Leigh on Sea News

Southend services for children with special needs and disabilities inspected

A report into the quality of the services supplied to children in Southend with special educational needs and disabilities has been published.

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Punks, mods and rockers all celebrate Southend’s subcultures under one roof

A new exhibition exploring Southend’s subcultures is opening at the Beecroft Art Gallery this December. From the Southend punk scene to mods, rockers and beyond, the exhibition will explore subcultures both past and present.

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#MerryMuletide campaign shows grim reality of party drugs market

Just a bit of festive fun? Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has once again teamed up with Essex Police, to produce a campaign to help disrupt local drugs and county lines activity.

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Government cash boost to fix most serious potholes and High Street paving

The most serious potholes in Southend-on-Sea are to be repaired thanks to a Government cash boost.

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Views sought on new coastal management scheme for Shoeburyness

The Shoeburyness community is being invited to have its say on a proposed scheme to protect the area from tidal flooding and coastal erosion.

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Successful £1m bid for south Essex construction industry

Local authorities across south Essex are working together to support the training of over 1600 local people for jobs in the construction industry by 2020.

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Southend’s youth make their mark

The Member of UK Youth Parliament (MYP) for Southend and Southend Youth Council led this year’s Make Your Mark ballot; the UK Youth Parliament’s largest annual consultation of Young People.

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Free festive parking for Southend

Free festive parking will return to Southend town centre this December.

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Winter flu vaccinations available

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is reminding residents of the importance of the seasonal flu vaccination and that eligible residents can get a FREE flu jab through the NHS.

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There’s no business like snow business

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is offering free gritting equipment to people who attend the council’s salt depot on Saturday 17 November and sign the Snow Warden’s pledge.

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Partnership action day to improve Southend town centre

Residents and businesses are being given the opportunity to feedback to those who run projects and services designed to improve Southend town centre.

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Crematorium helps raise £5000 for Sands Charity

Following on from Baby Loss Awareness Week (Oct 9 – 15), the Council’s Bereavement Services has made a £5,000 donation to Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity.

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New community safety team has impact

A new team of community safety officers has had an immediate and positive impact in the central Southend area.

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Children’s visions of the future in Southend 2050 exhibition

An exhibition of posters, postcards and letters, designed by local school children in the Southend 2050 competition opened at the Focal Point Gallery last night (Tuesday 6 November)

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Life in plastic, not fantastic

New bins have been installed along a popular pedestrian and cycle route to help prevent plastic pollution.

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Plan to lower Southend’s emissions

Southend councillors are to consider adopting a borough-wide “low-emissions strategy” as part of its work to improve the town’s air quality. 

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Completion of Belton Hills step replacement

A major engineering project to replace the steps, paths and lighting in Belton Hills Nature Reserve has been completed and the steps have now been officially re-opened.

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Council devise strategy for housing and homelessness

A new strategy aimed at improving housing and preventing homelessness in the borough will be discussed by councillors next week 

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Council to make case for big infrastructure boost to local area

The news forms part of a draft five year plan (2019-2023) being discussed by the council’s cabinet next week (6th November).

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Future ambition for Southend-on-Sea to be discussed

An exciting resident and stakeholder led ambition for the future of the Borough will be presented at next week’s cabinet (6th November).

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