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Make sure you are voter ready

Residents who want to have their say at the local and Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner elections on 2 May elections must ensure they are registered to vote by midnight on Tuesday 16 April.

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Southend to host national anti-violence monument after successful council bid

Southend-on-Sea has been selected by the British Ironworks to host The Knife Angel during July to symbolise the devastating impact of violent crime.

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Have your say on playground improvements in Southend's parks

The council is planning the refurbishment of playgrounds in Priory Park, Southchurch Park, Chalkwell Park, Bournes Green Park, Belfairs Park Leigh-on-sea, Oakwood Park, and Friars Park

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Grassroots Westcliff looking for volunteers to join

From just 12 people they now have over 240 members and have already delivered several successful community projects to improve their local area

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Southend pier’s glass entrance gets makeover for upcoming Window Wanderland

With Southend’s inaugural Window Wanderland festival just a fortnight away (22-24 March), residents and businesses across the city are getting creative including our beloved Southend Pier.

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97% of pupils get one of top three choices of secondary school for September

97% of year six children in Southend-on-Sea will be starting secondary school at one of their top three choices of school this September.

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Trial safety scheme for eastbound lanes at Kent Elms

An experimental safety scheme to introduce a left turn only for motorists on the eastbound A127 at Kent Elms is planned with works due to start on Monday 26 February 2024.

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Council inspecting potholes within 24-hours and carrying out longer-term repairs

Southend-on-Sea City Council is continuing to take the subject of potholes seriously, with reports being investigated within 24 hours - making it one of the most responsive councils in the UK.

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Southend to introduce Transport Safety Officers for safer train services

Southend-on-Sea City Council is excited to announce the introduction of Transport Safety Officers (TSOs) to enhance safety on the city's train services.

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Changes to Council's draft budget for 2024/25 published

The main change proposes a £100,000 investment to provide a new type of dementia carer support. This funding would enable the development of dementia support groups across the four localities to enable carer support, information and advice and enable peer support

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Calling all budding young entrepreneurs

A new series of networking events to help young local entrepreneurs aged 18 to 30 is being launched by the council’s economic development team.

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February Slipper Swap project aims to reduce trips and falls

This follows a successful campaign in November 2023 which saw over 300 residents attend events at libraries across the city to swap their old slippers for a free brand-new pair. In total, 342 pairs of slippers were swapped.

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Have your say on exciting new plans for City Beach

City Beach could be set for new greenery and public areas as part of an exciting project to improve water management and climate resilience in the city.

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Applications for UKSPF funding reach a new high

A record number of local organisations have applied for the final year of funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), which the council manages on behalf of government.

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Southend City Council announces inaugural Window Wanderland festival

Southend-on-Sea City Council is thrilled to unveil plans for its inaugural Window Wanderland festival, set to illuminate windows across the city in March.

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Monthly Fraud Update from Southend City Council

While a lot of fraud is now happening online as it is easier, cheaper, you can reach a lot of people quickly, and there is less chance of getting caught, please remember that fraud can happen in person, right on your doorstep

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Revised waste collection dates for Christmas and New Year in Leigh-on-sea

Over the Christmas holiday period, collection dates will temporarily change. Remember to place your recycling and waste out on the morning of your collection and by 7am.

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Fraud Update From Southend City Council and Essex Police

Online Shopping Frauds, Impersonation Fraud, Bank Refunds and Catalytic Converter Thefts please remember that fraud can happen in person, right on your doorstep.

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Wellbeing project scoops innovation award

Southend-on-Sea City Council in partnership with Metal Arts Charities NetPark Wellbeing project has been recognised at this year’s Mental Health Awards winning the Most Innovative Mental Health Intervention award.

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Unlock opportunities: still time to apply for government funding

Businesses, charities, and community organisations in Southend-on-Sea are invited to seize an incredible opportunity! The application window for the second round of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) is officially open.

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