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News published August 2017

  • Priory Park gates back to former glory in centenary year

    Duke Of York walking through Priory Park with applauding on lookers

    Published 21st August 2017

    The gates to Southend’s award-winning Priory Park have been restored to their former glory in the parks centenary year.

  • Annual Southend-on-Sea Pier Barge Match returns

    Sailing Barge next to White Tower

    Published 21st August 2017

    The popular annual Southend-on-sea Pier Barge match will once again returns this Bank Holiday weekend.

  • Help is at hand for young school leavers

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    Published 18th August 2017

    All 16 year old school leavers without an offer to continue studying until they are 18 have been offered a place at Southend Adult Community College (subject to interview).

  • A-Level results above national average once again

    Notepad & Pen

    Published 17th August 2017

    Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is congratulating the Borough’s sixth form students after they received their results today.

  • Free wifi coming to Southend-on-Sea

    Wifi on Wifi symbol background

    Published 16th August 2017

    Free public WiFi is coming to various parts of the Borough this September, with users able to enjoy unlimited free browsing without running up large bills for data usage.

  • Pay to park on your smartphone

    MOBON logo on black background

    Published 15th August 2017

    Rummaging through pockets for change to pay for parking will soon be a thing of the past, as the Council rolls out smartphone payments at its car parks.

  • Views sought over new generation of CCTV

    Silver security camera on wall

    Published 15th August 2017

    Southend residents and businesses are being asked for their views on a proposed upgrade of the Borough’s CCTV network.

  • Herbert protocol launched in Southend-on-Sea

    Essex Police Herbert Protocol

    Published 14th August 2017

    Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is supporting Essex Police implement a national scheme locally, which aims to reduce the time taken to gather vital details when a person with dementia goes missing.

  • Have your say on Leigh school catchment and admissions

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    Published 9th August 2017

    Residents can discuss catchment and admission proposals for nine schools in the Leigh area, with places still available at three local ‘listening and engagement’ sessions.

  • Council and partners respond to Met Office rain alert

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    Published 9th August 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 this warning is valid for the rest of today.

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