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Press Office

For current News and Events see our News Centre.

What We Do

We offer local, regional and national media professionals quick and easy access to Council news and information.

Our Information and Communications staff provide a dedicated proactive and reactive media service and will respond to media enquiries efficiently, distribute press releases regularly and organise news conferences, news briefings, interviews and photo call opportunities.

The Information and Communications service should be the first point of contact for all media enquiries. We will be pleased to assist you and will work as hard as possible to fit around your deadlines.

Contact Us

Our office is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

During normal working hours (9am to 5.15pm) media professionals should contact us by telephoning 01702 215939 or 01702 534322.

If you need to contact us out-of-hours you can do so by telephoning 07818 580319 .

If the matter you wish to discuss is non-urgent you can contact us via e-mail at and we will respond as soon as we are able.

Freedom of Information Act requests should be sent to

Filming in Southend-on-Sea

To find out about opportunities for filming in Southend, how to apply for permission and any charges involved please see our filming in Southend-on-Sea page or contact the Economic Development Team on 01702 212844 or email:

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For a full list of our social media opportunities click here.

Page last updated: 21/11/2016