Newsletter 14.03.2021


SPECIAL COVID MEETING – From Peter Lovett – Can I thank the members that attended, with 24 in total it was a great turnout. Some of the questions raised will need further clarification, which SAVS has agreed to provide. It was nice to hear that Shoebury is amongst the highest attendance rates in Essex with the four main Cohorts being 90 / 95%.

We had some honest comments, explaining that when vaccines were first delivered they were dealing with 60,000 vaccines at a time, but last week this reduced to 25.000. By the end of next week supplies will become consistent at 80,000 allowing them to complete jabs for the over 50’s and above by mid-April.

If you book appointments through the website, you will not be given the Salvation Army Hall, as they only use the mass centres like the Cliffs or Rayleigh etc.

There was a question about a local care home where senior carers refused to have the vaccine and agency staff having no protection at all can care for elderly parents, but despite the government saying a single family member can visit a love-one in Care Homes, this home had refused. It would appear this is a recommendation & not a legal instruction.

We were reminded that this is the first time that the UK has undertaken such a huge challenge with over 30m jabs so far. Because two organisations are dealing with the vaccines & with two types of vaccine being used, it is obvious that mistakes have been made. It would also appear that the Pfizer has more issues with regards to temperatures and the supply is not consistent.

The AstraZeneca is likely to be the preferred option for any future boost doses. Whichever vaccine you were given first will be given for the second dose. This is why some people under 70 received their jab before somebody over 70. Also some doctors were coping better than others, all created what seemed to be an unfair system.

If any member was unable to attend but has any questions let me know through and I will ask at the next meeting with the Director of Health.

Thanks once again for attending

Census 2021 – The census will be completed by most residents on line but many of our elderly residents will not have access to a computer or may find it too technical. If you have an elderly neighbour or relation please assure them that, as it states in the letter, the paper method is still available and if they have any difficulties they can ring (free) on 0800 141 2021 to arrange for a paper copy to be sent to them.

New measures to address the issue of ‘Travellers’ becomes law soon. It will then be a criminal offence to drive a caravan on to private or council owned land. This is the same as the rule that Ireland introduced some years ago.

Shoeburyness: Sound Mirrors: Free Online Writing Workshop with Dot Dash – When you listen on East Beach, what sounds do you hear? A writing workshop with Dot Dash: James Wilkes and Lawrence Bradby. –

Volunteer Community Investment Board Members Needed to Distribute £1.5m to the Community – Do you have an interest in how to make Southend-on-Sea the best possible place to be and are you keen to make a real difference to your community? SAVS and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are working together to recruit 15 volunteers to make up the Community Investment Board (CIB) who will distribute £1.5 million to the community of Southend-on-Sea. The Board members will have access to practical support from SAVS and the Council as well as a group of local voluntary community organisations, local health and care providers and clinical and social workers. An induction and full training will be provided. We are looking for a diverse board made up of 15 experts by experience from across the borough. We are particularly interested to hear from people who have experience of health and social care, including, but not limited to: People living with a disability, hidden and visible, unpaid family carers, Survivors of serious health conditions, Survivors of abuse and harm – see more –

She’s Ready Video – Active Life – To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve made a short Movie, which is all about our Award winning programme ‘She’s Ready’ We are so proud of this amazing programme which is just about to be piloted across the Country! Women empowering women to be the best they can be (and of course having fun). https://savs-southend.us2.list-

See attached for details of SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities) families in Southend & the surrounding areas & a newly registered charity. ‘We started as Southend SEND Parents (SSP) in early 2019 and as our work has grown in that time we wanted to convert that small, constituted charity to a CIO to further grow and enhance the impact & support to SEND families in Southend & surrounding areas.


A resident was having some work done on their house and came across this paper –


Planning applications week ending 12.03.2021

Repair, rebuild and re-point existing boundary walls, and repair boundary gate (Listed Building – Old Manor House Suttons Road Shoeburyness

Proposed changes to internal ground floor layout comprising the installation of 2 new partition walls in the openings between existing wings of the fireplace to form a separate family room and sitting room and removal of a stud wall in hallway to open up access to newly formed reception room (Listed Building Consent) – 13 Officers Mess Road Shoeburyness

Erect dormers to front and rear with juliette balcony to rear to form habitable accommodation in the loft space – 17 Peel Avenue Shoeburyness Southend-On-Sea

Single storey rear extension (Lawful development certificate-proposed)

Address: – 23 Thorpedene Gardens Shoeburyness Southend-On-Sea


Approval of Reserved Matters (details of Access, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale) – of planning permission ref: 20/01188/OUT granted on 05.10.2020- Demolish existing building (Class A4), erect 9 dwellings with associated parking and vehicular access on to Seaview Road and Stour Close (Outline) (Amended Proposal) – 22 Seaview Road Shoeburyness Southend-On-Sea