Devolution deal in development for Greater Essex
More funding and more local decision making to strengthen the local economy could come to Southend-on-Sea and Greater Essex.
Leader's blog - 15 September 2023
Council leader Cllr Tony Cox outlines the financial challenges facing the council.
Have your say on High Street pop up parks
Southend-on-Sea City Council is to launch a public consultation for a range of proposed High Street pop up parks.
Council highlights serious budget challenges amid unprecedented financial pressures
Cabinet will discuss a budget report which highlights the financial position the council is currently in with actions for how to address the position for 2023/24 and for 2024/25 onwards.
Southend proudly hosts stage six start of men’s Tour of Britain road race
The City of Southend-on-Sea proudly hosted the start of stage six of the Tour of Britain professional men’s race earlier today.
Leader's blog - 8 September 2023
Council leader Cllr Tony Cox reassures residents about crumbling concrete and hails the arrival of the Cycling Tour of Britain.
Special school to reopen after RAAC closure
A special school in Southend-on-Sea, which has been closed by the Department for Education because of safety concerns over RAAC can finally reopen to students.
Neighbouring school helps Kingsdown after temporary closure
Community spirit is strong in Southend as a neighbouring primary school is offering unused classrooms to students at a special school that has been closed due to concerns over crumbling concrete.
Southend City Jam 2023 a huge success
The highly anticipated Southend City Jam has once again concluded a remarkable showcase of urban artistry, leaving thousands of attendees in awe of the stunning street art creations.
Two men with the same surname convicted of Blue Badge fraud following council investigations
Two men with the same surname have been successfully prosecuted for illegally using their wife’s Blue Badge.