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

Residents have their say on the future of city centre

Residents of Southend-on-Sea shared their vision for the City’s future as part of engagement to help the council form a new strategy for the city centre.

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City hosts partners from across Europe to work on building green cities

Southend-on-Sea City Council welcomed partners from Belgium, Netherlands and across the United Kingdom as part of an international project aiming to improve investment in green infrastructure and building climate resilience.

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Spooktacular Halloween Parade returns to Southend this autumn

A frightfully fun evening is set for the whole family on Southend’s seafront as the Southend Halloween Parade returns to the City.

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Cllr Kevin Robinson elected as Southend’s 101st Mayor

Cllr Kevin Robinson was elected as Southend’s 101st Mayor at today’s Full Council meeting and takes over from Cllr Margaret Borton who has served as the Mayor of both the Borough and City of Southend-on-Sea this past year.

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East Beach revamp continues to progress

Improvement works to East Beach, Shoeburyness, which will provide increased parking and easier access for residents and visitors, are progressing well following the start of the work in April.

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Planned road and pavement improvements announced for May

Seven roads and three pavements across Southend-on-Sea are planned for repairs and resurfacing throughout May

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Southend retains prestigious Purple Flag award

Southend retains prestigious Purple Flag award for its evening and night-time economy

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New Southend Pass options and trade permit available from April

Residents and visitors can benefit from improvements to the Southend Pass from 1 April 2022, with the discounted parking pass set to offer a new one and three-month purchase option.

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Closing event announced for LuminoCity

A spectacular light and sound installation has been confirmed as the free closing event for Southend LuminoCity.

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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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