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

The 10 council-owned car parks now shut to deter gatherings

The council has shut 10 local car parks in an attempt to deter people from social gatherings.

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New distribution hub created to get supplies to most vulnerable

The council has set up a new distribution hub in Southend in order to provide the most vulnerable with essential supplies during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus waste collection update

Southend's two household waste recycling centres have shut but waste collections are to go ahead as normal.

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New Southend Coronavirus Action project calls for volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help out the new initative, which already includes a range of voluntary organisations and local charities.

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Local one hour residential parking restrictions lifted so people stay at home

The parking restrictions will be lifted until Sunday 3rd May 2020 in aid of tackling the coronavirus outbreak.

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The Southend Seaway project gains council’s cabinet support

The council’s cabinet have agreed to maintain support for the proposed development of the Seaway car park.

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Gritting with the stars: winning gritter names revealed

After a morning of sleet and snow in Essex, the results have come in at perfect timing!

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Southend Pier has most popular January since records began

16,818 people visited the world’s longest pleasure pier!

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Southenders asked to ‘salt’ out names for gritters

Take part in our competition to name the gritters and be in with a chance of winning a miniature gritter or a voucher worth £50!

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Have your say on future of former East Beach café site

The Council wants to know what local people, visitors and businesses would like see at the site of the former East Beach café which is owned by the council.

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Proposed designs revealed for new pier trains

Following the announcement that Severn Lamb have won the contract to design, build and install the new pier trains, four different designs for the ‘cab’ have been proposed, as well as three different colour options.

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Active travel initiative launched in south Essex

A new active travel challenge has been launched to encourage local residents to try alternative transport methods, such as walking, cycling, or using the bus or train.

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Council remembers victims for Holocaust Memorial Day

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council will once again remember all those who perished or were affected by the Jewish Holocaust on National Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Major investment to be injected into Southend town centre in 2020

Major projects and initiatives to overhaul the open spaces in and around Southend town centre between now and April 2021 are underway.

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Rochford Road northbound closure ahead of The Bell junction work

Access onto Rochford Road northbound from The Bell junction will be prohibited for 12 weeks as diversionary gas works are undertaken as part of The Bell junction improvement works.

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Draft council budget focused on people, homes, roads and environment

More care for those that need it, more council housing, more road repairs and more trees and greenery are at the centre of the council’s proposed budget for 2020/21.

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Road and pavement repairs key part of proposed budget

Roads and pavements across the borough are set for resurfacing following the inclusion of a further £3.2m in the council’s proposed capital budget, which will be discussed by the council’s cabinet next week (Thursday 16 January).

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Toy Drive changes up a gear following early donations

The sixth annual Toy Drive is in full throttle as council elves find themselves overwhelmed with gifts and donations just two weeks into the charity project, and the elves are urging for more. 

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Carriageway closures at The Bell junction

A weekend road closure and subsequent three-week northbound lane closure at Hobleythick Lane are planned to allow underground electricity cables and gas pipes to be moved before work takes place on improving The Bell junction.

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Creating a clean energy future for Leigh-on-Sea

Energy infrastructure in Leigh-on-Sea is being investigated following Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s recently declared climate change emergency.

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