection control measures in place, so they can reopen within Government guidelines, to ensure the prevention of infection. Grants of between £100 and £3,000 are being made available.

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Exciting plans for new football stadium and homes becoming a reality

The Council’s cabinet will get an update on the excellent progress being made on plans to redevelop Roots Hall and to develop a new stadium and housing at Fossetts Farm.

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Course to help residents into work in the care sector

Residents with an interest in starting up a career in the care sector are being urged to register their interest in a successful career-starting project.

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Lane and road closures planned for essential A127 works

Two overnight road closures will be in place this weekend as Eurovia carry out essential maintenance work along stretches of the A127.

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Consultation launched on school admission arrangements for 2022/23

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is consulting on proposed admission arrangements for community schools in the Borough for the school year 2022/23.

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Waste services to be carried out as normal during latest restrictions

The borough’s two household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) will remain open and household collections will continue as usual during the current restrictions, in line with the most recent Government update.

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Support grants available for Southend businesses forced to close in second lockdown

Businesses which have been ordered to close for four weeks due to the national COVID-19 restrictions may be eligible for a government grant of up to £3,000.

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Southend reminded to please “Honour the fallen whilst protecting the living”

Residents are being reminded to ‘honour the fallen whilst protecting the living’ as remembrance services across the country are altered following national restrictions, to ensure the safety of local communities.

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Residents and businesses asked for their input into private landlord licence consultation

A consultation has been launched to find out what people think about regulating the private landlord sector in Southend-on-Sea with a licencing scheme.

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Southend leisure centres and tourism venues to close following national restrictions

Leisure centres in Southend-on-Sea will be temporarily closed to the public from Thursday 5 November, for the duration of the Government’s planned four-week national lockdown.

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Libraries closed but Click and Collect and home delivery set to continue

Following the Government announcement of a period of lockdown (commencing today, Thursday 5 November), the council is pleased to announce that residents will still have access to the Click and Collect and home library delivery services.

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Council hands £1.5m of funding over to community control

An independent board of community champions could soon be in charge of £1.5m of funding for local communities, under proposals being considered by the council’s Cabinet.

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Further public health plea as coronavirus cases continue to rise

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Director of Public Health has issued a further plea to the local community as local positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

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