Newsletter 08.11.2020

SHOEBURY MATTERS – 08.11.2020

Council funding into community control – An independent board of community champions could soon be in charge of £1.5m of funding for local communities, under proposals agreed by the council’s Cabinet on the 3rd November. This will overhaul the council’s current system of allocating funding to the third sector by creating a Community Investment Board that would oversee the distribution of £1.5m over a three year period.

Under the proposals, a new independent Community Investment Board, made up of 15 people who use services and their families, supported by Southend Association of Voluntary Services, would allocate funding from a single pot of money covering a three-year period. The fund would replace all existing grants for community activity and follows a consultation which took place with the voluntary and community sector.

At present, the Council allocates around £1.5m through two different funding streams – one-off “in-year” grants and three-yearly “community grants” – with decisions made by councillors upon council officers’ recommendations. The organisations that receive grants currently include those tackling homelessness, promoting healthy activity, tackling drug and alcohol addiction and delivering cultural services.

 

Private landlord licence consultation – A consultation has been launched to find out what people think about regulating the private landlord sector in Southend-on-Sea with a licencing scheme.

The consultation is asking for people’s views about private landlords paying a fee in order to regulate the private tenancy market.

The consultation launched Monday 2 November and closes on Monday 11 January 2021. To find out more visit ‘Your Say Southend’.

 

Shoebury library is closed at present but Click and Collect and home delivery set to continue. The experienced library teams will select up to seven items from customer’s specifications and arrange a convenient time for their Click and Collect service. This can be accessed online or by calling 01702 215011.

 

A new Brighton-style marina could be coming to Gunners Park Shoebury.  If the plan is approved, water could be dredged inland, and the there be a docking bay for yachts and sailboats from all across Europe. Alongside the boat space would be land dedicated to retail and hospitality units, as well as some new housing, creating a new seaside destination on the south Essex coast. All in all, the total proposed site would take up nearly 24 acres of land

The key figure in the campaign to build the Shoebury Marina is Councillor Paul Gilson, the leader of Leigh Town Council and a keen supporter is Southend West’s MP Sir David Amess

If you object to this proposal please email David Amess – amessd@parliament.uk and Paul Gilson c/o council@leighonseatowncouncil.gov.uk

 

Planning applications week ending 06.11.2020

DEMOLISH GARAGES AND ERECT TWO 3 BEDROOM DWELLINGHOUSES AND FIVE 2 BEDROOM DWELLINGHOUSES WITH ASSOCIATED AMENITY SPACES, REFUSE AND CYCLE STORAGE, LAYOUT PARKING AND FORM TWO VEHICLE CROSSOVERS ON EAGLE WAY GARAGES REAR OF 51 EAGLE WAY

FORM NEW PITCHED ROOF ON CONSERVATORY TO REAR – 15 WARRIOR SQUARE ROAD SHOEBURYNESS

ERECT SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION AND SUB-DIVIDE EXISTING DWELLINGHOUSE IN TO TWO TERRACED DWELLINGHOUSES, DORMERS TO REAR, ROOFLIGHTS TO FRONT, ALTERATIONS TO FRONT ELEVATION INCORPORATING ADDITIONAL BAY WINDOW AND ALTERATIONS TO REAR  ELEVATION WITH JULIET BALCONY TO FIRST FLOOR LEVEL – 37 HIGH STREET SHOEBURYNESS SOUTHEND-ON-SEA

FELL ONE ACASIA FALSE (ROBINIA PSEUDACACIA-T1) TO FRONT AND REPLACE WITH SILVER BIRCH (APPLICATION FOR PROPOSED WORKS TO TREES IN A CONSERVATION AREA) – 1 HOSPITAL ROAD SHOEBURYNESS SOUTHEND-ON-SEA