NEWSLETTER 30.05.2021



ESTUARY 2021 – Three brilliant actors performing at Gunners Park yesterday



Veolia – There are two attachments from Veolia 1) Notes of a GLC meeting 2) Newsletter

The Rising Tide: A Story Trail – The Rising Tide is a walking adventure for live audiences diving into the stories of local people whose lives have been shaped by Estuary. This interactive story trail takes the audience on an exciting exploration of the history of the iconic East Beach in Shoebury and the natural beauty of living besides the sandy beach that holds the tales of the past, and potential future – Saturday 12 June 18:30-19.30 & 20:00-21.00 & Sunday 13 June 18.30-19.30 –  East beach (near children’s play area)

About the artists – Coney are Bafta award winning interactive theatre-makers. We create games, adventures and play where people can choose to take a meaningful part. Coney are excited to be working with BA Community Theatre Third Year students at East 15 in South Essex to devise this production.

The experience starts when you first hear about it, and only ends when you stop thinking and talking about it.

Have your say on BBQs

Tell us what you think about the use of barbecues in our public areas, to help us consider how best to manage our beaches and outdoor spaces for residents and visitors who use them.

Tell us what you think

Planned roadworks for June

A full list of roads set for repairs between April 2021 and March 2022 was released in March 2021, as the council’s highways contractor, Marlborough, will be repairing and re-laying full roads and stretches of roads that require immediate attention.

Works for the following roads are planned throughout June.

Great British Spring Clean set to take over the town

The Great British Spring Clean is a campaign run by Keep Britain Tidy and is set to run from Friday 28 May until Sunday 13 June. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is delighted to be supporting the event with the help of the Make Southend Sparkle initiative.

Over the course of the two weeks, community and resident groups are invited to take part in litter picks in their local areas. Make Southend Sparkle already have a jam-packed first week of events taking place at various beaches and parks across the Borough, by providing litter picking equipment to anyone in groups of four or more willing to take part. Equipment includes hoops, bags, litter picks and Make Southend Sparkle will also arrange for collection of litter at the end of the day.

Find out more


Essex Police News Update – Latest News from Roger Hirst

Roger Hirst, the newly re-elected Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, has outlined his plan for making Essex safer.

He said: “We have a three-year term to build on what we have already delivered for the people of Essex. We will continue to get crime down and make Essex safer. The first step in doing that will be to take my manifesto, which was so strongly endorsed, and use that as the basis to form our Police and Crime Plan and refresh our Fire and Rescue Plan. Those two documents are key as they set the strategy for both services and the performance measures in them are how we can hold both services to account on behalf of the people of Essex who I have been elected to represent.”

Read the full update


Your Community Needs You – Girlguiding South East

Come and volunteer with Girlguiding within Essex South East and help girls know they can do anything! Become a Girlguiding volunteer today and make a difference not only to girls and young women but to yourself! Learn more