Promoting Southend to attract investment, support businesses and boost the local economy
July 12, 2018
Works to rejuvenate a popular visitor location in the east of the town have now begun and are expected to be completed by October 2019.
Shoebury Common North is undergoing a £300,000 make-over after Southend Council ran a public consultation in 2016 to see what residents would like to see in the open space.
June 21, 2018
A major new festival is coming to Southend this summer, bringing a range of cultural events to the town centre, seafront and Pier.
Inspired by its famous Scottish counterpart, the brand-new Southend Festival has ambitions to become the 'go-to place’ for some of Britain’s top comedians as they warm-up for the famous Edinburgh Fringe. The festival’s organisers, Southend BID, also hopes its exciting, six-week programme of events, including art, music, literature, performance and more will put the Essex coastal town on the wider cultural map.
June 13, 2018
London Southend Airport owner, Stobart Group, has today announced an exciting new partnership with Ryanair.
This five-year agreement, extendable to ten, will see Ryanair open a new base at London Southend Airport with three Ryanair planes operating out of the airport from Summer 2019, providing 13 routes to eight European countries, including six new destinations.
June 1, 2018
There were more visitors to Southend Pier last month than any other May since official records began in 2006.
A total of 47,048 visitors visited the world’s longest pleasure pier this May, smashing the previous record of 37,349 in May 2016.
Two bank holidays of sunny weather, boat trips from the pier, new concessions and the popular Sunday Showcase music events are all thought to have contributed the pier’s record-breaking popularity.
May 25, 2018
A popular open-top bus service will return to Southend’s seafront from this weekend.
Go-Ahead London have announced that the red and white Route 68 bus service will once again be navigating its way along the Southend-on-Sea seafront between the Kursaal and Leigh-on-Sea from this weekend.
May 23, 2018
More restaurants and bars are on the way to Southend Airport after a £5m partnership was announced this week.
Award-winning TRG Concessions will take over the existing airport-operated outlets and their teams in June 2018. These will then be transformed into a bespoke pub and dining concept named The Navigator, along with Giraffe Stop and Costa outlets, during the summer. They have further plans to introduce more nationally recognised food and drink brands over the coming years.
May 9, 2018
Southend University Hospital has expanded its critical care facility to provide a £1 million high-dependency unit (HDU) for patients, increasing its ability to help more patients who need extra care.
Known as the Kitty Hubbard HDU, it will strengthen the service the hospital provides for patients who have had major surgery or who no longer need intensive care but still require specialist monitoring and require a higher level of organ support.