Leigh on Sea News

Southchurch Hall Heritage Open Day

Southchurch Hall is opening its doors for a free day of discovery during Heritage Open Days 2018

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It’s not rocket science to pick up your litter

A giant artwork featuring a rocket made entirely of locally picked litter is being created on the hoardings of a seafront carpark.

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Leigh event to help us protect our seas

Visitors to old Leigh will be able to find out about how they can do their bit to reduce marine pollution this week.

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Free bike storage for employers

Free bike storage is being offered to employers across south Essex in an effort to encourage more people to cycle to work. This is funded from the Department for Transport’s Access Fund, which we are pleased to be able to use to benefit our region.

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Apply Now to Exhibit in The Forum, Southend Next Year!

The Forum, Southend is now accepting applications to our Selection Panel, to plan the programme of exhibitions in the Forum Space for April 2019 - March 2020.   

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Digital arts workshops in Southend

Focal Point Gallery – supported by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council – is hosting a great value four-day video and photography course from Tuesday 14 August – Friday 17 August.

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Lets talk about sex

Southend residents are being asked to give their views on how their sexual health needs could best be met, as the council reviews how it provides these services.

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Give your views on vital education service

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council – in partnership with Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Castle Point and Rochford CCG – have launched a survey to research residents’ views on a college for people living with mental health conditions.

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CCTV vehicle returns to deter dangerous parking

One of the issues that is regularly raised with the Council is inconsiderate or dangerous parking at schools and at bus stops. In response to these concerns, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is informing residents that they will be re-deploying the CCTV vehicle to deter motorists from parking dangerously around the borough – specifically outside schools and bus stops.

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Council urging residents to give their views on The Bell junction

Residents, businesses and motorists have just five weeks to have their say on The Bell junction improvements.

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Local residents urged to respond to voter canvass forms

Southend-on-Sea households will be receiving a form in the coming days, asking them to check whether information on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct.

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Have your say on gambling policy

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is inviting local residents and businesses to have their say on proposed changes to the Borough’s gambling policy.

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Cliff lift reopens for summer holidays

Southend’s historic cliff lift is to reopen to the public in time for the summer holidays – and new volunteers are now being sought to help run it.

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The grass is always greener in Southend parks

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Parks team is once again celebrating as their hard work in maintaining our parks and green spaces has led to five local parks being recognised with national awards.

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Deadline nears for 11 plus registration

Year 5 pupils are being urged to consider registering for the 11 plus.

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Works to rejuvenate Shoebury Common North begin

Works to rejuvenate a popular visitor location in the east of the town have now begun and are expected to be completed by October 2019.

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Council seeks residents’ views on Sex Entertainment Venue Licences

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is asking residents for their views on how it licenses sexual entertainment venues, such as strip clubs and sex shops.

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Work begins on four new seafront shelters at City Beach

Work has begun on building four colourful new sun shelters on Southend’s City Beach to give residents and visitors an attractive new area to relax.

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Crematorium helps raise £5000 for Havens Hospices

A unique recycling scheme that recycles the metal from orthopaedic implants following cremations has helped the Council to raise £5000 for Havens Hospices in Southend-on-Sea.

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New sports facility set for town centre

A new wheeled sports facility is set to be developed in central Southend, following a wide ranging public consultation into three possible sites.

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