Leigh on Sea News

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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Children say “yes please!” to smoke free school gates

Primary school children in Southend-on-Sea are encouraging their grown-ups to stop smoking at the school gates.

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Suspected measles cases in Southend-on-Sea – UPDATE

A public information telephone line has been set up by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s public health team, following the news that the council and Public Health England are dealing with one confirmed and a further seven suspected cases of measles in Southend-on-Sea. 

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Volunteers needed to drive forward electric taxi project

The council is looking for up to fifty taxi drivers to take part in a study to help decide where four new rapid recharge points for electric taxis will be installed.

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Queensway residents enjoy regeneration launch event

More than 130 residents living on or near to the Queensway Estate attended a special invitation-only event to meet the organisations involved in the regeneration project.

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Updated HIV figures for Southend-on-Sea show reduced figure

Revised figures of newly diagnosed HIV cases for Southend-on-Sea have been released, placing the town well within the national average. 

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Get involved with the Local Offer

Children and young people who live with special educational needs and disabilities and their families are being encouraged to help Southend-on-Sea Borough Council spread the word about important services.

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Resolution to tackle town’s inequalities

The Leader of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has claimed the council’s new administration will be “unrelenting in its resolve to tackle inequalities in the town”, after a national study into deprivation in England has shown that the Southend borough continues to be home to both the most and least deprived areas the country.

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Finding Neverland – the magic returns to the Shrubbery

Over the past year, the council’s parks team have been working hard to improve the area which was formerly part of the seafront attraction ‘Never Never Land’.

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Become a composting champion and recycle your food waste at home

Every year, British households throw away approximately 7million tonnes of food waste and lots of this ends up in landfill, where it decomposes and produces harmful gases and liquids.

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10 roads to shine brighter thanks to more street lighting

Sixty new LED lampposts will be installed across five Southend streets this autumn, thanks to funding added to the budget by the council’s new joint administration.

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Your Pride and Joy pictures to air on The Big Screen

An array of photos taken by local people and visitors, showing the best of our coastline, will be showcased on The Big Screen from next week.

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Plans in place to make council ‘carbon neutral’

A climate emergency could be announced in Southend-on-Sea next week as plans to create a ‘Green City’ continue to take shape.

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Young people encouraged to text a school nurse for health advice

A health service which allows schoolchildren to anonymously text message a school nurse has launched.

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Councillors to consider removing yellow lines to create seafront parking spaces

Senior councillors are to consider creating up to 21 new parking spaces along Southend’s seafront through the removal of yellow lines.

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