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

The Council and SAVS are recruiting diverse ‘community champions’ to distribute £1.5m funding

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and the Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS) are working together to recruit local community champions to help distribute £1.5m of funding for local communities.

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Town Centre improvements taking shape

Plans to improve the town-centre end of London Road and Victoria Circus have taken another step forward as the majority of the London Road work has now been completed.

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Befriending scheme launched for former homeless people

A new befriending scheme designed to help former rough sleepers successfully adapt to life in their new homes has been launched by Southend Churches Community Support and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

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Emergency fund available to support vulnerable residents

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is encouraging local charities and groups to apply to the Southend Emergency Fund (SEF).

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Story Telling adventure for World Book Day

Southend-on-Sea Libraries have joined forces with master storyteller John Kirk bringing Southend families a storytelling scavenger hunt, in celebration of World Book Day 2021.

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Southend Pass available to all

The Southend Pass will be offered to residents from outside the Borough as well as local residents following agreement on Thursday 25 February.

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Free and active support sessions for unpaid carers

Unpaid carers will get free physical activity sessions after Southend-on-Sea Borough Council teamed up with Sport for Confidence to provide support.

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Council responds to Government’s four-part plan to lift coronavirus lockdown

On Monday, the government announced its four-part plan to lift the COVID-19 lockdown in England.

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Joint housing scheme for underused garage site to be discussed

A joint housing scheme to replace an underused garage site with homes is to be discussed at cabinet.

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Free parking after 6pm set to stay as part of amendments to parking proposals

The council’s cabinet have today agreed changes to draft parking charge proposals that were announced in January.

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Household waste collection catch up operation

Following disruption to collections due to the snowfall last week, Veolia are putting additional resources into collecting all recycling and waste collections missed, as well as carrying out this week’s collections.

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Additional Restriction Grants available for eligible businesses in Southend

After receiving an allocation of £3,662,500 by the Government to fund Additional Restrictions Grants, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council have now opened the application process for eligible businesses to apply for this grant funding.

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Southend Pass set to be available to all

The Southend Pass is set to be offered to residents from outside the Borough too, as the cabinet member for transport looks at boosting visitor numbers for the summer season.

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Holiday opportunities for eligible school children and young people in Southend-on-Sea

Local children’s and young people’s charities, providers and schools are being asked to get involved with a holiday activity scheme for eligible children and young people in Southend-on-Sea.

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‘Don’t drop your guard’ as rapid test sites now available without an appointment

The Borough’s three rapid testing sites, available for people without Coronavirus symptoms, are now available without an appointment.

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Free parking for vaccination centre visitors

Two hours free parking will be in place for people attending the NHS vaccination centre at the Cliffs Pavilion.

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Pollinator strategy creating a buzz in Southend

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is seeking residents’ views and comments on an updated pollinator strategy, which looks at improving and increasing habitats for pollinators across the borough.

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Cliff stabilisation works at Belton Way East

Following a recent routine survey at Belton Way, the council’s highways department have identified areas of slope instability.

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LAD scheme launched to help homeowners in Southend save money on energy

Homeowners in Southend may be able to take advantage of funding to make homes warmer and energy bills cheaper this winter.

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Youth Council provide hot meals for vulnerable over Christmas

Nizle Biju, Deputy Youth Mayor, pledged as part of her Deputy Youth Mayor manifesto, to do some work with the vulnerable over the festive period.

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