Financial impact of COVID-19 highlighted in report
The estimated budget shortfall for 2020/21 facing the council due to COVID-19 has risen from £9.5m to £10.3m.
Covid could halt Forum II plans
Plans to build the second phase of a combined academic and cultural facility in the heart of Southend could be wound down as a result of the Covid19 Pandemic.
Cabinet to consider consultation on amalgamation of Chalkwell Hall schools
The council’s cabinet is to consider starting a formal consultation on the potential amalgamation of Chalkwell Hall Infants School and Chalkwell Hall Junior School.
Discounted parking scheme to be discussed by Cabinet
Southend residents and visitors could soon be able to park in all council-owned carparks and on-street parking bays for just £8.50 a month.
Lundy Close development options set to be discussed by Cabinet
The council’s cabinet are to discuss development proposals to build Council homes on land adjacent to Lundy Close, Eastwood.
Council says, “thank you” and shines the light on Southend’s neighbourly spirit.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council would like to thank the vital community groups, centres and those who have gone out of their way to be good neighbours over the last six months.
Residents continue to move into new council homes
A project to buy private property and turn it into council housing is continuing to deliver, with thirteen homes now occupied by people that were on the council’s homeseeker’s register.
Southend Energy customers to be moved to British Gas after supplier Robin Hood Energy purchased by Centrica
Nottingham City Council has announced that customers of its energy supply company, Robin Hood Energy, are to transfer to British Gas in October, after the company was purchased by Centrica.
Council’s adoption services recognised for continued excellence
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s adoption team has once again been praised for further reducing unnecessary delays and improving the outcomes for children in the borough.
Swift action by curators responds to small flood at museums stores
Swift action by museum curators helped deal with a small flood at the museums collection stores.