Heavy and prolonged rain can cause surface water issues
With heavy rain yesterday, the council is reminding local people that excessive rainfall and high tides can cause surface water issues across the Borough.
Council’s £190,000 of support covers free school meals for first two weeks of term
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has spent £190,000 to fund free school meal vouchers over the last two weeks.
New rapid COVID-19 testing site to open at Shoebury youth centre
From Tuesday 19 January 2021, a new lateral flow device (LFD) rapid testing site is planned to open in Shoebury youth centre for those who do not have symptoms of COVID-19.
Plans for net zero emissions by 2030 - going green in Southend
An updated action plan to push forward and support the council’s aim of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2030 is set to be discussed by Cabinet (14 January, item 20).
New rapid COVID-19 testing site to open in The Fairway, Leigh-on-Sea
From Monday 11 January 2021, a new lateral flow device (LFD) rapid testing site will be open in The Fairway, Leigh-on-Sea for those who do not have symptoms of COVID-19.
Look out for your household notification letter
Households in Southend-on-Sea will shortly be receiving a letter from the council asking residents to check that the information held on the electoral register is correct.
Meeting future housing needs in Southend-on-Sea
Plans to meet the 2050 ambition for everyone in Southend-on-Sea to have a home that meets their needs have been outlined as part of the council’s proposed 2021/22 budget (Cabinet, 14 January, item 9).
Investment to aid the most vulnerable
An extra £3.6m is set to be spent on children’s and adult social care in 2021/22.
New parking charges proposed as part of draft budget
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s cabinet is to consider changes to parking charges as part of its draft budget for 2021/22 (Cabinet, 14 January, item 9).
£50m investment proposed for pavements and roads over the next five years
A major increase in investment into local pavements and roads is being proposed as part of the council’s capital investment programme for 2021 to 2026 (Cabinet, 14 January, item 9).