Leigh on Sea News

89% get first choice primary school for September

The data on primary school allocations has been announced....

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Last chance to register to vote for local elections

Residents of Southend-on-Sea need to make sure they register to vote by midnight tomorrow (Friday 12 April) so they can vote in the local elections this May.

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Fashion evening explores Southend’s counter-cultures and famous Technical College

On Thursday the 25th of April, the Beecroft Art Gallery is hosting an exclusive evening talk exploring fashion photography and counter-cultures with noted fashion photographer, Tessa Hallmann and muse, Mark Dooris. 

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Tourism leaders meet to make 2019 a bumper year for Southend

Record numbers of visitors are coming to Southend’s shores and they are staying here for longer, the town’s tourism leaders have heard.

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‘Good’ Ofsted result remains for Southend YMCA Community School

Southend YMCA Community School is celebrating a ‘good’ Ofsted result following a short inspection.

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Music returns to Priory Park this Easter

Southend’s popular live music series “Music in the Park” returns to Priory Park on Easter Sunday. 

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Rogue development leads to £26k fine

A local property owner who did not follow their approved planning permission has been fined £25,000.

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Two tonnes of counterfeit items destroyed

Over two tonnes of unsafe and counterfeit items seized over criminal investigations led by the council’s trading standards team has this week been disposed of.

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New Southend Sexual Health Service to launch

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council will launch a new sexual health service on Monday 1 April in partnership with Provide and Southend University Hospital.

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Central funding for rough sleeper support services

More than £500,000 has been allocated to Southend-on-Sea to fund services tackling the issue of rough sleeping.

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Skatepark set for summer 2019 opening

A brand new skatepark will open in summer 2019 after the proposed design was approved by the council’s planning team.

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Last chance to have your say on the first stage of the new Local Plan

Residents, businesses and community groups have just under two weeks to have their say on the borough’s future plans.

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Social care in the spotlight

The importance of human relationships was the focus of World Social Work Day at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

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Book your garden waste collection online

Disposing of garden waste is now easier than ever thanks to the council and Veolia updated their online portal. 

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Extra cash for new projects including road repairs

Cabinet members have agreed to spend an additional £730,000 for one-off schemes and projects across Southend-on-Sea.

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Dementia community support team shortlisted for national award

In just under two weeks, a local Dementia Community Support Team will learn if it has won ‘Team of the Year’ in the coveted LGC awards, which recognise the best of local government innovation and service delivery.

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Ambitious budget approved for 2019/20

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has agreed its budget for 2019/20 that will help the borough to deliver its shared ambition for the future.

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Work underway on greening gateway to Southend

New planters, lighting columns and benches are being installed at the town-centre end of London Road as part of a project to improve access and create a more attractive gateway to the town. 

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Have your say on future development of Southend

Residents, businesses and community groups are invited to shape the development of the borough over the next 20 years.

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Grant scheme helps promote sustainable travel

A new grant scheme has been launched to help out those running projects that promote sustainable travel. 

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