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

Get your tickets now for unique event taking place on world-famous Pier

A unique cultural event is taking place on the iconic Southend Pier this week, celebrating how it became HMS Leigh during World War 2 (WW2).

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Major improvement works finished at key junction

The main highway works for the junction improvement project at The Bell junction, which will increase traffic flow and improve air quality in the area, have been completed.

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Southend business survey launched

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and the Southend Business Partnership are pleased to announce that the annual Southend business survey is now available.

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Selective licencing scheme update to be discussed at Cabinet

An update on the selective licencing scheme being introduced to better regulate landlords in certain wards of Southend has been discussed by Cabinet.

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Southend-on-Sea Borough Council partners with FSB to support local small businesses

Small businesses in Southend can now benefit from expert support to guide them through pandemic recovery, thanks to a new partnership with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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Consultation on dangerous use of watercraft is welcomed

The council’s cabinet member for community safety has welcomed a new national consultation seeking to strengthen enforcement around the dangerous use of personal watercraft.

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Record-breaking visitor numbers enjoy iconic pier

Southend Pier welcomed over 74,000 visitors in August, the highest number of visitors since records began 14 years ago.

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Council seeks views of local people on best approach for new Southend Local Plan

The council is preparing a new Local Plan to help guide future growth and development in the Borough over the next 20 years and is seeking views of local people on the best approach to take in how best to plan for future development needs across Southend-on-Sea.

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Cabinet to review conservation area appraisals

Seven of Southend’s 14 conservation areas could adopt updated conservation area appraisals to enhance the council’s ability to protect these much-loved areas, subject to Cabinet approval.

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Cabinet to discuss submission of city status bid

The council’s cabinet will discuss the submission of a city status bid at its meeting next week.

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Southend Halloween Parade will be a huge boost to Southend and visitor economy

Some frightfully good fun is in store for families and visitors this autumn when the first ever Southend Halloween Parade takes place on Saturday 30 October.

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Council invites young people aged 16 to 17 to get a Covid-19 vaccine

Young people aged 16 to 17 years old are invited by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to get their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in a further effort to boost take-up in this age group ahead of their return to education or training.

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Work to strengthen Southend Pier starts ahead of building work

Keen-eyed residents will have spotted machinery being moved by barge to the end of Southend-on-Sea Pier so supports can be put in place ahead of a new public toilet block being built.

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Are you ready for The Southend Arts Festival?

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is delighted to be working with the Southend Tourism Partnership to support the Southend Arts Festival, a fantastic celebration of the vibrant performance and cultural scene in the Borough.

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Council seeks views on adult social care in Southend

As part of devising a new local strategy for adult social care, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are asking those who have used the services locally to have their say.

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COVID-19 Test and Trace Support Payments extended to end of September

The Test and Trace Support Payments (TTSP) scheme has now been extended until 30 September 2021.

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Council tax support available to residents once again

Additional funding has been made available to the council to support residents of working age who are in receipt of council tax reductions with their council tax bills for 2021/22.

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#GrabTheJab – new campaign urges young people to get covid jabs

Grab the jab – get back to the things you love safely, is a new local campaign created to encourage young people to get their Covid-19 vaccinations.

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Views sought on electric vehicle charging policy for new developments

Following the implementation of a new interim electric vehicle charging policy in respect of planning developments, the council is seeking residents’ views on what its long-term policy should be for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

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Southend Cornerstone Employers Join to Support Local Young People With Virtual Experiences of the Workplace

As a result of COVID-19 affecting traditional work experience placements this academic year, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council recently worked to set up a brand-new initiative, running a series of half-day virtual work experience opportunities.

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