Environment news

  • Council offers foraging advice

    civic centre

    Published on Thursday, 31st August 2017

    Our Environmental Health Officers are reminding residents to practise caution when foraging for food, after a local resident was hospitalised from inadvertently eating a poisonous mushroom.

  • Preparing for Bad Weather

    Bad Weather

    Published on Friday, 2nd June 2017

    A Met Office Yellow Warning of Rain has been issued – which currently brings a Very Low likelihood of Medium Impacts for many parts of the East of England.

  • Landlord gets £2K fly-tipping fine instead of booking £12.50 collection


    Published on Thursday, 23rd February 2017

    A landlord who dumped two mattresses outside one of his rented properties has been fined nearly £2,000, when they could have been collected for just £12.50.

  • Food for thought: How to protect Southend’s pollinators?

    Photo of pollinator-friendly flower bed in Southchurch Park

    Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016

    Avid local gardeners, environmentalists and nature lovers are being urged to help shape a local plan to protect the unsung heroes of the food supply chain: pollinators.