Newsletter 27.03.2022

SHOEBURY MATTERS – 27.03.2022

 

Senior citizens club – Why not pop along to Shoebury and Thorpe Bay Baptist Church Hall (entrance at far end of car park) next Saturday and join a very friendly group for tea, a chat and (most weeks) entertainment. (Every Saturday from 10am to 12am)

Carers First – A new pocket guide has been developed by Carers First as part of a new campaign to support ‘unpaid carers’, particularly those caring for friends or relatives coming home from a stay in hospital.

The campaign aims to help these unpaid carers by guiding them through the discharge journey from hospital to home. The discharge process is explained with an easy-to-understand flow chart and prompts the carer to think about what they will need to know in advance and how to prepare.

The pocket guide will be available in print and to download from the Carers First website: https://www.carersfirst.org.uk/southend-discharge

 

New and improved Citizens Advice service for City – The Council have commissioned Citizens Advice Southend (CAS) to deliver a new enhanced Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) service to support residents. CAS will start their new enhanced service from Friday 1 April 2022, being the first point of contact for all residents in the City and providing vital and tailored information, advice, guidance, and support to local people, when they need it, in the way they need it.

The service will support and assist residents on several key matters ranging from debt and money management, benefit advice, maximisation of income and financial capability, housing and dealing with the threat of eviction, to employment and family issues.

The service will be operating in eight outreach areas, including the Civic Centre and the CAS building at Church Road, Southend-on-Sea, providing face-to-face support to those who require it, along with telephone assistance, webchats, emails, outreach and web support. This will ensure the service is accessible, accurate, useful and readily available to everyone.

To find out more about the service, please contact: Citizens Advice Southend, 1 Church Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 2AL. Telephone: 01702 456352/969696 or email enquiries@citizensadvicesouthend.org.uk.

 

Highways enforcement team helping to protect City’s roads and pavements – The council’s highways enforcement team has been cracking down on residents and developers causing obstruction or damage to the public highway to provide the City with better and safer roads and pavements.

Since commencement, the team has actively handed out over 600 enforcement letters, with approximately thirty percent complying immediately and officers following up the remaining letters, which has resulted in various outcomes, including overhanging hedges being reduced to provide more space on the footway and in another case, a property was recharged due to the damage caused to the footway by development works following engagement and education by the team.

Anyone with concerns regarding damage caused to the public highway and footway should report this through https://www.southend.gov.uk/mysouthend

 

The council held its first ever zero carbon breakfast meeting 22 March to present a new carbon footprint and green city ambition. Held at the Park Inn by Radisson Palace, Southend-on-Sea, the ‘Zero Carbon Southend Breakfast Meeting’ was attended by a wide range of local businesses, stakeholders and residents interested in supporting the council’s drive to reach net zero by 2030.

The largest sources of carbon emissions in Southend are residential energy, commercial energy and road transport. It is essential as individuals and as organisations to understand how our activities contribute to city-wide emissions and to work with our communities and stakeholders to reduce them. Last month also saw Project REMeDY launch an engagement initiative called Green Love Southend and businesses, schools and charities were invited to participate.

The next energy workshop takes place on 31 March where you can learn how to understand your energy bill, find easy savings, and low carbon solutions that can help improve the energy efficiency of your buildings.

For more information and to sign up visit https://www.greenlovesouthend.org/speaking-events

Great British Spring Clean comes to the country’s newest City – Alongside Veolia we are supporting Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean, with the community urged to get involved and help keep our City a place we are all proud of.

The focus of the Great British Spring Clean 2022 is the BigBagChallenge – where people are urged to pledge to pick up as much litter as possible throughout the campaign, which runs nationally until Sunday 10 April.

Equipment including litter pickers, branded sacks, gloves and high viz jackets will be offered to anyone looking to carry out litter picks in their communities. We will also collect any bagged litter from the groups at an agreed location. Anyone collecting as an individual can present their collected bags with their weekly waste collections.

Groups carrying out litter picks must ensure they arrange a collection point with Veolia at least 48 hours before their clean up event.

Anyone wishing to sign up to the Great British Spring Clean please visit the Keep Britain Tidy website. To contact Veolia to organise a group litter pick or to request clean up equipment, please contact uk.southend-recycling@veolia.com

 

Additionally, the public can collect clean up kits from the Civic Centre from Tuesday 29 March.

Relief Effort for Ukraine – SCC News Bulletin

Residents of the City of Southend-on-Sea are showing true generosity in the relief effort for the people of Ukraine.

Facebook group has been set up for the community donation drive with details of local collection points, what items are needed and other up-to-date information. (Please note this Facebook group is not managed by Southend-on-Sea City Council.)

The East Beach Festival is Coming to Shoeburyness

The East Beach Festival an open-air multicultural festival, with a carnival spirit, is coming to Shoeburyness.

This Free event will take place over a 2-day period from 13th – 14th of August 2022, and this year will be marking the 60th Anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence

Read more

 

Planning Applications week ending 25.03.2022

Erect single storey rear and side extensions – Capri George Street Shoeburyness

Application for approval of details pursuant to conditions 04 (details of cycle storage) and 05 (details of waste storage) of planning permission 20/00863/PA3COU dated 22.07.2020 – 32 Ness Road Shoeburyness Southend-on-sea