First ever virtual Faith and Belief Festival to celebrate cultural diversity of the Borough
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council's Faith and Belief Network, SAVS and Southend Museums are organising the first ever virtual Faith and Belief Festival to celebrate the cultural diversity of the Borough.
Borough prepares for further easing of lockdown restrictions
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council welcomes further easing of lockdown measures from 17 May but urges residents and visitors to remain cautious.
Remaining leisure centres in the Borough set to reopen
The Council’s leisure operator has confirmed plans to reopen the remaining three leisure centres in the Borough and restart indoor group exercise classes at Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre.
Vital safety barrier works completed across Southend-on-Sea
Work to install new pedestrian and road safety barriers across the Borough has been completed, as part of a £440,000 investment from the council’s capital investment programme.
Visitors welcomed back to cultural venues with world class exhibitions
Cultural venues in Southend are set to start reopening their doors to the public following confirmation by the Government that the country will enter step three of the roadmap to recovery.
Restart Grant will help Southend businesses reopen safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted
Businesses across the Borough have been successfully applying to the Council for the Restart Grant scheme in readiness for Step 3 of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown on 17 May.
Foster Care Fortnight: Southend Fostering Service needs local heroes to help transform lives
As part of Foster Care Fortnight (11-23 May), our Fostering Service are searching for much-needed local heroes to become foster carers and help transform lives of children and young people.
Elections 2021 - Vote Safe Southend
Voters will see additional safety measures in place at polling stations tomorrow (Thursday 6 May).
Planned May highways works
Up to eight roads across the borough are planned for repairs and resurfacing throughout May as the council continues with its planned highways works programme.
New grant funding now available for eligible businesses in Southend
Businesses based in Southend which have so far missed out on previous grant streams are now able to apply for grant funding, regardless of whether they pay business rates or not.