Newsletter 06.02.2022


C 2 C – We are adding more services from Monday 7th Feb as we resume operating our Recovery Timetable. As the pressure of Omicron has eased, and following the end of the work-from-home instruction, our passenger numbers have started to rise again. That means from Monday we will no longer be running the restricted timetable that we’ve had in place in recent weeks. Instead we are adding more trains at peak-times, and resuming 12-carriage services where they are normally scheduled. More information is available here.

The rules on face coverings have also changed. While face coverings are no longer a requirement, they are advised when in contained areas. This means we recommend people wear a face covering if they can, as a courtesy to their fellow passengers. More details on our face coverings policy, and other advice to help people travel with c2c with confidence, is available here.

Southend Borough Council Budget Proposal 2022/2023 Feedback

At the recent SBC Cabinet Meeting held on Thursday 13th January, the Cabinet were presented with the following proposed items for 2022/23:

  • Council Tax Base and Non Domestic Rating Base
  • Draft Housing Revenue Account Budget 2022/23 and Rent Setting
  • Draft Prioritising Resources to Deliver Better Outcomes

As part of SAVS’ representation of the Voluntary Sector in Southend, we would like to gather any feedback or comments you have on the above items. We will collate and present on your behalf, and then feedback any response or resulting actions.

You can read the full minutes from the meeting here, and read the Budget related Agenda items 7, 8 and 9 – Budget Reports here.

To provide your feedback, please follow this link to an online form we are using to collate the responses.

Please provide your feedback by 5pm Thursday 10th February.

Website launched for City year

The community and the council are working together on a range of events, initiatives and activities to celebrate City Status this year, and ensure Southend can make the most of this exciting opportunity. This year of celebrations kicks off with City Week, starting with the inaugural city concert for Sir David Amess at the Cliffs Pavilion on Sunday 13 February.

Find out more

Closing event announced for LuminoCity

A spectacular light and sound installation has been confirmed as the free closing event for Southend LuminoCity.

‘Light Labs’ is a light and sound installation which takes place at the recently reopened Twenty One on Saturday 19 February from 8pm, with doors opening at 7pm.

Find out more


Age Concern Southend and the Haven Community Hub are holding an Open Day on Wednesday the 23rd of February, 12.30-3.30pm.


We are inviting you to come along and see what we do in more detail whilst also exploring ways you can support us further…be that trying a new class, using our café, volunteering with us, sponsorship opportunities or helping to spread the word about what we do. There will also be cake!


Please see the link for more information and let me know if you can attend. Anyone is welcome, so please help spread the word too.


Planning Applications week ending 04.02.2022

Erect new dwellinghouse with associated amenity space and bin and cycle storage – 1 Westgate Shoeburyness Southend-on-sea

Erect part single/part two storey side extension, alter elevations (Amended proposal) – 5 Linnet Close Shoeburyness Southend-on-sea

Form vehicle crossover onto Campfield Road – 106 Campfield Road Shoeburyness Essex

Application to vary condition 02 (Approved Plans) replace plan number 3047/03 with plan number 3250/03 – remove unstable boundary wall and replace with fence (Minor Material Amendment of Planning Permission 20/01577/FUL dated 30/11/2020) – Rear Of 1 Shoebury Avenue Shoeburyness

Layout hardstanding to front and install vehicle crossover on to High Street – 89 High Street Shoeburyness Southend-on-sea

Erect part single/part two storey side and rear extension and single storey front extension with balcony over – 53 Shillingstone Shoeburyness Southend-on-sea

Erect single storey rear extension, projecting 5m beyond the existing rear wall of the dwelling, 3m high to eaves and with a maximum height of 3.15m – 38 Herbert Road Shoeburyness Southend-on-sea



Erect 3no. single storey self-contained cafes with green roofs, external patios for seating and tensile structures with horizontal fabric sails for shading to front and side – Former East Beach Rampart Terrace Shoeburyness

Erect part single/part two storey side and rear extension, alter elevations – 46 Church Road Shoeburyness Essex Application to vary condition 02 (Approved Plans) replace plan number 8804/04 with 8804/04B and remove condition 04 – reduce size of extension and extend terrace over (Minor Material Amendment of Planning Permission 18/02330/FULH dated 27/03/2019) – 12 Lodwick Shoeburyness Southend-on-Sea


MOD Report

Date Reason for notification
7 & 9 February 2022 Nothing to report
8 & 10 February 2022 Explosions may be noticed
11-13 February 2022 Nothing to report