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

Cabinet to consider next stage in developing new Local Plan

The Council is preparing an innovative new Local Plan to manage future growth.

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More electric vehicle charging points if new policy is agreed

New housing developments could have to provide electric vehicle charging points if new planning powers are introduced in the future.

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Speeding up the Disabled Facilities Grant

Disabled residents who need adaptations done to their home could have the work done more quickly, with the council’s cabinet set to discuss a policy amendment to the Disabled Facilities Grant policy.

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Council launches consultation on new draft Air Quality Action Plan

The Council has launched a consultation of its new draft Air Quality Action Plan which outlines the actions the Council will take to improve the air quality of the Borough between 2021 and 2025.

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Appreciation for our community volunteers

Volunteers Week 2021 has arrived, and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council would like to thank and celebrate our community volunteers for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.

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Citizens Advice Southend receive The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services for 2021

Citizen’s Advice Southend have been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

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Art installation which converts sunlight and moisture to water on show at Southend Pier

A new art installation which uses panels to take sunlight and moisture from the air and convert it to drinking water is now on show on Southend Pier as part of the Estuary 2021 arts festival.

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Planned June highways works

Up to four roads across the borough are planned for repairs and resurfacing throughout June as the council continues with its planned highways works programme.

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Taxi drivers given free face coverings for passengers

Taxi drivers across Southend-on-Sea have been given free face coverings to hand out to their passengers free-of-charge.

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Council launches barbecue consultation

The Council has launched a consultation which aims to gather views about the use of barbecues in the Borough’s public areas.

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Great British Spring Clean set to take over the town

A national campaign to get local people involved in cleaning up their community is set to launch this week – and here is how local groups can get involved.

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Find and Fix programme returns to repair our roads

The council’s highways maintenance contractor will once again be blitzing the Borough’s roads to ‘find and fix’ potholes and road defects.

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As eviction bans lifts, landlords urged to ‘call before you serve’

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is urging landlords and tenants to call the housing solutions team before issuing an eviction notice.

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New Mayor for Southend-on-Sea

The 100th Mayor of Southend-on-Sea has taken the chains as Cllr Margaret Borton was inaugurated as first citizen of the Borough.

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Southend community testing programme urging everyone to use twice-weekly home testing kits

The Council’s community testing programme is to close its two remaining rapid lateral flow device (LFD) assisted swabbing sites as it moves towards encouraging testing at home for everyone.

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Libraries help support mental wellbeing through the power of reading

A new campaign is set to launch in Southend libraries which looks to tackle loneliness and support mental health during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the town’s recovery.

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Residents asked for views on powers to tackle anti-social behaviour

Residents are being asked if powers should be introduced to tackle anti-social behaviours in Chalkwell and Leigh-on-Sea.

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International recognition given to Southend for its award-winning beaches

Southend-on-Sea has been commended for the quality and management of its beaches after five beaches were awarded the Blue Flag and all eight beaches were given a Seaside Award.

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Remaining leisure centres in the Borough set to reopen

Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre will welcome back indoor group exercise classes kicking off a new timetable with a special 5.45am class on Monday 17 May.

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Borough prepares for further easing of lockdown restrictions

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council welcomes further easing of lockdown measures from 17 May but urges residents and visitors to remain cautious.

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