Newsletter 19.12.2021



Dawn Woollcott the Communities and Engagement Coordinator at Essex Police has asked that we share this with you. – A group of Kent and Essex police staff are currently looking at how they can reduce the number of elderly people who fall victim to Cyber Crime. One way to keep everyone up to date and informed is a Community App, downloaded onto your phone or iPad, which would send out both national and local Fraud Alerts, advice and provide regular advice and tips on how to keep your online activity safe. The attached survey will help you understand who would benefit from the app. If possible, could any responses be sent to Dawn by 10th January 2022. The email address is on the attached

Safety trial at school to complement School Streets success – A trial to improve safety and protect children outside a local nursery and primary school is being launched. The trial – which will see two new CCTV cameras installed at Richmond Avenue Primary School to stop vehicles from parking dangerously (and manage compliance) – has been welcomed by the school. It will be monitored during the start and finishing times for the school (8am – 9:30am and 2:30pm – 4:30pm). Any vehicles found to be parked illegally or dangerously will be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) through the post.

Essex Police – Help us by donating small gifts which we can pass on to those who will benefit the most. Last year we received more than 12,000 presents in just over a fortnight.

Don’t forget all council run car parks across the Borough are be free this Thursdays after 4pm for late-night shopping.

From Peter Lovett – In a recent newsletter by BERA (Burgess Estate Residents Ass.) their members were told that Essex & Suffolk Water were asking BERA members in Thorpe Bay to apply to have their lead pipes changed from the boards main to inside the house – free of charge. I took this up with the Board and received this reply – ‘We have taken this up with Sharon in Customer Service and have been told this is a service which will be carried out over several years, but they are being advised by the Council how to divide the area. I was not able to find out when Shoebury will be included.’



Household Waste and Recycling Centres

Leigh Marshes and Stock Road

Table showing opening times of both HWRC
Date Opening Hours
Friday 24 December 9am to 4pm
Saturday 25 December Closed
Sunday 26 December Closed
Monday 27 December 9am to 4pm
Tuesday 28 December 9am to 4pm
Wednesday 29 December Leigh Marshes Closed

Stock Road 9am to 4pm

Thursday 30 December Stock Road Closed

Leigh Marshes 9am to 4pm

Friday 31 December 9am to 4pm
Saturday 1 January Closed
Sunday 2 January 8am to 4pm
Monday 3 January 9am to 4pm
Tuesday 4 January 9am to 4pm


Recycling and waste services – To find out whether your wrapping paper can go in the paper and card box, do the scrunch test. If the paper stays in a ball after being scrunched up, it can be recycled. Foil wrapping or paper that has glitter on, cannot be recycled. Please try and remove tape, ribbon and bows before recycling.

Kerbside collections

Kerbside collection dates over the Christmas and New Year Bank Holidays
Date Service Details
Christmas Day Saturday 25th December No collection service
Boxing Day Sunday 26th December No collection service
Bank Holiday Monday 27th December No collection service
Bank Holiday Tuesday 28th December Normal collection service
Wednesday 29th December Normal collection service
Thursday 30th December Normal collection service
New Years Eve Friday 31st December Normal collection service
New Years Day Saturday 1st January No collection service
Sunday 2nd January No collection service
Bank Holiday Monday 3rd January No collection service
Tuesday 4th January Normal collection service
Wednesday 5th January Normal collection service
Thursday 6th January Normal collection service
Friday 7th January Normal collection service


Planning Applications week ending 17.12.2021

Convert doctors surgery to 2no. self-contained flats, alter elevations, layout amenity space, parking to front and form vehicle crossover onto Eagle Way – Eagle Way Surgery 129 Eagle Way Shoeburyness

Erect single storey rear extension to existing industrial unit and sub-divide into five units, alter elevations and layout parking spaces – 20 Towerfield Road Shoeburyness

Erect dormer to side – 49 Leitrim Avenue Shoeburyness Southend-On-Sea

Change of use of rear part of ground floor retail unit (Class E) to form one self-contained flat (Class C3), convert rear part of first floor office (Class E) to two self-contained flats (Class C3), convert existing flat (Class C3) to two self-contained flats (Class C3) alter front and rear elevation and layout parking and cycle store to rear (Amended Proposal) – 105 – 107 West Road Shoeburyness Southend-On-Sea

Alter front elevation and convert part of existing garage to form additional habitable accommodation – 8 Withypool Shoeburyness Southend-On-Sea