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Mayor to raise rainbow flag to mark return of Southend Pride

Southend’s mayor will hoist the rainbow flag at Southend Civic Centre this Friday to mark the return of Southend Pride this weekend after a 15-year absence.

Man stabbed to death in Little Garth, Pitsea

Police were called to Little Garth, off Pitsea Road, after reports of an injured man. Police attended shortly before 8.45pm on Saturday July 7th.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics the 21 year-old man passed away at Basildon Hospital a short while later.

Council seeking residents views on The Bell junction works

Residents and businesses are invited to have their say on the plans to upgrade The Bell junction on the A127.

The council has drawn up three options for new highway layouts and is asking local people to speak to the project team and give their feedback on each option.

Award winning Active Women programme continues to keep Southend Women active

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Active Life for a Healthier You are celebrating as participation numbers in the Active Women programme have exceeded all expectations and sky-rocketed to 10,599 in just four years.

Southend Armed Forces Day

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council will once again be supporting local Armed Forces Day celebrations this weekend (Saturday 30 June), plus marking 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Council seeks residents’ views on Sex Entertainment Venue Licences

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is asking residents for their views on how it licenses sexual entertainment venues, such as strip clubs and sex shops. Licensing officers have drafted a new Sex Entertainment Venue policy and are now asking residents and businesses to take part in an online questionnaire.

Man arrested and charged for rape on Temple Farm Industrial Estate, Southend

Jaroslaw Halibozek, 28, from Leigh, appeared at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, June 20th after being charged with rape. Halibozek was remanded in custody and will appear at Basildon Crown Court on Wednesday, July 18th 2018.

Winners for Southend 2018 Design Awards announced

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 Southend Design Awards.

The scheme, which has been running since 1994, was set up as a means of recognising and encouraging excellence in design and conservation projects across the Borough and continues to draw in a wide variety of quality schemes.

Positive reaction to Police knife initiative in Southend

Southend Police Station has seen a positive reaction to their knife initiative bin placed outside their station.

"Coaches Welcome" in Southend

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has launched a new “Coaches Welcome” scheme to provide free parking and a welcome reception for coaches bringing visitors to the town.

With immediate effect, coaches can now access free parking at the seafront “Gasworks Car Park” if they book in advance by calling the Visitor Information Centre on 01702 215620 open 8am - 5pm daily. Visitors will receive a welcome from the Visitor Information team upon arrival to advise them of local events and activities and help them make the most of their visit. The “Gasworks Car Park” is open 8am – 8.30pm daily.

Best-One store and off licence wrecked in Southend car crash

The shop front of Best-One store and off licence has been completely wrecked in a car crash.

Pedestrians and drivers have been asked to avoid Southchurch Road, near to Hamstel Road. PC Marek Jaworksi of Southend's Community Policing Team suggested that drivers could use Woodgrange Drive or Eastern Avenue instead.

Southend: Work begins on four new seafront shelters at City Beach

Work has begun on building four colourful new sun shelters on Southend’s City Beach to give residents and visitors an attractive new area to relax.

The shelters have been sourced by the Council’s in-house architecture team, and the foundation work is now underway.

MoveOut! billed as the MOST fun you can have after work in Southend!

Move Out!, a new programme which has been developed by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, gives people the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with nothing but nostalgic fun and games!

Careers and Skills Fair comes to Park Inn Palace on 4th July!

Local businesses and skill providers are coming together to put on a careers and skills fair at the Park Inn by Radisson Palace next month.

Job seekers, career changers, students and their parents/carers are encouraged to attend the free event between 3.30 and 7pm on 4 July.

'RED BAG SCHEME' making big difference to care home residents

The new 'Red Bag Scheme' is making a massive difference to care home residents.

The scheme, also called the ‘hospital transfer pathway’, is a small change having a big impact by personalising hospital care for care home residents around the country. It has also been embraced by Southend University Hospital.


Andrew was born in Hampshire and from a very tender age always had a desire to perform. He finally got his big break in 1996 when he entered a televised talent contest called ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ and from that day, he has never looked back.


The South Eastern Vintage & Classic Vehicle Club arranges displays at local classic car shows and rallies in the eastern region throughout the season and organises major events of its own each year.

The London to Southend Classic Car Run is our main event of the year and this is the 25th annual running and participants are encouraged to dress in period costume.

What's On? Only Fools Sequel a Parody Tribute Comedy Dining

Only Fools Sequel a Parody Tribute Comedy Dining are pleased to bring you the sequel to Only Fools and 3 Courses a completely different dining experience.

DCI Roy Slater will be putting in an appearance, and we all know what Del thinks of him! Cassandra and Rodney take a trip down memory Lane (Rodney as a Gladiator?)

Essex Police appeal for information following town stabbing

A man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries following a chase which ended with the man being stabbed. Witnesses reported a man being chased in Kenway.

Blackdown flats in North Road, Westcliff without water for over 24 hours

The 13 floor Blackdown flats in North Road, Westcliff, has been without water for over 24 hours following a leak under the building. Toilet facilities and lifts are also reported to be out of action.

Urgent Essex Police Appeal after woman raped on Temple Farm Industrial Estate

Essex Police have issued an urgent appeal for more information after a woman was raped on the Temple Farm Industrial Estate, off Chandlers Way, at around 11.20pm on Saturday, June 9th.

Ryanair have announced a new base at London Southend

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (13 June) announced it will open a new base at London Southend, from April 2019, with 3 based aircraft (an investment of $300m) and 13 new routes to 8 countries

NeobardBurnson Architects to transform the former Beecroft Art Gallery

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Focal Point Gallery are proud to announce that NeobardBurnson Architects have been appointed as the architect to transform the former Beecroft Art Gallery into a complex of artist studios to house a wide range of creative practices.

Central funding secured to help tackle rough sleeping

The Council has successfully bid for £425,000 of Government funding to help tackle rough sleeping across the Borough.

The funding is part of a £30m package announced by the Government last week for 83 areas across the country, to provide targeted, practical support between July and April 2019.