From Peter Lovett – As a committee member of better Start, which is part of the ABSS Shoebury wards, we applied for funding to run a Painting & Photographic competition which we felt would engage the families and support them using technology together. We received £350 and once completed we shall receive further funding to SHOWCASE some of the work submitted. We are offering three £50 vouchers for a toy shop. We want to also offer 20 submissions the chance to win a creative or educational prize worth around £10 each.

We are excited about the way families will combine a mixture of media, including painting, drawing, photography & show how this relates to your experiences with Covid-19. Please share with local Shoebury Schools & any family members you think may benefit .We are giving you all until Friday 17th July to submit your entries. You can send electronically to For people that do not have such facilities you can post or deliver by hand to my address at 72 Leitrim Avenue SS3 9HF. Please include your name, address and telephone number – GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL

Southend Pier reopening:  Southend Pier will reopen on Monday 6 July. More details are on our website:

Planning Applications – Weekly list attached

MOD report

Date Reason for Notification
29 & 30 June 2020Nothing to report
1-5 July 2020Nothing to report

Best wishes to you all