Leigh on Sea News

Work begins on four new seafront shelters at City Beach

Work has begun on building four colourful new sun shelters on Southend’s City Beach to give residents and visitors an attractive new area to relax.

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Crematorium helps raise £5000 for Havens Hospices

A unique recycling scheme that recycles the metal from orthopaedic implants following cremations has helped the Council to raise £5000 for Havens Hospices in Southend-on-Sea.

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New sports facility set for town centre

A new wheeled sports facility is set to be developed in central Southend, following a wide ranging public consultation into three possible sites.

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Central funding secured to help tackle rough sleeping

The Council has successfully bid for £425,000 of Government funding to help tackle rough sleeping across the Borough.

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Boost to community safety resources proposed

The Council is set to significantly expand its community safety team, with a proposal to invest £250,000 to recruit 6 new members of staff.

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Plan to reduce air pollution in Southend

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has today (12 June 2018) published its proposals to reduce air pollution in the Borough over the next three years.

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New requirements for shared houses and bedsits

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has joined authorities across Essex to seek local people’s views on updated guidance that would regulate shared houses and bedsits.

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Council release primary school admission results

Nearly nine in ten Southend-on-Sea children will start primary school in September 2018 at their first choice primary school, and almost all at one of their top three preferences.

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Council wins Childcare Works Award

Commitment, dedication and strong partnership working has resulted in Southend-on-Sea Borough Council winning the ‘30 Hours Team award’ at the national Childcare Works Awards 2018, which was announced on Wednesday night

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Work starts on park path repairs

Work will soon start on an eight-week project to stabilise the banks of a lake and repair paths in an award-winning Southend Park.

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Council offers advice after conman targets small business

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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‘No change’ recommended for school catchment areas south of London Road

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).

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Wheeled Sports Consultation (Skate Park)

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.

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Southend leisure centres set to host open weekend

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.

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Proposal to create more local care places for children

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.

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Shoebury Common North is set for £300,000 of improvements

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).

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Southend Borough Council Draft Budget for 2018 Released

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New radio equipment in Southend to help reduce local crime

The Borough’s former CCTV radio system has been replaced with a new, digital system.

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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.

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Secondary school places set to be provided through expansion programme

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.

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