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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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.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and the Southend Business Partnership are pleased to announce that the annual Southend business survey is now available.
An update on the selective licencing scheme being introduced to better regulate landlords in certain wards of Southend has been discussed by Cabinet.
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).
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.
Southend Pier welcomed over 74,000 visitors in August, the highest number of visitors since records began 14 years ago.
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.
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.
The council’s cabinet will discuss the submission of a city status bid at its meeting next week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Test and Trace Support Payments (TTSP) scheme has now been extended until 30 September 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.