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News published November 2017

  • Awards for extra healthy schools!

    Photo of representatives from each of the winning schools with their awards, with The Worshipful The Mayor, Cllr Fay Evans.

    Published 20th November 2017

    A special ceremony was held on Friday 10th November that celebrated Southend-on-Sea schools that have made major strides in boosting the health and wellbeing of pupils.

  • Work Skills project gives A Better Start for new record store owner

    Amir girnary james townsend gillian austen nwes tutor and area manager

    Published 17th November 2017

    A Better Start Southend’s Work Skills project, delivered by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, teamed up with NWES for a business course that made a real difference to shop owner James Townsend.

  • 20 extra places to sleep for local homeless people this winter

    image for communities, neighbourhoods and the environment

    Published 16th November 2017

    Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has teamed up with local homeless charity HARP and local churches to provide somewhere for homeless people to sleep through the winter months.

  • Bathing waters sustain quality ratings

    Beach hut on Thorpe Bay Beach

    Published 16th November 2017

    Southend-on-Sea’s bathing waters have once again received a positive boost as the water quality at seven of our eight beaches has been rated as “Excellent” or “Good”.

  • Can you identify Unusual Suspects in your bin?

    Sam russel of veolia and miranda valenzuela

    Published 15th November 2017

    Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s waste contractor, Veolia, is kicking off a major campaign to educate residents about ‘unusual’ items that can be recycled in a bid to boost Borough’s recycling rates.

  • Skills and labour consultation ‘Ambition Southend’ a strategy for the future

    Selection of small tools

    Published 13th November 2017

    Southend-on-Sea residents are being called on to give their views to help shape a strategy being developed to improve the skills and local economy.

  • Borough continues to excel in DofE Award

    Duke Of Edinburgh Awards logo

    Published 13th November 2017

    Southend-on-Sea children and young adults are on course to complete more Duke of Edinburgh’s Award than any previous year.

  • Open Access gives insight into Council services

    civic centre

    Published 9th November 2017

    Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and its partners will be hosting the fourth annual Open Access event at the Victoria Shopping Centre between 10am and 2pm on Tuesday 14 November.

  • Sojourns - Way Markers Home & Away

    Night View of The Forum

    Published 9th November 2017

    Discover a varied photography exhibition of special views with personal memories of the exhibitors travels from home and away.

  • Help us finger statue vandal

    Arm of Queen Victoria Stature showing missing digit

    Published 9th November 2017

    Parks and culture staff at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are appealing for information to track down a vandal who damaged a cherished statue.

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