Tell us How Covid Has Impacted Your Employment

Essex County Council is looking to better understand who has been impacted by Covid-19 in terms of employment, how they have been affected, and what support people might need around employment in the future.

To help with this, we are keen to hear about your own experiences of employment over the last year. Please complete the survey below by the 17th May. If you are selected to participate in the follow up research, we’ll provide a £10 supermarket voucher as a thank you for taking part. Complete the survey

New Commissions & Events for Estuary 2021

Estuary 2021 is a large-scale live and online arts festival which will see over 90 works and events presented in outdoor locations across Essex and Kent, from Shoeburyness to Tilbury, from Gravesend to Margate; including Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea and Southend on Sea in Essex: The programme extends from the most easterly points of the Thames as it merges with the North Sea, and into London, with programme at Lesnes Abbey Woods.

The newly announced programme adds to a line-up of over 70 contributors. Read more

Good Neighbours Make Good Friends

During the past year, thousands of street-level Whatsapp and Facebook groups have sprung up around the UK to support each other within our neighbourhoods and protect the most vulnerable. Sometimes called Mutual Aid groups, they have been a lifeline for those who are self isolating or living alone, and have been fantastic for creating meaningful relationships during a time of uncertainty. Read more

Holiday Activities & Food Programme Summer 2021

Southend Council are pleased to confirm they are once again looking to deliver the Holiday Activity Fund to young people who are eligible for benefits based free school meals for 4 weeks over the Summer holidays.

Southend Borough Council will be coordinating the programme in Southend. Through this programme we will aim to engage and support young people who are eligible for benefits based free school meals. Read more



Planning Applications week ending 07.05.2021

Demolish existing building, erect chalet bungalow with basement level, balcony to rear, layout parking to front (Amended Proposal) – 60 Leitrim Avenue

Demolish garage, erect single storey side and rear extension – 78 Richmond Avenue Shoeburyness Southend-On-Sea

Erect single storey side/front extension with porch to front and alter rear elevation (Amended proposal) – 122 Maplin Way




MOD Report


Date Reason for notification
10, 14-16 May 2021 Nothing to report
11 & 13 May 2021 Explosions may be noticed
12 May 2021 Gunfire may be noticed