Leigh on Sea News - travel

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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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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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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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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Southend Pass available to buy from next week

Southend residents and visitors will be able to buy the Southend Pass from next week, as the council introduces the scheme which could see parking cost as little as 28p a day.

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Southend Pass available to all

The Southend Pass will be offered to residents from outside the Borough as well as local residents following agreement on Thursday 25 February.

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Free parking after 6pm set to stay as part of amendments to parking proposals

The council’s cabinet have today agreed changes to draft parking charge proposals that were announced in January.

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Southend Pass set to be available to all

The Southend Pass is set to be offered to residents from outside the Borough too, as the cabinet member for transport looks at boosting visitor numbers for the summer season.

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Free parking for vaccination centre visitors

Two hours free parking will be in place for people attending the NHS vaccination centre at the Cliffs Pavilion.

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Annual parking pass will be available from April 2021

The Southend Pass is an annual permit that will start from 1 April 2021, designed to help save money for those residents who make frequent trips in and around the Borough.

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Seafront car parks closed – Don’t Visit Southend

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is urging local people to stay at home and visitors to stay away to help protect lives and to protect the NHS following an exponential rise in positive Coronavirus cases.

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