Newsletter 17.10.2021

Local leaders pay tribute to Sir David Amess, MP

Cllr Margaret Borton, Mayor of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, says: “Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of Sir David. The tragic news today has shocked us all.

“Sir David was a dedicated Member of Parliament and servant to the local community. “I don’t think I can put into words just how devastating this is.”

Cllr Ian Gilbert, leader of the council, says: “I am profoundly shocked by the news and my thoughts are with Sir David’s family and friends at this awful time.

“Sir David was a great advocate of Southend-on-Sea, cared deeply about the community and will be sorely missed This really is a terrible day for the whole community of Southend-on-Sea.”

Cllr Tony Cox, leader of the Conservative group on Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, says: “We are all shocked and saddened by the death of Sir David Amess.

“He was a great man, a great MP, a respected parliamentarian and respected by his residents. What we cannot lose sight of here is that a wife has been robbed of a husband and five children have been robbed of a father.

“He was a passionate believer in the right of life and it’s poignant that his life has been so cruelly taken away. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.”

Local Plan Southend – Attached is a letter that Peter Lovett sent re the local plan. If you wish to send a similar letter the email address is planningpolicy@southend.gov.uk

Last Sunday (if you did not get a chance to see for yourself)

Get help with an energy problem – You can get help with energy problems. This includes issues with your bills or meters, or if you’re struggling to pay for the energy you use. Go to: citizensadvice.org.uk/energy or contact the Citizens Advice consumer service: Call: 0808 223 1133. Textphone: 18001 followed by 0808 223 1133 (Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm). Calls are free

55 new recruits welcomed to Essex Police – On Friday 8 October, 55 new police officers took part in a passing out parade at Essex Police headquarters. The parade was the first opportunity for families and friends to join the event since March 2020. In spite of restrictions imposed over the last 18 months, 507 men and women have been trained and have qualified as new officers, that’s the equivalent of more than one officer a day for the past 16 months.

Southend-on-Sea’s City Status Bid – The council wants to know whether you support the bid and what you love about Southend. A community-led bid will be submitted in December as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The results will be announced in 2022. Tell us why you love Southend and why you think it should be a City?  Share your ideas

Baby Loss Awareness Week – Last week this display could be seen on Eastern Esplanade

 

SOUTHEND ON SEA BOROUGH COUNCIL LIST OF EVENT PERMITS ISSUED WEEK ENDING 15 OCTOBER 2021

NOTORIOUS MALIGNANTS (EAST 15 ACTING SCHOOL). A PROMENADE PERFORMANCE LASTING 60 MINS – THE CONTENT WILL BE STORIES ABOUT LEIGH WITCH TRIALS DATE OF EVENT: 23.10.2021AND 24.10.2021, TIMES OF EVENT: 12:30:00 TO 18:30:00, LOCATION: FOLLOWING ROUTE ALONG LEIGH STEPS, LEIGH MARSH, LEIGH, LIBRARY GARDENS, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA

 

Planning Applications week ending 15.10.2021

Raise ridge height, erect dormers to front and dormer to rear – 10 Hinguar Street Shoeburyness