Newsletter 24.10.2021



How will we benefit from city status? –

  1. Councillors aspirations (as per the ECHO) – A new hospital at Bournes Green, St Mary’s Church Pirttlewell to become a cathedral, a London Dungeon style attraction and a warship moored near Southend Pier
  2. Benefits – It will encourage business growth, attract talent, increase tourism, higher income growth (as experienced elsewhere), international firms are more likely to seek bases in a city (especially one with two train stations and an airport), more investment and funding and a greater sense of pride to be a resident of a ‘city’

That last line has made me think. A) for 51 years I worked in the city (London) and since retired I still visit Fenchurch St but perhaps should no longer say ‘I’m off to the city” but now ‘I’m of to London’. B) Do we now stop saying ‘I am popping into town to do some shopping’ as it is no longer a town? C) Our Shoebury to Fenchurch St train service is called C2C (coast to city) but could now also be (city to city)

Shoebury Tin Team – is a neighbourly initiative that collects tins and things for those in need.  If you would like to get involved as a volunteer or find out more about helping with collections please contact for further information. The roads currently covered in Shoebury are – Admirals Walk, Freemantle. Anchor Close, Aylesbeare (Drewsteignton to Holsworthy Cl end), Bickenhall, Buckland, Caulfield Road, Chesterman Road, Church Rd (Tudor – Maplin Way), Connaught Gdns, Cranley Gardens, Drewsteinton, Elm road, Fallowfield, Gunners Rise, Hale Way, Hawkridge, Herbert Rd, Hospital road, Jackdaw, Kingsteignton, Linton road, Malmsmead, Pentland Avenue, Rackenford, Richmond Avenue, Sandpiper, Sedgemoor (evens), Shoebury High St, Stroma Road, Swallowcliffe, Teigngrace, Torrington,Tudor Gardens, Ulster Avenue, Wakering Avenue, Waterford Rd, Westgate and Garrison Lofts

The Folk Like Us Hub in West Road, open on Mondays 10am-2pm, provides a warm and friendly welcome to Shoebury residents over the age of 55. Residents are able to join together to socialise and learn about local services on offer. As part of the wider Folk Like Us project, members can also take part in networking events, go on free day trips and come up with their own ideas for sessions and activities. For more information about the Shoebury Hub, The Folk Like Us project, or the work the Turning Tides Team does in the community, please call 01702 356 070 or email

Growing Together project by Trust Links in Elm Road has won the Green Flag Award for the 5th consecutive year. The green spaces are judged on being a welcoming site, health and safety, being well-maintained, environmental conscious, community involvement, marketing and management

Veolia October newsletter attached

Stepping Out Project – Stories from Covid

Please take a moment to listen to the wonderful and moving stories from participants of the Stepping Out Project giving you the next insight to the feelings and frustrations of living with the challenges presented with the Corona Virus Pandemic.

The podcast’s are out now on all streaming platforms, listen here


Planning Applications week ending 22.10.2021

Replace white painted timber single glazed windows with white painted timber double glazed Windows – 8 The Terrace Shoeburyness Southend-on-sea

Replace white painted timber single glazed windows with white painted timber double glazed windows (Listed building consent) – 8 The Terrace Shoeburyness Southend-on-sea