Leigh on Sea News - travel

£68m funding bid for better bus services across Southend

Residents could help shape a £68million funding bid by giving their opinion on a draft ‘Bus Service Improvement Plan’ for Southend-on-Sea.

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Free parking across the Borough returns this festive season

Free parking across the Borough returns this festive season

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Planned highways improvement works announced for November

Two roads and four pavements across the Borough are planned for repairs and resurfacing throughout November as the council continues its £10m highways investment programme for 2021/22.

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Have your say on 10-year parking strategy for the Borough

Residents and businesses are being urged to take part in a public consultation on the Borough’s first parking strategy, which will shape the council’s approach to parking management in Southend-on-Sea for the next 10 years.

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All aboard for consultation on bus services in the Borough

The council is seeking views on local bus services in Southend with the aim of working with bus companies to improve the service over the coming years.

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Planned highways improvement works announced for October

Nine roads and three pavements across the Borough are planned for repairs and resurfacing throughout October as the council continues its £10m highways investment programme for 2021/22.

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Road closure order to provide emergency safety measures if needed

A road closure order - giving the council authority to close a section of Southend-on-Sea seafront to vehicles as a last resort to deal with any major safety concerns - is to be put in place from Friday 1 October.

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Major improvement works finished at key junction

The main highway works for the junction improvement project at The Bell junction, which will increase traffic flow and improve air quality in the area, have been completed.

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Walking the Southend Coastline

C2C writes on coastal walks in and around Leigh and Southend.

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Council and partners to review trial seafront road closure

The council and its partners are to review feedback from the trial road closure on part of Southend seafront this weekend.

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Further £5m investment confirmed for Southend’s roads and pavements

A further £5m is being invested into the Borough’s roads and pavements this year, taking the total to £10m in 2021/22.

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More electric vehicle charging points if new policy is agreed

New housing developments could have to provide electric vehicle charging points if new planning powers are introduced in the future.

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London Southend Airport to restart passenger flights as travel restrictions ease

London Southend Airport today opens its doors to passengers following several false starts due to lockdown.

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Planned June highways works

Up to four roads across the borough are planned for repairs and resurfacing throughout June as the council continues with its planned highways works programme.

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Gold Standard onsite private PCR testing at London Southend Airport

London Southend Airport has collaborated with Prenetics to offer onsite private COVID-19 tests.

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Find and Fix programme returns to repair our roads

The council’s highways maintenance contractor will once again be blitzing the Borough’s roads to ‘find and fix’ potholes and road defects.

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Vital safety barrier works completed across Southend-on-Sea

Work to install new pedestrian and road safety barriers across the Borough has been completed, as part of a £440,000 investment from the council’s capital investment programme.

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Planned May highways works

Up to eight roads across the borough are planned for repairs and resurfacing throughout May as the council continues with its planned winter highways works programme.

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UK Power Network to carry out work at Leigh Marina

UK Power Network (UKPN) will be carrying out essential work on a new service connection for Leigh Marina from Tuesday 13 April to Friday 30 April.

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Timetable for the Opentop Bus now available

Ensignbus have released their timetable for the Opentop Bus which is running this Easter and during the following months.

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