Leigh on Sea News

Traffic survey leads to road closures near The Bell junction

Temporary road closures are due to begin on Saturday 15 June near to The Bell junction to allow for traffic surveys to be completed.

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18,000 cigarettes and 11kg of tobacco seized in raids

A joint operation has led to 18,000 illegal cigarettes and 11kg of illegal rolling tobacco being seized from shops in Southend.

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Record number of youngsters attend apprenticeship event

A record-number of students attended an apprenticeship event to find out about what opportunities Southend-on-Sea has to offer.

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Safeguarding Southend’s Heritage

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has appointed heritage experts, Purcell, to review and update the Conservation Area Appraisals for a number of the town’s Conservation Areas, to ensure they remain relevant and up-to-date. 

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ForwardMotion calls on businesses to encourage ‘Trial a Mile’

Businesses and organisations across the south Essex region are being called on to encourage their employees, trainees and students to get on their bikes as part of Bike Week 2019. From 8 to 16 June, ForwardMotion is encouraging people to ‘Trial a Mile’ and travel one mile of their journey to work, education or training by bike.

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Unlicensed ‘man with a van’ picks up £1,000 fine

A Rayleigh resident has pleaded guilty in court for failing to provide a copy of his Waste Transfer Licence after a large pile of waste was dumped outside a charity shop in Leigh-on-Sea.

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Encouraging improvements in water quality at Leigh Bell Wharf

New water quality tests carried at Leigh Bell Wharf are showing continued improvement, with only very low levels of bacteria detected in the latest results.

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Green-fingered thieves target local park

The council’s parks team is urging residents to be vigilant after brazen thieves have stolen over 116 shrub plants from Priory Park over the last two weeks. 

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Actions agreed to improve services for special educational needs and disabilities

Plans have been formally agreed to address concerns relating to the quality of services delivered to children in Southend-on-Sea with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Extra funding to help homeless people

Extra funding has been given by central Government to help homeless people within Southend-on-Sea.

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Warning over bogus gardeners

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s is warning local residents to be vigilant against bogus callers purporting to be from the council and offering tree cutting and removal services. 

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The Rock Garden to reopen at The Shrubbery

Work to landscape part of a former seafront landmark is nearing completion. 

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Skatepark construction underway whilst council seek public’s help to name park

The hotly-anticipated construction of a new skate park in Southend will begin today (Thursday 16 May) with Maverick Skateparks moving onto the site at Warrior Square to begin the build. 

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Latest phase of new social housing building project is complete

A new collection of 12 flats and 3 houses have been unveiled by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council as the latest phase of a social housing building programme.

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A third of region’s cleanest beaches are in Southend

Southend-on-Sea has today received delivery of four coveted Blue Flags to fly above its beaches, meaning the borough now boasts a third of the awards in the East of England region.

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Joint venture partnership for community transport agreed

The transport needs of vulnerable members of our community will be met by a new joint venture partnership.

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Work underway to improve bathing waters at Leigh Bell Wharf

Work is underway to improve the bathing waters at Leigh Bell Wharf, after its water quality was reclassified as “poor” following test results.

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New Mayor takes the chains

The 99th Mayor of Southend-on-Sea has taken the chains as Cllr John Lamb was inaugurated as first citizen of the Borough. 

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Test results show ‘good’ water quality at Southchurch Park lake

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and the Environment Agency are urging residents to refrain from dumping fish in a local park lake following a spate of deceased fish appearing recently. 

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New partnership formed to deliver Queensway regeneration

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Swan Housing Association have signed contracts and formed a joint venture partnership that will work to deliver the regeneration of the Queensway estate.

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