Published Friday 10th May 2013 in Council - news and information releases news
Councillor Brian Kelly was inaugurated as the 93rd Mayor of Southend yesterday - his 79th birthday.
Published Tuesday 21st May 2013 in Council news news
Pop down to Priory Park, Southend, where even more outdoor fun and games will soon be on offer thanks to Southend Youth Council.
Published Tuesday 14th May 2013 in Local attractions news
Southend Boys’ and Girls’ Choir are getting all aboard Southend Pier - for a concert at 3pm on Sunday 2nd June!
Published Thursday 9th May 2013 in Fostering, adopting and looked after children news
A fabulous fun day on Sunday 12th May will launch Foster Care Fortnight in Southend.
Published Tuesday 19th March 2013 in Parks and open spaces news
Essex Wildlife Trust needs volunteers to help protect the Avocet on Two Tree Island.
Published Tuesday 19th March 2013 in Jobs and careers news
More than 1,800 young people attended Southend’s hugely successful Careers Fair and as a result now know much more about their future choices.
Published Friday 15th March 2013 in Personal treatment news
The boss of a Southend massage parlour is now counting the cost of running her premises without a licence.
Published Wednesday 13th March 2013 in Health and social care news
A special task force is calling for a formal consultation on the future of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s two remaining care homes.
Published Wednesday 13th March 2013 in Schools and colleges news
A huge majority of Southend children have this year won places at their first choice of secondary school.
Published Tuesday 12th March 2013 in Roads, highways and pavements news
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council today confirmed that its gritting operations were carried out fully across the town before and during yesterday’s hazardous weather conditions.
Published Tuesday 26th February 2013 in Careers advice news
Young people aged from 15 to 19 are urged to make the most of free job advice sessions from Southend business leaders.
Published Monday 25th February 2013 in Fitness news
Olympic ace Tom Daley helped teach a host of celebrities how to dive at Southend Swimming and Diving Centre, for a hit ITV show.
Published Monday 25th February 2013 in Planning news
Residents, existing businesses and all other interested parties are being urged to give their views on future proposals for the key development area around London Southend Airport.
Published Friday 22nd February 2013 in Environment and planning news
Interest is blossoming for a ground-breaking ‘green’ conference on Thursday 7th March at the new Cultural Centre on Southend Pier.
Published Friday 1st February 2013 in Road markings and signage news
Drivers, riders, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians in Southend are urged to take part in a special survey to help boost the borough’s sustainable transport.
Published Thursday 31st January 2013 in Arts and entertainment news
Three renowned local musicians are combining their talents for a spectacular piano trio concert on Wednesday 13th February.
Published Tuesday 29th January 2013 in Recycling, rubbish and waste news
Now there are even more ways to help you recycle your food waste in Southend!
Published Wednesday 23rd January 2013 in Trading standards news
An unregistered gas fitter has received a suspended prison sentence for illegally carrying out sub-standard gas work at a property in Southend.
Published Monday 21st January 2013 in Sports, clubs and centres news
Girls and women aged from 16 upwards keen to keep fit are invited to join a new daytime Running Sisters course.
Published Wednesday 16th January 2013 in Crime prevention news
Delighted residents of Southend’s Queensway Estate have welcomed the huge boost in the condition of their lifts since CCTV cameras were installed.
Published Tuesday 15th January 2013 in Leisure and culture news
Shake off those winter blues at the first Winter Folk and Ale Festival in Southend Pier Cultural Centre on Friday and Saturday 25th and 26th January.
Published Thursday 3rd January 2013 in Community and living news
Excitement is mounting as those bidding to be the next Southend Youth Mayor and Deputy prepare to fight for the vital votes.
Published Friday 28th December 2012 in Childcare news
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has been rated among the top ten best performing local authorities in the country for the quality of its child care provision.
Published Wednesday 19th December 2012 in Libraries news
A group of toddlers from Southend Central Library’s Story Rhymes group enjoyed a pre-Christmas surprise today (Dec 19) – when they came face to face with SANTA!
Published Tuesday 18th December 2012 in Benefits news
A woman has been caught and punished for claiming benefits as a single Mum, despite secretly marrying her partner.
Published Monday 17th December 2012 in Street care and cleaning news
Spend a penny in Southend and you’ll be making a wise investment – because experts judged the Borough’s loos to be England’s best.
Published Monday 17th December 2012 in Transport policy news
A special new travel initiative for residents, visitors, passengers and cyclists has just been launched at Southend Central Station.
Published Thursday 6th December 2012 in Land and premises news
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has secured further Government funding to help protect vulnerable residents from the effects of winter.
