Newsletter 21.03.2021

SHOEBURY MATTERS – 21.03.2021

SRA Magazine – We are looking to start work on the next magazine within the next few months and are seeking help in taking on the responsibility for gathering articles. The role does not involve any face to face as it is entirely conducted via emails. Details of previous article contacts will be supplied and we already have a few suggestions for new articles. With the reduction in advertisers (as with the September 2020 issue) there are more pages allocated to articles and we believe that a new recruit to the committee could bring fresh ideas and impetus. If you are interested in taking on this task please reply to this email

Footpaths repaired – Soon repairs to footpaths will be started (see attached)

 

Keep it Clear Programme – Anglian Water & SAVS

Southend Association of Voluntary Services and Anglian Water’s Keep It Clear programme have teamed up again to help create awareness of a new project in the town and surrounding areas to help protect our environment from pollution.

Many tonnes of waste which should not be flushed down loos or poured down sinks are being taken out of around 80km of sewers in Southend and the surrounding area as a result of the project, called Flush to Treatment (F2T).

The project has involved an initial investigation of the condition of the pipes from homes and businesses all the way to the water recycling centre where the used water and sewage is treated. Jetter trucks have been brought in to suck out the waste, some of which is almost as hard as concrete, transport it away from the area, analyse it and dispose of it safely.

Read more

 

Your Questions About the Census & Help to Fill it Out

Every 10 years the census provides a unique snapshot of our society. The next census is happening in March 2021. By taking part and encouraging others to do the same, you’ll help make sure your community is counted in decisions on services and funding.
Your census questions answered 

Covid-19 Vaccination – Your Experience Survey

In partnership with Southend Borough Council, Healthwatch Essex have launched a Covid-19 vaccination survey which aims to get feedback from those who have had their first vaccination. The survey won’t take much of your time but will be incredibly helpful to creating insights. Closing date is 12th April. Read more

Wesley Methodist Church Memory Worship

What a wonderful month March is, nature really wakes up after the sleep of winter. “By God’s grace we are renewed” is the theme of March Memory Worship service for people with and without dementia and on a bright day amidst the daffodils it is as if the whole of creation feels renewed by God’s grace. You can watch Wesley Methodist Church Memory Worship here now

Southend 2050 Active & Involved Survey

We all want to live in a place where people are connected to their neighbours, support each other and know where to look to get involved with different community activities. In recent months some people, but not all, may have experienced a growing sense of togetherness.

We’d love to get your valuable views about to what extent you think this is true for the people your group or organisation works with. Take the survey

 

Join us for a national day of reflection: 23 March

The 23rd March will be the first anniversary of the first UK lockdown, with a National Day of Reflection being led by the charity Marie Curie. The day is focussed on reflecting on our collective loss, supporting those who’ve been bereaved, and hoping for a brighter future.

Watch a message from the Mayor on our YouTube channel

Zero percent loans available to reduce vacant units on the High Street

The council has announced plans to offer 0% loans to owners and potential owners of vacant units in Southend High Street.

Funded through the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) Local Growth Fund, businesses and landlords of vacant units can apply for loans between £1,000 and £50,000.

Find out more

Houses bought by council to ease homelessness and reduce the housing waiting list

The council has bought a further 13 new properties in 2020/21 – 10 to add to its existing council housing stock for those on the councils’ homeseeker’s register, and three to help ease homelessness.

Find out more

Carers: vaccines and PPE

PPE

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is now available to all unpaid carers who look after relatives or friends but live in separate properties, following updated Government guidance.

How to order your PPE

Road resurfacing and pavement maintenance

The first roads and pavements set to benefit from increased investment into the Borough’s highways have been announced.

The comprehensive £5m programme of works will be delivered between April 2021 and March 2022 by Marlborough, the council’s highways term contractor, and will include the resurfacing of 30 roads and 31 pavements.

Find out more

 

Our City Beach is going purple to promote Census 2021

City Beach in Southend on Sea will join more than a hundred buildings and landmarks across England and Wales by lighting up purple to celebrate the upcoming census and its importance to communities.

The census helps inform the provision of public services throughout the UK, such as determining the appropriate number of school places and hospital beds that are needed to properly serve their communities.

Census day is March 21, but you can fill yours in as soon as you receive your letter.

Find out more

SOUTHEND ON SEA BOROUGH COUNCIL – LIST OF EVENT PERMIT APPLICATIONS – RECEIVED WEEK ENDING 19 March 2021

1) APPLN. NO: 21/00336/EXTEVT Ward: -DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: CHALKWELL FAIR – FURTHER DETAILS: CHALKWELL FAIR IN AID OF MENCAP – SET UP 8TH AUGUST 2021 – ACTUAL EVENT 12TH AUGUST TO 22ND AUGUST – CAPACITY: 2000 – DATE OF PROPOSED EVENT: 08.08.2021 TO 22.08.2021 – TIMES OF PROPOSED EVENT: 14:00:00 TO 22:30:00 – LOCATION: CHALKWELL PARK CHALKWELL AVENUE WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA –

2) APPLN. NO: 21/00334/EVENT Ward: Milton – DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: GUIDE DOGS ANNUAL FLAG DAY – DATE OF PROPOSED EVENT: 25.09.2021 TO 25.09.2021 – TIMES OF PROPOSED EVENT: 09:00:00 TO 15:00:00 – LOCATION: LLOYDS BANK PLC 77 – 83 HIGH STREET SOUTHEND-ON-SEA –

 

Planning Applications week ending 19.03.2021

Erect single storey rear extension with roof lanterns – 5 Elm Close Shoeburyness

Erect single storey rear extension, projecting 5.98m beyond the existing rear wall of the dwelling, 2.65m high to eaves and with a maximum height of 2.95m – 175 High Street Shoeburyness Southend-On-Sea

MOD Report

Date Reason for notification
22, 23 & 26 March 2021 Explosions may be noticed
24 & 25 March 2021 Gunfire and Explosions may be noticed
27 & 28 March 2021 Nothing to report