Leigh on Sea News

Business owners needed to help shape careers programme

The council are calling for local businesses volunteers to become Enterprise Advisors as part of a national project to inspire and prepare young people for the world of employment.

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Extra session for schools consultation

An extra open drop-in session is to be held next week as part of the ongoing public consultation on local school admission arrangements

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Jail for illegal tobacco seller

A Southend businessman who sold unsafe illegal tobacco has been jailed after a raid by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Trading Standards officers.

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Bathing waters sustain quality ratings

Southend-on-Sea’s bathing waters have once again received a positive boost as the water quality at seven of our eight beaches has been rated as “Excellent” or “Good”.

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Skills and labour consultation ‘Ambition Southend’ a strategy for the future

Southend-on-Sea residents are being called on to give their views to help shape a strategy being developed to improve the skills and local economy.

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Gasworks site opened for temporary Saturday parking

The former gasworks site on Eastern Esplanade, recently purchased by the council as a long-term regeneration project site, has opened as a temporary car park to provide additional seafront capacity for the next two Saturday nights.

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Briefing to help businesses fly high

The final Southend Business Partnership briefing of the year is taking place on Thursday 16 November.

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Snow wardens wanted for the nitty-gritty of winter roads

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are offering free gritting equipment to the first 100 people who attend the Council’s new salt depot on Saturday 18 November and sign the Snow Warden’s pledge.

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11 plus campaign passes the test

The council’s recent 11 plus campaign has proven a major success, with more local children registering for and passing the test compared to the year before.

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Lest we forget – Remembrance Day Service

Southend-on-Sea’s annual Remembrance Day commemoration takes place at 11am Sunday 12 November at the Cenotaph on Clifftown Parade.

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Councillors consider Southend’s low-carbon achievements

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is on track to make annual savings of £700k and 3.5k tonnes of CO2 through a range of pioneering energy and sustainability projects that aim to establish Southend as a Low Carbon City by 2020.

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Formal consultation on school admission arrangements starts

Formal public consultation on school admission arrangements for community and some Academy and Foundation primary schools from September 2019 onwards has started and will run until 15 December 2017.

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Formal consultation on school admission arrangements to start

School admission arrangements for primary schools from September 2019 onwards will go to formal public consultation from 6 November to 15 December 2017.

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Impressive set of GCSE results confirmed

GCSE statistics published today showed the borough again performed above the national average in all headline performance measures.

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Impressive set of GCSE results confirmed

GCSE statistics published today showed the borough again performed above the national average in all headline performance measures.

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Happy 125th birthday Southend-on-Sea!

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council celebrates 125 years since the incorporation of the Borough tomorrow (Tuesday 19 September).

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Southend schools showing high performance across all key stages

The excellent performance of Southend schools following summer tests and examinations will be discussed by the council’s cabinet next week.

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What do you want the future Southend-on-Sea to be like?

What do you want the Borough to be like in 2030?

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Proposed site for new school identified alongside new school places for 2018

Plans to provide 150 new secondary school places by September 2018 and open a new free school for another 180 by September 2019 will be discussed by the council’s cabinet next week.

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Council considers bold initiative to help residents combat rising energy costs

Thousands of Southend households could be helped to combat rising energy prices by having electricity generation and storage devices fitted into their homes.

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