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Photo of Southend seafrontUpcoming Southend Central Area Action Plan (SCAAP) Hearings and Examination.

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POPPIES: WAVE Opens at Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea

The iconic poppy sculpture Wave will open tomorrow, 12 April 2017, at Barge Pier, Gunners Park, Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea as part of 14-18 NOW’s UK-wide tour of the iconic poppies.

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

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

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

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.

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14-18 NOW Poppies: Wave Sculpture

Barge Pier, Shoeburyness, SS3 9HG


The 14-18 NOW Poppies: Wave sculpture by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper will be exhibited at Barge Pier, Shoeburyness from 12th April to 25th June 2017 as part of its UK tour.

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