The Council and SAVS are recruiting diverse ‘community champions’ to distribute £1.5m funding
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and the Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS) are working together to recruit local community champions to help distribute £1.5m of funding for local communities and help deliver the ambitions of Southend 2050.
Return to school and testing
Southend’s Director of Public Health is encouraging parents and carers to get their children tested to support the safe return of all school pupils from Monday 8 March 2021.
Town Centre improvements taking shape
Plans to improve the town-centre end of London Road and Victoria Circus have taken another step forward as the majority of the London Road work has now been completed as part of the project to improve the town centre.
Befriending scheme launched for former homeless people
A new befriending scheme designed to help former rough sleepers successfully adapt to life in their new homes has been launched by Southend Churches Community Support and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.
Emergency fund available to support vulnerable residents
We are encouraging local charities and groups to apply to the Southend Emergency Fund (SEF) – which is aiding local charities and organisations who support extremely vulnerable people in Southend.
Story Telling adventure for World Book Day
Southend-on-Sea Libraries have joined forces with master storyteller John Kirk bringing Southend families a storytelling scavenger hunt, in celebration of World Book Day 2021.
Official annual rough sleeper count announced
The number of people sleeping on the streets of Southend-on-Sea is down to single figures according to statistics from the annual rough sleeper count.
Southend Pass available to all
The Southend Pass will be offered to those outside the Borough as well as residents following agreement at Full Council last night (Thursday 25 February).
A budget to help us ‘recover and thrive’ is approved
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has agreed a budget for 2021/2022 that will help the Borough deliver its shared ambition for the future, protect frontline services and ensure investments into major projects that will ‘help the Borough recover from the pandemic and thrive into the future’.
Big thanks to the council’s parks and waste and street cleansing teams
Our cabinet member for environment & planning has given her appreciation and thanks to hardworking frontline staff for their continued dedication in providing key services throughout the pandemic.