Newsletter 23.01.2022

SHOEBURY MATTERS – 23.01.2022

From Maria Hayton of SAVS – Dear all, I am contacting you to highlight funding that is available for individuals and families. We are aware that there are those in the community that are experiencing financial struggles. We are encouraging those who support the elderly, those with physical or learning disabilities and those who are cared for or are carers to apply. The funds must only be used in direct support to the individuals or families through direct purchases top ups, or bill payments. Funds cannot be used to meet operational costs of the organisation. Voluntary sector groups and organisations are invited to apply for up to £5,000 to support vulnerable residents of Southend during the winter months. The areas of support vulnerable households could receive are – Access to food, Access to support with energy and water bills, Access to support with wider essentials, which may include, but are not limited to, support with other bills including broadband or phone bills, clothing, council tax, items linked to support with energy and water such as soap, toiletries, blankets, sanitary products

The funds cannot be used to assist with mortgage payments and arrears, the provision of advice services such as debt advice, Purchase of mobile phones / IT equipment

There is a rolling application for this Fund. Applications received by Tuesday 12pm, are reviewed Wednesday morning with funds and decisions shared within the week. Groups can reapply every 4 weeks for further support. The application process is simple, with a single application form. Please visit the Southend Emergency Fund website to apply:

https://southendemergencyfund.org.uk/apply-for-funding/

 

Copy of an email from Peter Lovett to ‘Your say Southend Monthly Newsletter – ‘Despite emailing our ward Councillors, Officers etc., we seem unable to obtain the results from most of the consultations, which begs the question why we are consulted?.

We have been sharing information from the Council, Krishna, SAVS, Police, NHS,

CCG and many others to keep our 6,300 public and private Facebook members updated with the latest information so they can make informed choices. We constantly encourage them to complete your surveys, rather than moan when changes are approved. However, when our members complete consultations on the BBQ’s or Dogs on the Beach, they then chase us for the results which we can never find. What infuriates them even worse, as we are told by our ward Councillors that we are going to have new BBQ’s on East Beach and also a “Dog” beach all year around. What is the point of giving their opinions when agreements are made, regardless of what our members have said. Add to this major issues like 20 MPH speed limits, £10m  payments to developers etc., without any consultation being held. As many of our members have said, it seems the Council are just ticking boxes to comply with regulations.’

Southend Bus Service Improvement Plan

 

The Bus Service Improvement Plan will be the Council’s document that sets out how it will improve local bus services over the coming years. This consultation wants to understand how you feel that bus services could be improved in your area. The feedback from this consultation will provide the information needed to identify key actions to improve local bus services across Southend.

Tell us how we can improve local bus services

 

Planning Applications week ending 14.01.2022

Resurface existing car park to provide a formal layout for car parking and coaches East Beach Car Park Blackgate Road Shoeburyness

Single storey rear extension with parapet roof, skylight and bi-fold doors (certificate of lawful development – proposed) – 9 Hayes Barton Shoeburyness Southend-On-Sea