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

Record Breaking Year for Southend Pier

392,025 people visited the pier to the end of October – an increase of nearly 25,000 on the previous highest, which was 364,142 visitors in the entire 2018.

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The Launchpad welcomes Oxford Innovation Space

The Launchpad welcomes Oxford Innovation Space to help ambitious start-ups and small and medium enterprises flourish

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Elves are ready to ‘sleigh’ it for the annual Toy Drive

It’s that time of year again - Southend Council are bringing the ninth annual Toy Drive to Southend-on-Sea this Christmas

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Councillors to discuss future move to Victoria Centre

A future council relocation to the Victoria Centre is to be discussed by the council’s cabinet next week (Tuesday 8th November)

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Guidance for the release of balloons and sky lanterns

Southend-on-Sea City Council has issued new guidance for the release of balloons and sky lanterns.

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Spooktacular Halloween Parade returns to Southend

Spooktacular Halloween Parade returns to Southend this Saturday with world’s first giant spider puppet.

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Reading Well for teens launches in City’s libraries

A new ‘Reading Well’ collection of books and resources for teenagers launched in public libraries across England and Wales

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Serving the City; saving energy, cutting costs

Measures are being put in place by Southend-on-Sea City Council to conserve energy and save on costs this winter.

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Council supporting thousands of vulnerable residents

Thousands of vulnerable people across the city have benefited from £1.4m worth of funding allocated to Southend-on-Sea City Council.

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Illegal cigarettes and tobacco seized from Southend shops

Southend-on-Sea City Council’s Trading Standards Team in collaboration with Essex Police have carried out raids on retail premises in central Southend-on-Sea, seizing large quantities of illegal tobacco products.

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Sustainable Warmth grant can help Southend residents stay warmer, save on fuel bills and lower carbon emissions

Southend-on-Sea City Council is urging households to check their eligibility for a new funding scheme to help them stay warmer in their homes, save money on their fuel bills and lower their carbon emissions.

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Council support new short film about the need for foster carers

In a ground-breaking national collaboration, Southend-on-Sea City Council is one of 56 local authorities across England to have worked together on a new short film about fostering.

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Planned Pavement Improvements in October

Five roads and Five pavements across Southend-on-Sea are planned for repairs and resurfacing starting

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Council announces procurement of new voluntary contract

Southend-on-Sea City Council is to begin the procurement process for a new voluntary contract, which will provide volunteering services and opportunities throughout the city.

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World Mental Health Day event at the Forum

A free drop-in event for World Mental Health Day will be taking place at the Forum library where visitors can speak with organisations that provide mental health support.

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Barbecue ban set to cover City’s beaches to help keep people safe

Barbecues on beaches are set to be banned in Southend-on-Sea following a public consultation which saw over 50% of respondents in favour of a complete ban on seafront and foreshore areas.

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Priory Park voted local favourite in UK’s Favourite Parks awards

Priory Park has been voted as an East of England Local Favourite in the Fields in Trust UK’s Favourite Parks 2022 awards.

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£250 school prize draw for completing transport for the future survey

Young people could earn their school a cash prize by sharing their views about transport in Southend this autumn.

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The ‘Sir David Amess’ Pier train goes back into service

The Sir David Amess pier train has reopened to the public.

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Southend City to gather for a Moment of Reflection

Plans for Southend City to gather for a Moment of Reflection on the eve of Her Late Majesty’s funeral

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