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  • Article: Jun 12, 2021
    By Cllr Barry Aspinell

    Message from County Councillor Barry Aspinell re Ongar Road Closure

    Following being alerted to this problem by Mr. Woodcock, I contacted ECC Highways as I have received no notification of the major road closure and route diversion. Apparently, an automated website notification was sent to me on Wednesday, but unfortunately it never reached its destination!

  • Melvin Caton
    Article: May 27, 2021
    By Melvin Caton

    Uttlesford Liberal Democrats have said that the decisions of the Planning Inspectors allowing expansion at Stansted Airport to 43 million passengers per annum and the award of costs against Uttlesford District Council will result in an "environmental and financial disaster" for residents in the Uttlesford district.

  • Article: May 25, 2021

    Following on from the success of the Christmas Draw the LIb Dems present our new Summer Draw. Prizes include a top cash prize of £1,200. Enter via https://libdemdraw.org.uk/tendring-district and you will be helping your local Lib Dem party, Tendring District Liberal Democrats to raise funds to increase our presence in this area.

  • Carole Mulroney
    Article: May 21, 2021

    The Joint Administration has seen the Council through thick and thin during the pandemic and yet has still managed to move forward with major projects in the Borough; ensuring a return to economic growth and regeneration in the coming years, despite Tory opposition to schemes they themselves had previously endorsed.

  • Article: May 21, 2021
    In www.southend.gov.uk

    Westcliff BeachSouthend-on-Sea has been commended for the quality and management of its beaches after five beaches were awarded the Blue Flag and all eight beaches were given a Seaside Award.

    One third of beaches in the east of England which have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Award are located in Southend, with five of the 15 awards coming to Southend beaches.

    East Beach, Shoebury Common Beach, Thorpe Bay Beach, Three Shells Beach and Westcliff Beach have all retained their Blue Flag this summer, matching the previous year's record of five award winning beaches.

    The Blue Flag awards, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, is an international award for well-managed beaches with excellent water quality.

    In addition, all Southend beaches have been presented with a Seaside Award by Keep Britain Tidy. The Seaside Award recognises beaches that are well-managed and maintained. This means that of the 20 Seaside Awards awarded in the east of England, almost half belong to Southend.

    Cllr Kevin Robinson, cabinet member for business, culture and tourism, said "Both awards are the quality marks for our beaches and mean those visiting them can be sure that they are clean and safe and meet the highest environmental standards.

    "Southend-on-Sea welcomes over 7 million visitors per year, and with Blue Flag and Seaside Awards flying above our beaches, residents and visitors will know that they are the best in the country. Being a seaside town, we hope following Coronavirus that this helps set us apart as a perfect staycation destination and are hopeful that this will be a bumper summer season to really boost the local economy.

    "We want everyone to enjoy our beaches and help keep them award winning. We are all aware of the damage our waste causes to marine life and so we can all personally make a difference by disposing of rubbish responsibly when visiting the seaside or taking it home if any bins are full."

  • Article: May 21, 2021
    In www.southend.gov.uk

    Reverend paul mackay from st mary s prittlewellSouthend-on-Sea Borough Council's Faith and Belief Network, SAVS and Southend Museums are organising the first ever virtual Faith and Belief Festival to celebrate the cultural diversity of the Borough.

    Co-produced in collaboration with a diverse range of communities, the Faith and Belief Festival runs from Monday 17 May with an online exhibition and welcomes those who want to showcase their faith or belief and encourages us all as a community to get to know each other a little bit better.

    With the festival launching on the same day the country enters Step 3 of the government's roadmap out of lockdown, the festival is also asking contributors to share their experiences of previous national lockdowns and how their faith and belief has helped them.

    The coronavirus pandemic saw our connections with the people and support systems we usually rely on become fractured by lockdowns and social distancing. Coronavirus restrictions have forced places of worship to stop or limit services, with many moving to online worship. Weddings and funerals have been curtailed.

    CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

  • Carole Mulroney
    Article: May 16, 2021

    You will have seen the results of the recent elections for Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. The Liberal Democrats had a strong night. We didn't get all the results we had hoped for, but, with the re-election of Peter Wexham in Leigh and the changes in other parties' fortunes, we have enhanced our vital position on the Council and can continue to work for a brighter, greener future for Southend, ensuring investment in the town and support for vital services.

  • Article: May 15, 2021
    By Barrie Coker

    The March & April 2021 100 Cub Draws took place following the local election count last Friday 7th May . The results are:

    March

    - 1st Prize #16 Mary Pitkin - £25;

    - 2nd Prize #93 Rosemary Smith - £15;

    - 3rd Prize #84 Gary Scott - £10

    April

    - 1st Prize #70 Terry Barrett;

    - 2nd Prize #100 Ann Wiggins;

  • Climate change letter to Amess & Duddridge 15may2021 ()
    Article: May 15, 2021
    By Cllr Carole Mulroney, Leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

    Cllr Carole Mulroney, Leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has written to Southend's two MPs asking them to support Amendment (a) to the Queen's speech, which calls on the Government to introduce and make time available for a Climate and Ecological Emergency (CEE) Bill to progress and be debated in Parliament.

  • Article: May 10, 2021

    Congratulations to Jon Whitehouse who was elected to the District Council with an emphatic 61% of the vote in the Epping Hemnall ward (see full details). We're delighted to continue to represent Epping residents and hope that results like this inspire more people to help us increase our presence across the district in future elections.