Leigh on Sea News

Council praises impressive set of GCSE results

An impressive set of GCSE results from GCSE students and schools across the Borough is being praised by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

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Leave our beaches tidy this bank holiday

With fair weather forecast for Southend this bank holiday weekend, the council and its partners are gearing up for a busy weekend & urging visitors to keep our beaches free of litter.

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Southend’s highways boss to address Kent Elms safety fears

Southend’s cabinet member for highways has sought to address concerns from fellow councillors about the safety of the Kent Elms junctions and will publish a safety audit to present at a special briefing in the autumn.

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Planned winter highways works

Up to 22 roads across the borough are planned for repairs and resurfacing throughout a three month winter period as the council continues with its planned highways works programme.

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Event helps young people learn more about apprenticeships

Young people are able to find out more about apprenticeships at a special event being held by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

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Council congratulates students for excellent A-level results

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is congratulating the Borough’s students for their excellent A-level results. 

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Consultation begins to improve gateway to High Street

Local residents and businesses are being asked to share their ideas about how to improve the town-centre end of London Road and the area outside Southend’s Odeon cinema.

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Large crowds attend grand opening of ‘The Skatey McSkateface’

The Skatey McSkateface was officially opened at the weekend, with large crowds on site to watch professional and local skaters, BMXers and scooterists run some sets on Southend’s new skatepark.

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New footbridge at Kent Elms open

The opening of footbridge is the final part of the Kent Elms junction upgrade, which improves traffic flow and better connects communities north and south of the A127. The footbridge provides pedestrians an alternative to using the surface crossing.

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Funding secured for new nursery

Government funding has been secured for a brand new school-based nursery to be built in Southend-on-Sea.

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Consultation begins for proposed alcohol licensing policy

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is asking residents and businesses to have their say on the proposed updated Alcohol Licensing Policy.

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Beach litter cube installed on Southend seafront

A large cube filled with litter has been installed on City Beach to highlight the danger litter poses to the wider environment and marine wildlife in particular.

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Event about shared ownership housing scheme

A free event for people interested in learning more about the advantages of shared ownership for housing at Hammond Court is being held for residents of Southend-on-Sea. 

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Replacement pier trains on track

Plans to replace the ageing train system on the wold’s longest pleasure pier are continuing to progress, as the tender process is in full swing.

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One-hour parking to return to Southend town centre

One-hour parking is set to return to Southend town centre car parks, Southend-on-Sea’s leading councillor responsible for transport has announced. 

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Project to increase commercial plastic recycling launches in Southend

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is pleased to announce the successful launch of a new commercial plastic recycling project. 

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Look out for your letter and respond to Household Canvass

As part of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s annual voter registration canvass households will soon be receiving a form. It will ask them to check whether information on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct. 

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Council removes benches to tackle anti-social behaviour

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council will be temporarily removing benches from a street in Thorpe Bay following escalating anti-social behaviour.

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Resident faces £1,550 bill for failing to comply with ‘Untidy Site Notice’

A local resident faces a £1,550 bill following a legal dispute with the council regarding a fire-damaged property in Chalkwell.

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Volunteering project celebrates 10th birthday

A leading UK volunteering charity will be celebrating 10 years of supporting local families in Southend at an event in Southend.

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