newsletter 21.02.2021



Dog control orders set for Cabinet discussion – Plans to renew the Borough’s dog control orders through a new public space protection order are set to be discussed by Cabinet (item 9, Tuesday 23 February). This includes a recommendation to undertake further research and discussions regarding a proposed dog-friendly beach. The council recently carried out a consultation seeking residents’ views on dog control orders in the town, including rules about dogs on leads, clearing up mess and the exclusion of dogs from certain public areas, including beaches, sports areas and play parks. Due to public interest, part of the consultation related to the previous dog control order exclusion of dogs on beaches during the summer months (1 May – 30 September). Although a small majority of respondents were in favour of creating an all-year-round dog-friendly beach, some concerns were raised regarding dog fouling, and there was also no clear consensus on which specific area of the Borough’s beach could be used. In total, 11 different sections of beach were suggested as potential areas. Overall, the controls were almost unanimously supported by respondents and Cabinet is recommended to proceed with the order in that respect. However, it is considered that further research and investigative work is needed in relation to the potential for a dog friendly beach, and Cabinet is recommended to defer any decision on that aspect to allow that work to take place.

Borough Parking proposals – see attached

Elderly and vulnerable residents – The Care Quality Commission is investigating the issue with the elderly and vulnerable not connected or adept at using social media. Obviously the fact that you received this email proves this does not affect you personally. However you may have a relation, friend or neighbour it does affect. If so please seek their views or relay your findings on via this link –

Small Charities Coalition Mentoring Programme – The Small Charities Coalition exists to make life easier for small charities. Our mission is to provide small not for profit organisations with the relevant information, advice and support to help you deliver what they want and to also make sure that your voices are heard.  With this in mind, we are pleased to announce that we are officially relaunching a key service for our members. Read more

Let’s Choose Self-Care Feedback – Health and care partners across Mid & South Essex are developing a new campaign focused around reducing demand on primary care and encouraging people to look after themselves with self-care. We’d like your views about these draft resources. –

SEND The Right Message Receives £500 in Funding – The Thorpe Hall School Community Fund has awarded £500 to local charity SEND The Right Message. The money will help provide sensory toys and equipment for children in Southend living with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The award was part of a collaborative ‘Dragon’s Den’ style initiative with SAVS, The Southend Emergency Fund, The ROSCA Trust and Thorpe Hall School. Read more –


OUR LOCAL POLICE NEWSLETTER – Our local police in Shoebury are interested in your views and if you would like to see something included this is your chance to connect with our local support officers. As normal – email and we will pass on your comments

Yesterday at East Beach

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Planning applications week ending 19.02.2021

Demolish existing garage to side and erect single storey side/rear extension with roof lantern to rear – 63 Wakering Avenue Shoeburyness Southend-On-Sea