Town Centre Management

Southend Town Centre

Our Town Centre is home to two large shopping centres; The Royals and The Victoria. Between these two shopping centres is the High Street.

Southend Business Improvement District

We have worked closely with Southend Town Centre Partnership (STCP) to create a Business Improvement District in Southend to deliver a range of benefits to the town centre and seafront such as:

  • popular cultural events, such as Christmas lights switch-on and Italian Festival
  • improved marketing, advertising and promotion to attract new visitors
  • helping Southend win the prestigious Purple Flag award for its excellence in evening economy management

For more information on the Southend BID Ltd please go to the Southend BID website.

Town Centre Events

Southend Town Centre can hold a variety of events. You can hire sites daily or weekly for promotional exhibitions, charitable and community events. Site Areas:

  • Victoria Circus
  • Victoria Gateway
  • Royal Square
  • City Beach
  • Fronting - Lloyds TSB *charity area only
  • Other

For more information please visit our webpage hosting an event for more information or contact us.

Town Centre Markets

Farmers Market

If you would like to register for having a stall at the farmers market please contact Essex Farmers Markets on 01245 348335 or email You can also visit their website and fill out the Online Registration Form.

General Weekly Market

If you want to hire a pitch at the market, you should complete the downloadable application form or contact the Town Centre Management team for more details.

Pitches are available in 3 metre x 3 metre at a cost of £30 each (includes power).

You should read the Rules & Regulations for the market before applying.

Other Markets

A small number of Christmas concessions are invited to trade on our High Street during the Christmas period. If you would like to apply to have a Christmas stall in the High Street please download our Christmas Concessions application form here.

For all other market enquiries - including visiting speciality markets - please contact Southend Town Centre Management.

Note: You cannot have a fixed pitch for food in the town centre unless it is attached to an Event or Market.

For more information about these markets please see the Markets in Southend page.

Town Centre Security

CCTV (Closed Circuit Television System)

We have 230 cameras which cover most of the Town Centre. Please see our map for camera locations.

Images are recorded digitally and held for no more than 31 days in accordance with the Data Protection Act (unless needed as evidence). Data is only released for authorised use e.g. in Court by the Crown Prosecution Service via the Police.

Under the terms of CCTV Data Protection Legislation, you can access CCTV footage which has recognisable images of yourself.

Town Link Radio

The Town Link Radio system is used by the businesses in the Town Centre to help develop a safer trading environment. More than 100 Town Centre and Seafront businesses share important information through the use of this radio system in order to try to detect and prevent crime.

The system links directly into the CCTV control room as well as the Town Beat section of the Police, including the new Community Police Support Officers.

For further details please contact Eemits Communications Ltd on 01642 566661.

Page last updated: 15/09/2016