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News published May 2017

  • 15,000 illegal cigarettes and 5kg rolling tobacco seized in Southend raid

    Boxes of illegal tobacco

    Published 25th May 2017

    A total of 15,000 illegal cigarettes and 5kg of illegal tobacco have been seized in Southend as part of a joint operation between Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Trading Standards and Essex Police.

  • Council and partners plan for a busy Bank Holiday weekend

    Sunglasses on bench

    Published 25th May 2017

    Preparations are being put in place to help visitors enjoy a safe visit to Southend’s popular seafront over what is expected to be a busy Bank Holiday weekend.

  • Micro:bit Lending in Libraries Project

    Andy Melder from Southend Tech handing over Micro:bits to Southend Libraries at the Forum to Joe Passingham, Library Manager and Jo Robertson, Assistant Library Manager

    Published 25th May 2017

    Southend Libraries have been given 60 micro:bits by the to take part in a pilot to loan them through libraries. They will be free to borrow, by both children and adults.

  • 6th South Essex Boys’ Brigade Band at Poppies: Wave

    Close up of Ceramic Poppies

    Published 24th May 2017

    On Friday May 26th, the 6th South Essex Boys’ Brigade band will be performing a short selection of military marches and hymns at Poppies: Wave, Barge Pier, Gunners Park, Shoeburyness.

  • Free fun outdoor fitness for families and young people all summer

    Figures actively playing sports in a Park

    Published 23rd May 2017

    Southend young people and families can look forward to a summer of free weekly outdoor activities again, thanks to Coca-Cola Great Britain’s national ParkLives programme.

  • Blue Flag beach success

    Blue Flag Logo

    Published 23rd May 2017

    Three of Southend-on-Sea’s beaches have retained their prestigious Blue Flag, with all seven awarded the ‘Seaside Award’, Keep Britain Tidy have announced today.

  • Over 40,000 visit Shoeburyness Poppies sculpture

    Close up of Ceramic Poppies

    Published 17th May 2017

    Over 40,000 people have visited the Poppies: Wave sculpture in Shoeburyness in its first four weeks, beating official estimates and supporting the local visitor economy.

  • Maximum Overdrive at Focal Point Gallery

    Pixelated words Maximum Overdrive in varying colors

    Published 16th May 2017

    Focal Point Gallery is pleased to present ‘Maximum Overdrive’, an ambitious project that seeks to connect the gallery space to its immediate social context at Elmer Square.

  • Tune in to Tuneful Tuesday

    Tuneful Tuesday logo

    Published 15th May 2017

    On Tuesday 30th May, during the school half term holiday, children and young people are invited to take part in Tuneful Tuesday at St Mary’s C of E Primary School, Boston Avenue, Southend-on-Sea.

  • Statement on Cliff Campers Legal Action


    Published 15th May 2017

    The council has released a statement regarding the cliff campers and associated legal action.

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