NEWSLETTER 24.07.2021

SHOEBURY MATTERS – 24.07.2021

We are seeking new members to join the Shoeburyness Residents’ Association committee. We are looking for active, enthusiastic residents who would like to be part of a team dedicated to improving the lives of all those who live in Shoeburyness. If you have the time and commitment please reply to this email with brief details about yourself and what kind of contribution you could make. NB The committee meets 11 times each year.

The Memorial Service in St Andrew’s grounds last Sunday was attended by 30 people. After the short service attendees were allowed into the church to light candles for those lost during the pandemic

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is recommending people continue to act with caution when the majority of COVID restrictions are lifted. In line with government advice, the council is recommending people continue wearing face coverings in busy indoor spaces, continue getting tested if they do or don’t have coronavirus symptoms and continue getting vaccinated as soon as they can.

Anyone who does show the coronavirus symptoms of a new persistent cough, raised temperature or loss of taste or smell should take a rapid lateral flow test and follow up with a PCR test if the LFT test is positive. Our local PCR site is located at Shoebury Park

Anyone aged 18 or over can now book a vaccination appointment or go to one of Southend’s walk-in sites or vaccine centres.

Further funding available to support vulnerable households over the summer – Southend-on-Sea has been allocated a final batch of government funding which will be used to continue its free school meal provision and support vulnerable households.

The Covid Local Support (previously the Covid Winter Grant) has seen a total of £539,943 allocated to the council to support families and individuals between 21 June and 30 September, enabling the free school meals holiday voucher scheme – run successfully since Christmas 2020 – to continue.

In addition, Southend Emergency Fund is being provided with £40,000 to give out in grants to organisations working with clinically extremely vulnerable people and vulnerable families. For more information and an application form, visit the Southend Emergency Fund website.

The remaining £37,823 will be allocated to the council’s Essential Living Fund which is a grant system open to anyone. The scheme can help residents to purchase essential items such as furniture, clothing and footwear and general day-to-day living expenses such as groceries, nappies, toiletries

Paint issue means pier train delay – The installation of the new electric pier trains, which were scheduled for a summer 2021 launch has been delayed due to an issue with paint sourced by the contractor, Severn Lamb. An investigation found an unexpected fault with the paint which means the contractor will have to repaint the panels, a lengthy process which requires disassembly of the carriages, repainting, drying, curing and reassembly, followed by final testing and delivery to the pier. The delay means the new trains are now not expected to arrive until September 2021

PlastiCity  -are back and working with local businesses and schools to look at plastic waste and how to reduce, reuse and recycle more.  The team, who are based within Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, have been working with specialist consultants to collect waste samples from over 100 schools and businesses in Southend to learn more about the plastic waste being generated and if they have potential to be recycled into new products.

Police newsletter attached

Trust Links – All are invited to the Summer Fayre and Labyrinth Launch – Wednesday 4th August 2.30 – 5pm at ‘Growing Together’ Shoeburyness 254 Elm Road, SS3 9RY. Enjoy the fun family activities, live entertainment and much more. Tickets (all free) must be booked in advance at www.trustlinks.org/summerfayre21

Planning Applications week ending 23.07.2021

Convert part of existing attached garage into habitable accommodation _26 Mountbatten Drive Shoeburyness Southend-on-sea

Hipped to gable roof extension with Juliet balcony to rear and rooflights to front – Capri George Street Shoeburyness

Elm (T1) – Crown reduce by c2.5m to previously reduced points one Elm Tree (T1) in pub garden (Application for works to a tree covered by a tree preservation order) – Parsons Barn Frobisher Way Shoeburyness

Erect single storey rear extension with roof lantern – 125 Richmond Avenue Shoeburyness Southend-on-sea

Erect two storey side extension – 29 Wicklow Walk Shoeburyness Southend-on-sea