Council widens eligibility criteria for business discretionary grant payments
A further group of businesses can now apply for £2,500 of funding aimed at helping those whose finances have been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Over 100 staff on duty as hot weather continues
As the hot weather continues, the Council and its partners are urging visitors to Visit Southend safely and bin their litter or take it home with them.
Southend-on-Sea concessionary bus pass returns to normal hours of use
The hours of use for concessionary bus passes in Southend-on-Sea will return to normal on Tuesday 1 September 2020.
£4m to power Better Queensway with greener heating and electric vehicle charging
Southend is to receive over £4m from central Government to power the Better Queensway project with a modern, efficient electric heating system and roll out electric vehicle charging points across the town centre.
Operation Heatwave: Plans in place for hot weather
With Southend-on-Sea sizzling today and into the weekend, the Council and its partners are ready for an influx of visitors, and reminding people to Visit Southend safely.
New Pier trains will be heritage green and cream
Southend-on-Sea’s new and environmentally friendly pier trains will be designed in heritage green and cream with a modern nose.
Is it safe to play? Safeguarding your children over the summer holidays
With the school summer holidays now here, the council’s sport and leisure team, in partnership with the NWG Exploitation Response Unit, is offering advice to parents and carers before they let their children attend any sports or physical activity clubs and sessions.
International awards for Southend beaches
A record five Southend beaches will be proudly flying prestigious Blue Flags this weekend.
Community gardens providing mental health boost
Green-fingered residents keeping themselves busy at a community garden in Southend are seeing a vast improvement in their mental wellbeing.
Visitors welcomed back aboard iconic pier trains
Southend’s iconic pier trains will once again welcome visitors aboard as they reopen with a number of social distancing and cleaning measures in place to keep visitors safe and well.