Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is urging small businesses in Southend to be vigilant, after a conman claiming to be from the Council’s licensing team conned a business owner out of £430.
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A detailed report on school admission arrangements for community schools from September 2019 onwards will be considered by the council’s cabinet next week (Monday 29 January).
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is looking for residents and visitors, including young people, to take part in an online consultation for a possible new sports facility in the town centre for wheeled sports enthusiasts.
With the ‘new year, new me’ resolutions in full swing, the Council, working with Fusion Lifestyle, is opening its doors for a host of activities at local leisure centres across the town to help promote an active and healthy lifestyle.
A project to create more council controlled residential care places in the Borough for vulnerable children could receive £400,000 of funding from April 2018.
The proposals form part of the draft budget for 2018/19 which will be discussed by the council’s cabinet next week (Thursday 18 January).
The Borough’s former CCTV radio system has been replaced with a new, digital system.
More than 15,000 users have registered for Southend-on-Sea’s new free public WiFi network, providing an extra boost for retail and leisure businesses in the all-important run up to Christmas.
Plans to deliver increased secondary school places from 2018 onwards are set to be fully delivered through expansions at existing secondary schools, rather than the building of a new school.
Southend-on-Sea businesses are invited to celebrate Small Business Saturday on Saturday 2 December, as part of a national campaign which is designed to encourage shoppers to buy local.
The council are calling for local businesses volunteers to become Enterprise Advisors as part of a national project to inspire and prepare young people for the world of employment.
An extra open drop-in session is to be held next week as part of the ongoing public consultation on local school admission arrangements
A Southend businessman who sold unsafe illegal tobacco has been jailed after a raid by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Trading Standards officers.
Southend-on-Sea’s bathing waters have once again received a positive boost as the water quality at seven of our eight beaches has been rated as “Excellent” or “Good”.
Southend-on-Sea residents are being called on to give their views to help shape a strategy being developed to improve the skills and local economy.
The former gasworks site on Eastern Esplanade, recently purchased by the council as a long-term regeneration project site, has opened as a temporary car park to provide additional seafront capacity for the next two Saturday nights.
The final Southend Business Partnership briefing of the year is taking place on Thursday 16 November.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are offering free gritting equipment to the first 100 people who attend the Council’s new salt depot on Saturday 18 November and sign the Snow Warden’s pledge.
The council’s recent 11 plus campaign has proven a major success, with more local children registering for and passing the test compared to the year before.