NEWSLETTER 06.06.2021

SHOEBURY MATTERS – 06.06.2021

 

Art installation which converts sunlight and moisture to water is on show at Southend Pier

A new art installation which uses panels to take sunlight and moisture from the air and convert it to drinking water is now on show on Southend Pier as part of the Estuary 2021 arts festival.

 

Using SOURCE water panels, the innovative technology is being showcased for the first time in England, through a partnership between Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and the Interreg 2 Seas co-financed project Cool Towns.

 

The installation, called Vanishing Point, is by US artist Mary Mattingly. The installation revisits Southend’s plant life of the Eocene era, around 50 million years ago, when the levels of CO2 in the air were at one thousand parts per million, a level that could again be reached if industrialised nations do not reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Appreciation for our community volunteers

Volunteers Week 2021 has arrived, and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council would like to thank and celebrate our community volunteers for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. The council will be running a series of quotes and short videos from a few of our volunteers through social media over the next week. Where our volunteers have offered to share their stories and experiences and making their role come alive on your screen.

For more information about volunteering for Southend-on-Sea Borough Council please visit our Volunteering pages.

Southend Citizen’s Advice have been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. Citizen’s Advice Southend provide free, confidential and impartial advice to a wide range of people many of whom live in deprived areas. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services (QAVS) aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit local communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate The Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Recipients are announced each year on 2 June, the anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation.

 

COUNCIL CABINET MEMBERS

Leader of the Council (Cabinet Member for Economic Recovery and Regeneration) -Cllr: Ian Gilbert

Deputy Leader (Cabinet Member for Transport, Asset Management and Inward Investment) Ron Woodley

Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health Integration – Cllr: Cheryl Nevin

Cabinet Member for Children & Learning – Cllr: Laurie Burton

Cabinet Member for Communities & Housing – Cllr: Anne Jones

Cabinet Member for Corporate Services and Performance Delivery – Cllr: Paul Collins

Cabinet Member for Environment, Culture, Tourism & Planning – Cllr: Carole Mulroney

Cabinet Member for Public Protection – Cllr: Martin Terry

 

C2C news – All this week we have been running extra trains between London and Southend via Basildon, to provide extra capacity for daytrippers during the half-term holiday. Thanks to the sunshine we saw for most of the week, many of these new trains have been popular and we hope local businesses have been able to take advantage of the extra customers. We will assess the results from this week to inform our decision on service levels during the school summer holidays.

In the last couple of weeks we have seen our passenger numbers reach 50% of pre-pandemic levels for the first time. To help our returning commuters, we have created an online tool to show how busy every train is during peak times. For the first time, this information now covers the evening peak as well as morning services.

Later this month we will start offering the new national Flexi Season ticket, aimed at people who will now be commuting 2-3 times per week. We are also helping our customers to travel with confidence with c2c, by offering our general advice to travel safe, travel smart and keep apart.

We are currently operating a temporary contract with the government’s support, and expect to sign a new contract with the Department for Transport in the coming months. This will provide a transition to the new industry structure set out by the government.

 

Then and now – Trees used to line this terrace so I was told by a man who used to swing from them as a boy

 

      

 

 

Planning Applications week ending 04.06.2021

Erect single storey rear extension, first floor rear extension, install dormer to front – 181 Wakering Road Shoeburyness Southend-On-Sea

Raise roof height of existing garage and convert into habitable accommodation, erect single storey attached store to side and alter elevations – 75 Hogarth Drive Shoeburyness Southend-On-Sea

Dormer to rear and rooflights to front (Lawful Development Certificate – Proposed) – 2 Frobisher Way Shoeburyness Southend-On-Sea

Erect annex to rear for ancillary use to main dwelling – 91 Church Road Shoeburyness Southend-On-Sea

 

LIST OF EVENT PERMIT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED WEEK ENDING 4TH June 2021

RISING TIDE – PART OF ESTUARY 2021. A PROMENDE PERFORMANCE

COVERING THE GRASSY AND BEACH AREAS OF EAST BEACH. AUDIENCE OF NO MORE THAN 30 WILL BE GUIDED THROUGH A 60 MINUTE PERFORMANCE AT 1830 AND 2000HRS ON SATURDAY 12TH AND 1830HRS ON SUNDAY 13TH JUNE 2021. THE CONTENT WILL COVER STORIES OF THE PAST OF SHOEBURYNESS WITH 11 PERFORMERS SUPERVISING THE AUDIENCE AT ALL TIMES. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL BE WALKING AROUND THE MUDFLAPS, CAR PARK AND GRASSY AREAS WHILST CAST MEMBERS TELL STORIES AND PERFORM SCENES. CAPACITY: 45 – DATE OF PROPOSED EVENT: 12.06.2021 AND 13.06.2021 – TIMES OF PROPOSED EVENT: 16:30:00 TO 22:00:00

ROAD SAFETY ENGAGEMENT

FURTHER DETAILS: UP TO TWO LIVERIED FIRE SERVICE VEHICLES AND SMALL GAZEBO WITH STAFF ENGAGING WITH PASSING MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ABOUT ROAD SAFETY. STAFF WILL BE FROM ESSEX COUNTY FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE AND SOUTHEND BOROUGH COUNCIL. – CAPACITY: 90 -DATE OF PROPOSED EVENT: 02.07.2021 (ROYAL SQUARE); 07.08.2021 (CITY BEACH);07.09.2021 (VICTORIA CIRCUS); AND 13.10.2021 (VICTORIA CIRCUS) – TIMES OF PROPOSED EVENT: 09:00:00 TO 16:00:00 -LOCATION: VARIOUS LOCATIONS SOUTHEND-ON-SEA – FURTHER INFORMATION ON LOCATION: -ROYAL SQUARE, VICTORIA CIRCUS, AND CITY BEACH