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

Southend’s cultural venues to start reopening in July

More cultural venues in Southend are set to start reopening their doors to the public during July as lockdown eases across the UK.

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Libraries Click and Collect service set to launch

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is pleased to announce residents can soon pick up their favourite books and novels through a new ‘Click and Collect’ service launching Monday 6 July.

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Local test and trace system launches in Southend-on-Sea and Essex

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Essex County Council and are proud to announce that they have launched their local contact tracing service.

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Southend Pier to Reopen to Public

Southend’s iconic pier is to reopen with a number of social distancing and cleaning measures in place to keep visitors safe and well.

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Southend Safe scheme launched ahead of hospitality sector opening

Southend Safe - a scheme designed to help the hospitality and leisure sector operate safely as they begin to reopen - has been launched.

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Seafront safety a priority as hot weather predicted

With hot weather predicted this week Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is reminding people to ‘Stay Safe’ when visiting the seafront.

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Grow your business with the business growth funding

Funding to support business growth for local businesses has been secured through a multi-authority programme.

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Shop local, shop safe as retail returns

A shop local, shop safe campaign has been launched ahead of the wider reopening of shops on Monday 15 June.

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Artists’ studios plan and Beecroft Art Trust to be discussed

Plans to convert the former Beecroft Gallery in Westcliff into artists’ studios are set to change due to the condition of the building and rising costs, with plans afoot to provide more arts space in other upcoming developments.

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Please respect our parks and open spaces – Bin it or take it home

Residents and visitors are being asked to respect parks, beaches and other open spaces as lockdown measures are further relaxed today.

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Bell junction improvements set to start in September

The main improvement works for The Bell junction project are set to begin in early September.

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Third sector groups honoured with prestigious award

Two Southend-based charities who work in the community have been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services (QAVS), the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

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Seafront plans will continue to be reviewed as weather set fair

After a busy and hot Bank Holiday Monday in Southend-on-Sea, the council’s cabinet member for community safety has said that plans and measures put in place locally since lockdown was relaxed earlier this month will continue to be reviewed and improved as necessary.

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Southend Council: Our Letter to Support Schools

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has expressed its full support to all state funded schools in the borough confirming trust in their professional judgement as they are due to reopen.

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Key workers can get free parking with new temporary permit scheme

Key workers carrying out essential work during the Coronavirus pandemic can now apply for a free temporary permit that allows them to park in all the borough’s council owned car parks and bays.

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Residents urged to use judgement before visiting recycling centres

With the Borough’s two household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) reopening to the public next week (Monday 18 May), the council is urging residents to think carefully and consider whether they need to visit or not.

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Belfairs golf course set to reopen by the end of the month

Belfairs Golf course, a Southend-on-Sea Borough Council owned pay and play golf facility in Leigh-on-Sea, is planning to reopen by the end of the month following the Government’s relaxation of restrictions on Sunday 10 May.

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Recycling centres set to reopen next week with strict measures in place

The Borough’s two household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) will be reopened to the public next week (Monday 18 May), but only for essential visits and with strict social distancing measures in place to ensure visitors and staff are kept safe.

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Promenade to be widened and car parks reopened

Western Esplanade will be temporarily widened for pedestrians and cyclists from Saturday 16 May, in response to national changes to lockdown, and to allow local people to safely enjoy the seafront.

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Care unit set up to support people awaiting a COVID-19 negative test result

Southend Care opens care unit in partnership with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to support older people awaiting a COVID 19 negative test result.

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