Newsletter 27.02.2022


Royal visit to mark Southend-on-Sea becoming a City – Southend-on-Sea will celebrate becoming a city on Tuesday 1st March 2022, with a royal visit from Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. The civic activities include:

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales will present the letters patent to the Mayor of our new City, Cllr Margaret Borton, confirming City status at a formal council meeting. The council meeting starts at 11.10am and will be webcast and livestreamed on the council’s YouTube channel.

Lady Amess receiving the first ‘Freedom of the City’ on behalf of her late husband, Sir David Amess.

Their Royal Highnesses will also unveil a new eco-friendly Pier train, which will be named after Sir David Amess MP, meet staff working on the Pier and on behalf of the RNLI and HM Coastguard and meet members of the local community, business and voluntary sector at a reception held at Sands on Sea restaurant.


Unite in Light brings Southend’s diverse faith groups together – A multi-faith event took place over the weekend (Sunday 20 February) as part of a series of ongoing Southend City status events. The “Unite in Light” event, which is a celebration of hope and light for our City year, saw people gather from Southend’s diverse faith communities at the Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavilion, to share their hopes for the City of Southend and explore what light symbolises in their faith.

From Peter Lovett – DOG FRIENDLY BEACH

After sending a query to the Council to asking  where the beaches are on Two Tree Island (one of the two chosen places), they have apologized & removed this second beach from their agenda. There is no doubt if the Council had encouraged residents to walk their dog on these “beaches” they would place them at serious risk.

Despite the Public consultation clearly suggesting Thorpe Bay, Chalkwell & the Cinder Path as their choice of location, it looks like East Beach will be the only option along our 7 miles of coastline.

What is even more disturbing is the area of beach where dogs will be legally allowed is right adjacent to the Blue Flag beach, with no neutral section between.


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Planning Applications week ending 25.02.2022

Erect single storey side and rear extension – 81 Church Road Shoeburyness Essex

Remove existing 12.5m slim-line monopole, install 20m slim-line monopole supporting 6 no. antennas, 1 no. electric green meter cabinet, 1 no. transmission dish and ancillary thereto including 3 no. Remote Radio Heads (RRHs) and 1 no. GPS module. – Telecommunications Lamppost Shoebury Common Road Shoeburyness

Raise ridge height, convert loftspace into habitable accommodation, install balcony to rear, erect porch to front, alter elevations – 60 Church Road Shoeburyness

Erect single storey rear extension – 137 Caulfield Road Shoeburyness Essex

Erect part single/part two storey side/rear extension – 190 Maplin Way


MOD Report


Date Reason for notification
28 February 2022 Nothing to report
1-3 March 2022 Explosions may be noticed earlier than usual, 08:30
4-6 March 2022 Nothing to report