Leigh on Sea News - southend-borough-council-press-release

Local team being trained to aid test and trace effort

Council staff are being trained to help the test and trace effort and attempt to make contact with those not reached by the national system.

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Bell junction footbridge to be removed this week

A closure to part of the A127 will be in place this weekend to allow the removal of the footbridge at The Bell junction as part of wider improvement works.

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New chapter for Southend libraries as doors reopen to the public

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is pleased to announce residents will be able to browse their local libraries once again as libraries across Southend are set to reopen to the public.

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Short Street Coronavirus testing site

The leader of the council has issued the following statement in relation to the Coronavirus walk-through testing site at Short Street, Southend-on-Sea.

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Discounted parking scheme to be discussed by Cabinet

Southend residents and visitors could soon be able to park in all council-owned carparks and on-street parking bays for just £8.50 a month.

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Covid could halt Forum II plans

Plans to build the second phase of a combined academic and cultural facility in the heart of Southend could be wound down as a result of the Covid19 Pandemic.

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Cabinet to consider consultation on amalgamation of Chalkwell Hall schools

The council’s cabinet is to consider starting a formal consultation on the potential amalgamation of Chalkwell Hall Infants School and Chalkwell Hall Junior School.

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September start for A127 junction upgrade

Work to ease traffic flow and improve air quality at a busy junction on the A127 will start on 1 September.

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Additional Southend secondary school preference following changes to 11+ exam

Parents and pupils will have an additional secondary school preference to select this year. This follows changes made to the 11+ exam in the wake of recent Government guidance and Coronavirus.

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Southend-on-Sea pupils receive GCSE results

Pupils across Southend-on-Sea received their GCSE results yesterday (Thursday 20 August).

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“I can’t wait to see my friends” – campaign reassures parents about going back to school

A campaign to reassure parents about children going back to school in September has been launched by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

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Leisure centre to reopen and provide welcome wellbeing boost

Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre is set to welcome visitors back through its doors with the council agreeing to support Fusion Lifestyle until the end of the financial year.

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Southend-on-Tree – Have your say on tree management across the Borough

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is eager to hear from residents and interested groups about proposals for tree cover and management across the Borough for the next 10 years.

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Young people to take to the skies in exciting new project

Young people in south Essex are set to take to the skies in a glider as part of an exciting summer activity aimed at increasing engagement in the aviation and aerospace industries.

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Get tested at new Coronavirus testing site in Southend-on-Sea

A walk-through coronavirus testing facility has been opened by the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) at Short Street Car Park in Southend-on-Sea.

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First phase of works completed at Belton Way East

A popular route used daily by hundreds of people travelling to and from Leigh-on-Sea Station has had its footpath resurfaced as part of wider slope and stability works to improve the route for residents, commuters and visitors.

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Councillors thank staff and contractors for continued efforts over heatwave weekend

Cabinet councillors have thanked council staff and contractors who worked hard this weekend to help keep people safe and the Borough clean and tidy.

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Exam results: what is happening in Southend-on-Sea?

Over the next few weeks students across Southend-on-Sea will receive their GCSE and A-Level results despite not sitting their exams because of Coronavirus...

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Over 100 staff on duty as hot weather continues

As the hot weather continues, the Council and its partners are urging visitors to Visit Southend safely and bin their litter or take it home with them.

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Southend-on-Sea concessionary bus pass returns to normal hours of use

The hours of use for concessionary bus passes in Southend-on-Sea will return to normal on Tuesday 1st September 2020.

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