Newsletter 29.01.2022

SHOEBURY MATTERS – 29.01.2022

LuminoCity – It has been confirmed that the Southend LuminoCity installation is 9th Feb. Created by local company Bright Lights, and sponsored by Southend BID, Scribble Trees will combine light and nature in a dazzling spectrum of colour made up of 700 metres of energy efficient LED neon rope lights. Connecting the High Street to the seafront, the installation transforms Royal Square into a rainbow of colour as the lights adorn two trees. During the day they will glow gently, and at night the trees will come alive with a kaleidoscope of vibrant lights.

Elections 2022 – A UK Parliamentary by-election for Southend West constituency will take place on Thursday 3 February 2022.

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS – TRADITIONAL FOOD, ART, CRAFTS, MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE ENDING WITH A FANTASTIC PARADE. DATE OF EVENT: 29.01.2022TO 29.01.2022. TIMES OF EVENT: 11:00:00 TO 17:00:00. LOCATION: HIGH STREET SOUTHEND-ON-SEA

Were you a Brownie? If you were a member of Girlguiding you almost certainly have special memories of the things you did. If you weren’t then you missed out!  Sadly, there are many young women who are missing out on all the wonderful experiences we have to offer simply because we don’t have enough adult volunteers. Why not join us and make new friends, build your confidence, and empower girls to know they can do anything!  Find out more by registering at: https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/register-your-interest/

SCAMS – Remember as a general rule, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is! Many people, particularly the elderly & vulnerable, are lured by the prospect of a surprise win, and give large amounts of money to claim their fake prize. Examples of scam mail The most common is the fake prize scam, you get a message by post, email or text saying you’ve won a prize/competition, usually one you’ve never heard of. The message asks for an upfront payment to claim the prize, which either never arrives or is very different to what was promised.

‘Psychic’ and ‘clairvoyant’ scams set up victims for a fake prize scam. In this situation, a ‘psychic’ sends the victim a list of ‘lucky’ lottery numbers. Soon afterwards, a letter arrives telling the victim they’ve won a lottery with those exact numbers. Of course, this is all part of the scam. It can only take a single response to a scammer to be inundated with more scam mail. Your name and address will be included on a ‘suckers list’ and you’ll get lots of scam mail every day. Remember, you: • Can’t win money or a prize in a lottery you haven’t entered • Can’t be ‘chosen at random’ from a list you didn’t sign up to • Should never have to pay a fee or make a purchase to claim a legitimate prize

PS You will not get a message on your mobile or house phone from a legitimate deliverer (Think – How would they know your number!

 

Planning Applications week ending 28.01.2022

Erect 3no. single storey self-contained cafes with green roofs, external patios for seating and tensile structures with horizontal fabric sails for shading to front and side – Former East Beach Rampart Terrace Shoeburyness

Erect part single/part two storey side and rear extension, alter elevations – 46 Church Road Shoeburyness Essex Application to vary condition 02 (Approved Plans) replace plan number 8804/04 with 8804/04B and remove condition 04 – reduce size of extension and extend terrace over (Minor Material Amendment of Planning Permission 18/02330/FULH dated 27/03/2019) – 12 Lodwick Shoeburyness Southend-on-Sea