Newsletter 12.12.2021


New national measures

The national announcement comes as one highly probable case of Omicron in the Borough announced on Saturday has now been confirmed following laboratory testing.

Plan B includes:

·  from 10th December, compulsory face coverings in most public indoor venues, such as cinemas, theatres and places of worship

·  from Monday 13 December, those who can, are advised to work from home

·  from Wednesday 15 December, subject to parliamentary approval, COVID passes will become mandatory for entry into nightclubs and settings where large crowds gather

  • From Chris Atkinson of C2CFace coverings are now required again at c2c stations and on board our services, except for those who are exempt. We have signage on board all our trains, and announcements and posters at every station. We also offer badges to people who have health exemptions, to help reduce the risk of conflict with other customers while travelling
  • c2c customers are the UK’s happiest passengersover the past 12 weeks, according to research published today by Transport Focus. 95% of c2c passengers surveyed said they were satisfied overall; we also scored among the country’s best results for punctuality (91% satisfaction) and levels of crowding on board (81% satisfaction)
  • We have upgraded our ticketing system so we now offer the cheapest weekend tickets on our Smartcardsfor the first time. This means weekend passengers can beat ticket office queues and even buy and download their ticket before they leave home – as well as enjoying the other benefits of Smartcards such as automatic compensation if their train is delayed.
  • Our train fleet has won a Golden Spanner awardfor reliability. The Class 387 trains, which were introduced on c2c in 2016 were named the most reliable modern electric train fleet in the country at the industry awards event organised by Modern Railways magazine.
  • Finally as we look ahead to the Christmas and New Year break, please don’t forget our colleagues at Network Rail will be out working hard to keep our railway safe and reliable. Details of the projects they will be undertaking are available here; this means there will be a number of changes to our services between 24 December and 3 January which you can read about here

VEOLIA – Minutes of latest Customer Liaison Group attached


Planning Applications week ending 10.12.2021

Alter front and side elevations and install entrance door to side to form 1 self-contained flat (Use Class C3) at ground floor level with cycle storage and parking to rear – 81 Ness Road Shoeburyness Southend-on-sea

Erect single storey rear extension with roof lantern – 109 Leitrim Avenue Shoeburyness Southend-on-sea