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News published January 2017

  • Holocaust Memorial Day Service

    Wooden box of vintage photographs

    Published 17th January 2017

    Southend-on-Sea Borough Council will be paying tribute to all those who lost their lives or loved ones throughout the Holocaust and other more recent genocides during Holocaust Memorial Day.

  • Major investment in Southend Pier set to continue

    Southend Pier

    Published 16th January 2017

    The Council is set to continue its major investment in Southend Pier, with a further £11.5m proposed to be spent on maintenance, repairs and major improvements over the next four years.

  • Council 125th Anniversary cash boost to help kick-start local projects

    Pink Balloons in sunny sky

    Published 16th January 2017

    Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is encouraging local community groups to help mark the 125th anniversary celebrations of the Borough by applying for council funding to kick start cultural projects.

  • Tidal flooding update

    Slppery when when sign in yellow

    Published 13th January 2017

    A flood warning remains in place for the 13:30 high tide.

  • Tenant rent reduction but housing budget faces future deficit

    House in hands

    Published 12th January 2017

    Tenant rents will be reduced by 1% again next year, although the council has warned of the implications of this national policy on the council’s housing revenue account (HRA) and future house-building plans.

  • Mix of savings and investments revealed as part of 2017/18 draft budget

    Pig shaped coin bank

    Published 11th January 2017

    Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has unveiled its draft revenue budget for 2017/18 which shows how the council must bridge a budget gap of nearly £13m.

  • Nearly £60m new investment proposed over the next four years


    Published 11th January 2017

    Expanded secondary schools, a new care campus for the elderly, investment in the Pier, parks and parking improvements top the funding list as the council’s draft capital budget up to 2021 is announced

  • Half Term Bikeability Courses

    Instruction demonstrating bike maintenance

    Published 11th January 2017

    Cycle Southend is offering four courses this half term (13th – 17th February) for cyclists of all ages at Belfairs Academy, Leigh on Sea.

  • The Forum Board Game Club

    Yahtzee Dice on Mirrored Table

    Published 10th January 2017

    Southend Library will be hosting a new fortnightly club for anyone with a passion for playing board games!

  • Health and Wellbeing Fair at Southend Pier

    Health and Well being text on white panel background

    Published 9th January 2017

    Now that Christmas is over and the new Year has arrived, are you one of the many people looking for inspiration or new ways to improve your health?

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