Published Friday 23rd November 2012 in Help for adults news
Two of the twenty-two sheltered housing schemes owned by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and managed by South Essex Homes have been remodelled.
Published Thursday 22nd November 2012 in Parental support news
Young people aged 15-19 are invited to take advantage of the free job advice now being offered by Southend’s business leaders.
Published Friday 16th November 2012 in Councillors, democracy and elections news
Conservative candidate Nicholas Alston has been elected Essex's first ever Police and Crime Commissioner.
Published Tuesday 13th November 2012 in Tourism and travel news
Have a ball with Cinderellla, Santa and reindeer and heaps more in Southend Town Centre this Saturday 17th November at the fun-filled Christmas Spectacular!
Published Wednesday 7th November 2012 in Countryside news
Essex and Suffolk Water has issued the following information and tips to help protect your property from frozen and burst pipes during the cold weather spells.
Published Wednesday 31st October 2012 in Multiple occupancy homes news
A Southend landlord who left a pipe leaking at a Westcliff property, has been fined £1,000 with £750 costs and a £15 victim surcharge
Published Monday 29th October 2012 in Commercial waste and recycling news
Southend residents are now so sorted they recycle half their waste!
Published Friday 26th October 2012 in Community transport services news
Hit the road safely with your mobility scooter – thanks to a handy advice day at Southend Civic Centre.
Published Friday 26th October 2012 in Adult and community education news
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is looking for volunteers to sit on the Southend Schools Independent Appeals Panel for school admissions and exclusions.
Published Monday 22nd October 2012 in Business support and advice news
Thinking of starting your own business?
Published Wednesday 17th October 2012 in Doctors, GPs and hospitals news
Residents who have achieved 50 birthdays or more, are invited to try fun free fitness sessions on Southend’s iconic Pier.
Published Tuesday 9th October 2012 in Advice and benefits news
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Benefits Team beat competitors from across Britain to win a gold award in a national competition.
Published Monday 8th October 2012 in Youth support news
Now’s the time for youngsters to sign up for a chance to dance in a whole range of styles!
Published Friday 5th October 2012 in Cycling news
Want to cycle, but worried about how to do so safety?
Published Wednesday 3rd October 2012 in Consultation and Engagement news
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has launched a consultation to find out what residents in the town want from their Library Service.
Published Tuesday 2nd October 2012 in Infectious diseases news
As the autumn sets in and winter approaches, it’s time for those at greatest risk from flu to protect themselves and their families, and get flu safe with a free flu jab.
Published Wednesday 26th September 2012 in Disabilities news
A new website has just been launched selling items to enable people with mobility or visual difficulties to live more independently.
Published Friday 14th September 2012 in Children and family care news
Southend’s world famous Pier now has a world record breaking railway!
Published Wednesday 12th September 2012 in Exhibitions news
Southend’s World Famous Pier has become a hotbed of creativity!
Published Friday 31st August 2012 in Jobs at the Council news
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and the National Apprenticeship Service have teamed up in a drive to help businesses hire more apprentices.
Published Thursday 30th August 2012 in Grants news
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has just edged closer to winning a nationwide £24m bid for Government funding.
Published Wednesday 15th August 2012 in Pollution news
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is extremely disappointed to have lost two more of its Blue Flags as a result of this summer’s heavy rainfall.
Published Friday 3rd August 2012 in Transport and streets news
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council will temporarily close a number of roads and introduce ‘no stopping’ zones next weekend to allow for the Olympic mountain biking event at Hadleigh Farm.
Published Tuesday 10th July 2012 in Regeneration news
Are you looking for work? If so, a new Job Group based at Southend Central Library might give you just the boost you need.
Published Tuesday 10th July 2012 in Improvements and repairs news
Southend-on-Sea aims to blow the judges away in this year’s annual, up and coming Anglia in Bloom competition.
Published Thursday 5th July 2012 in Housing news
A Southend Dad has clinched a breathtaking prize for his commitment to recycling!
Published Tuesday 3rd July 2012 in Museums and galleries news
Prittlewell Priory museum – Southend’s oldest continuously occupied building – has just won an award for looking to the future.
Published Tuesday 3rd July 2012 in Education and learning news
Our Remarkable People is a Shared Spaces Celebration on Wednesday 11th July from 10:30am till 5:30pm, of the people of Southend-on-Sea and those laid to rest at North Road Burial Ground.
Published Monday 25th June 2012 in Support groups news
The Armed Forces flag is flying at Southend Civic Centre to honour British Armed Forces past, present and future.
Published Monday 25th June 2012 in Road safety news
Hundreds of pupils Heycroft School, Eastwood, and Blenheim School Leigh joined a Giant national Walking Bus to help promote road safety.
