Promoting Southend to attract investment, support businesses and boost the local economy
February 14, 2017
A new nursery, community hall and nine new houses will be built on the site of the Friar’s Community Centre, the former Friar’s Library and the now-closed Renown Pupil Referral Unit.
February 10, 2017
A vacant unit on the centre of Southend’s seafront could be transformed into a café and events venue that will showcase the Borough’s buoyant cultural scene.
Southend Council has submitted a planning application seeking to change the use and refurbish the empty retail unit, known as Unit 21, which was built as part of the Pier Hill lift project but never occupied.
The plans submitted to the Council’s Development Control team provide for café space with a patio, gallery space and kitchen and seating.
February 3, 2017
Southend Council will receive nearly £20m for the Airport Business Park Southend (ABPS) project.
The news was announced this week by Local Growth Minister, Andrew Percy, who announced a government cash injection of £102 million for capital projects for the South East Local Enterprise Partnership.
Southend Council has secured nearly one-fifth of the entire allocation across the SELEP area, and the funding will allow for a new Innovation Centre to be built on the ABPS site, which is owned by Southend Council, but located within the Rochford District.
February 1, 2017
Local authorities serving South Essex have been awarded over £3m towards an innovative project that aims to promote sustainable transport and employment.
‘South Essex Active Travel’ will see jobseekers, young people, students and volunteers offered targeted travel advice and sustainable transport incentives to better connect them with 12,100 jobs and 10,500 education and training opportunities that will be available in South Essex over the next three years.
January 20, 2017
The Council is set to continue its major investment in Southend Pier, with a further £11.5m proposed to be spent on maintenance, repairs and major improvements over the next four years.
January 12, 2017
Expanded secondary schools, a new care campus for the elderly, and investment in the Pier, parks and car parking improvements top the funding list as Southend Council's draft capital budget up to 2021 has been revealed.
December 22, 2016
Stobart Group, the operator of Southend Airport, has confirmed that Flybe will operate 12 new European routes from the airport next year.
The routes, operated through Stobart's franchise agreement with Flybe, will start from May 2017, though tickets are already on sale.