SHOEBURY MATTERS 04.10.2020

Mobile COVID-19 testing at Shoebury Park – A mobile testing unit for COVID-19 has been set up for appointments at Shoebury Park. It is open two days of the week from Tuesday 29 September, on alternative days to the mobile testing site at Southend Airport, therefore increasing the amount of appointments which can be offered. It is important that anyone with COVID-19 symptoms of a high temperature, a new persistent cough and a change or lack of taste or smell, book a test as soon as possible via the NHS website or by calling 119. You must have an appointment in order to receive a test at these sites.

Let’s live well Southend! – Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is excited to announce the launch of the newly designed website for health and wellbeing services in the Borough. – ‘Livewell Southend’. It holds a wealth of information regarding statutory services, health and wellbeing-related information and guidance, as well as a directory of local organisations and community groups.  The aim of the website is to celebrate what is on offer in the local community, varying from a mental health service to a yoga class, or a childminder to a toddler group – it’s where you go to find out how to live well in Southend. The website is run by the local community and funded by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. There are many organisations that have been involved, including our partners Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS) and Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

 

A letter from the ‘Mid and South Essex Clinical Commissioning Groups’ to one of our members regarding a Shoeburyness Health Centre

‘Dear Mr Ali, Many thanks for attending our AGM and Governing Body meeting. During the meeting you asked for a summary re. new estate solutions in Shoebury to share with your networks.   As promised, please see below wording provided by Simon Williams, Director of Partnerships and Integration: ‘A meeting was held with key stakeholders in February 2020 to understand existing situation, key service requirements and risks/benefits. Following this a Strategic Business Case was developed. However no progress has been made with this during coronavirus pandemic. This week there was a system meeting that approved the Strategic Business Case. There is a meeting on the 1st October, with the stakeholders with the objective to create a long list of options (all potential sites available).  This will quickly be whittled down to a short list which can then be fully costed. There is still some way to go before we can name a location and commit to a “finish” date but St Luke’s shows it can be done and we’ll use that for our learning. ‘

Peter Lovett also attended the ‘zoom’ meeting and he reports ‘They were adamant that they will not build a Health Centre on a grade 3 Flood Plain, because if a disaster should happen they will lose a facility that will be paramount.’ (So any talk of a Health Centre on what was part of Gunners Park is totally unfounded)

Sujun Fieldhouse | Economic Development Officer | Economic Growth Group Regeneration and Business Development | Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

The Economic Development Team, Southend on Sea Borough Council, have arranged a number of online events to help businesses dealing with the challenges presented during COVID stricken time. The loss of business, income or jobs, coupled with ever increasing threats from cybercrime, make it paramount that businesses and residents alike need to be equipped with tools and skills to ride above the challenge.  Both events are suitable for businesses and individuals.

  1. Introduction of Cyber Security for Businesses – 15 October, 9-10am on Teams. This session will be delivered by Essex Police Cyber Protect expert. Registration is live at Eventbrite: https://cybersecurity20.eventbrite.co.uk
  2. Digital Marketing Strategy with Google Digital Garage & Southend-on-Sea Borough Council – 22 October, 11am-12pm on Youtube live. This session will be delivered by a well-praised Google Digital Garage trainer. Registration is live at: https://bit.ly/3cNXND0

 

Planning applications week ending 02.10.2020

REPLACE EXISTING SINGLE GLAZED WINDOWS WITH DOUBLE GLAZED SASH WINDOWS AND REPLACEMENT DOOR TO GROUND FLOOR – 14 THE TERRACE

ERECT 5 TWO STOREY DWELLINGHOUSES WITH ASSOCIATED PARKING, AMENITY AREA, CYCLE AND REFUSE STORAGE (AMENDED PROPOSAL) – REAR OF 1 SHOEBURY AVENUE SHOEBURYNESS

RAISE CANOPY TO 3M TO LONDON PLANE (T1) AT FRONT (APPLICATION FOR WORKS TO A TREE WITHIN A CONSERVATION AREA) – 23 WARRIOR SQUARE ROAD SHOEBURYNESS SOUTHEND-ON-SEA

ERECT FIRST FLOOR SIDE EXTENSION WITH JULIETTE BALCONY AND ROOFLIGHTS TO REAR – 22 BUCKLAND SHOEBURYNESS SOUTHEND-ON-SEA

ERECT SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION, PROJECTING 6M BEYOND THE EXISTING REAR WALL OF THE DWELLING, 2.4M HIGH TO EAVES AND WITH A MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF 3.86M – 67 THORPEDENE GARDENS SHOEBURYNESS

MOD report

 

Date            Reason for Notification
5 & 6 October 2020 Explosions may be noticed
7 October 2020 Gunfire and Explosions may be noticed
8 October 2020 Gunfire may be noticed
9-11 October 2020 Nothing to report