Published Thursday 14th June 2012 in Archaeology news
The fabulously-restored Prittlewell Priory will reopen on Saturday 16th June ready to tell new chapters of its spectacular history.
Published Friday 1st June 2012 in Homeless news
Southend’s Homeless Action Resource Project (HARP) has become the first organisation in the borough to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
Published Wednesday 30th May 2012 in Parking news
Nearly three quarters of Southend’s car parks have now won official Park Mark awards.
Published Friday 25th May 2012 in Safety news
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council would like to clarify the situation regarding sea defences in Shoebury following recent misleading media coverage.
Published Wednesday 23rd May 2012 in Training and development news
An extravaganza of sporting fun and activity is on offer in Southend for children and young people this half term.
Published Wednesday 23rd May 2012 in Extra-curricular activities news
Calling all children and young people aged from seven-years-old upwards who play a musical instrument!
Published Wednesday 23rd May 2012 in Pre-schools news
Staff and parents at Hamstel Junior School in Southend are celebrating after receiving a major official boost.
Published Thursday 17th May 2012 in Building control news
Southend Pier's brand new £3m Cultural Centre was successfully craned into position on the pier head today (Thursday 17th May).
Published Tuesday 15th May 2012 in Walking news
Take steps to join in with national Walk to School Week from Monday 21st May to Friday 25th May!
Published Friday 4th May 2012 in Council and democracy news
Local election results which took place 3rd May 2012.
Published Tuesday 1st May 2012 in Services for older people news
RECENT national publicity highlighting the abuse of vulnerable adults has prompted Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to remind residents that help for victims is just a phone call away.
Published Thursday 5th April 2012 in Elected representatives news
Elections for Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are being held on Thursday 3rd May - so don’t miss out on the chance to take part.
Published Monday 26th March 2012 in Public transport news
Catching a Southend bus could soon be even easier, thanks to a major cash boost from the Government’s Better Bus Area Fund.
Published Thursday 8th March 2012 in Health and safety news
A window-cleaning firm was fined £65,000 after one of its workers fell through a skylight at Southend’s Royals Shopping Centre
Published Wednesday 7th March 2012 in Voluntary organisations news
Prepare your pedals for the grand Cam to Coast Charity Bike Ride 2012
Published Wednesday 29th February 2012 in Home care news
Vulnerable residents have been helped to tackle the health risks of winter, thanks to £85,000 of extra Government funding.
Published Tuesday 28th February 2012 in Carers news
A new service called SHIP has been launched to help maintain the independence of Southend residents who need extra support.
Published Thursday 12th January 2012 in Religions, faiths and beliefs news
Those who suffered and died in the Holocaust and more recent genocides are being remembered at a series of events and exhibitions being held throughout Southend.
Published Monday 28th November 2011 in Conservation news
Excited youngsters from Blenheim Primary School are preparing to plant hundreds of small trees, called whips, in Blenheim Park.
Published Wednesday 16th November 2011 in Food news
Dangerously careless food hygiene practices landed a Southend restaurant with £11, 562.50 in fines and court costs – even after the premises had closed.
Published Friday 4th November 2011 in Housing associations and co-ops news
Nine more affordable properties have been made available to residents in Southend thanks to a joint initiative between Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Guinness South.
Published Tuesday 4th October 2011 in Local history and heritage news
New buildings and conservation schemes across the borough have been battling for success in the hotly contested Southend Design Awards.
Published Monday 27th June 2011 in Deaths and funerals news
Southend Crematorium came under the national spotlight during an official visit by members of the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities.
Published Tuesday 22nd March 2011 in Statistics and census information news
Got any Census questions?
Published Monday 14th March 2011 in Southend Learning Disability Partnership Board news
Six professional musicians are set to deliver spectacular singing at a concert on Friday 18th March at the Plaza Centre, Southend.
Published Monday 20th December 2010 in Taxis and hire cars news
Need a lift home after an enjoyable Christmas or New Year’s Eve party with your friends or work colleagues – then DON’T get in an unlicensed cab.
Published Friday 15th October 2010 in Council budgets and spending news
Don’t miss the chance to tell us how you would like us to spend next year’s Southend-on-Sea Borough Council budget.
Published Wednesday 30th June 2010 in Licences and street trading news
A well-established piano duo is performing at the Council Chamber in Southend Civic Centre.
Published Monday 21st June 2010 in Health and medical advice news
A joint venture led by Southend Borough Council in partnership with St Luke’s Healthy Living Centre Community Interest Company (CIC) and NHS South East Essex to develop a new healthy living centre in