News archive

News published September 2018

  • Bell Ringers wanted for Centenary Commemoration

    Battles Over logo

    Published 19th September 2018

    Bell ringers are needed across the country to take part in a unique event to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1.

  • Summit called to put High Street back on track

    Southend High st with lots of people

    Published 19th September 2018

    A summit is to take place to agree a common approach towards making the High Street more attractive while tackling crime, antisocial behaviour and rough sleeping.

  • Prepared, planned and parked: 11 plus day

    4 Student on the beach

    Published 14th September 2018

    With an expected influx of pupils ready to sit this year’s 11 Plus exam, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is supporting residents and schools to minimise disruption to those living locally.

  • Landlord faces £90k bill and has property shut down

    Basement Kitchen full of items

    Published 11th September 2018

    The landlord of a notorious house of multiple occupation (HMO) in Southend, who subjected his tenants to insanitary and unsafe living conditions, will no longer be able to rent out his property.

  • Let’s talk rubbish - Veolia seeks residents’ views on their service

    Veolia crew with vehicles

    Published 10th September 2018

    Veolia - Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s recycling, waste and street cleansing contractor – is asking local residents to rate their performance and share their ideas for improving their service.

  • Partnership briefing for local businesses


    Published 7th September 2018

    Local businesses are invited to come and network, share best practice and meet business professionals at the upcoming Southend Business Partnership Briefing.

  • It’s not all swings and roundabouts – have your say

    Colourful Playground Cargo Net

    Published 7th September 2018

    Shoebury Common North is currently being re-landscaped and the proposals include a children’s play area, and now the council want to hear residents’ views on what play activities should be included.

  • Fun Palace at Westcliff Library – Makers wanted

    Text Fun Palaces in different fonts

    Published 6th September 2018

    Following on from the success of last years “Fun Palace” at the Forum, Southend Libraries are once again pleased to be hosting the event on Saturday 6 October at Westcliff Library between 10am and 3pm

  • Further central funding secured to tackle rough sleeping

    Homeless Picture

    Published 5th September 2018

    We have successfully bid for £513,000 of Government funding to tackle rough sleeping in Southend, just four months after successfully bidding for £425,000 funding for the same issue.

  • Raised, restored and relocated: Shipwrecked cannon takes centre stage

    Front of  Southend Central Museum

    Published 4th September 2018

    A two-tonne cannon, from the shipwreck of the London, which exploded in 1665 at the Nore, just past where the Pier now stands, has been raised, restored and relocated to Southend Central Museum.