Newsletter 28.11.2021



Attached is the layout for the Coastal Hydraulic fitness area at Shoebury Common North that should be installed by spring of next year

The City gave its farewell to Sir David Amess MP – Standing together united residents of Southend-on-Sea gave Sir David Amess MP a dignified and respectful goodbye following a special memorial service for family, friends and invited guests.

At 12.15pm the church bells began tolling, as guests began to arrive for the 1pm service. Beautiful music from organist Melanie van Looy, accompanied by The Southend Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs, Leigh Orpheus Male Voice Choir and St. Mary’s Church Choir, greeted the guests as they took their seats and accompanied them during the service.

Firefighters from Essex County Fire and Rescue acted as pallbearers, carrying Sir David, whose casket was draped with a Union flag, flowers and ceremonial sword, into the church.

Lining the churchyard path were the 3rd Chalkwell Sea Scouts, The Royal Naval Association Standard Bearer and the 1312 Royal Air Force Air Cadet Standard.

Members of the public gathered in the churchyard to listen to the service, which included a eulogy from the Right Honourable Mark Francois MP, and readings from Rev Monsignor Kevin William Hale, Rev Clifford Newman, James Duddridge MP, The Worshipful the Mayor Cllr Margaret Borton, and Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst HM Lord-Lieutenant of Essex.



Construction is underway to deliver council’s first zero carbon affordable homes – using modern methods of construction (MMC) as part of a wider project to review the council’s underused land.

Four new homes are being built on two disused garage sites in Saxon Gardens, Shoeburyness and they are classed as zero carbon homes because emissions are reduced and they will use innovative space heating and cooling technologies including solar panels. The offsite construction also contributes to carbon offsetting.  Full completion is expected by Spring 2022.

Twenty One has reopened, a unique space on Southend seafront. It is a Cultural and Community Cafe that welcomes enquiries from charities and community groups. The team is run by Elwira, along with Hayley the venue’s event manager and Magda, the venue’s catering manager. The team would love to hear from you; they are friendly and will do their best to make the venue work for you. The venue is fully accessible with no steps and two gender neutral toilets, one that allows full access by patrons with disabilities and the other toilet has baby changing facilities.




Planning Applications week ending 26.11.2021

None for Shoebury