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February 20, 2018
There’s even more Mediterranean sunshine available from Southend Airport this summer as Air Malta takes off from London’s Best Airport for the very first time.
The flag carrying airline of Malta will be operating three times weekly to the island from May 4th, 2018. It will also fly to two Italian islands; there will be weekly flights to both Catania (the second largest city of Malta’s neighbour, Sicily) and Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia.
February 2, 2018
Southend Council has successfully bid for £15m of Government funding to help make the Better Queensway project a reality.
The award from the Housing Infrastructure Fund is the third largest single allocation of 134 awards made across the country, and is one of thirteen across the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) area that will receive a share of more than £82m.
January 26, 2018
Statistics published yesterday by the Department for Education confirmed Southend as an overall area performed well above the national* average under the Government’s new GCSE measures, coming 16th out of 151 local authority areas for the new Attainment 8 measure, and 13th for students achieving Grade 5 or above in English and maths combined (54.1% compared to 42.6% nationally).
January 25, 2018
Southend Council is looking for residents and visitors, including young people, to take part in an online consultation for a possible new sports facility in the town centre for wheeled sports enthusiasts.
The online consultation looks to identify which of three possible locations local people and visitors would prefer to see the potential new facility built.
January 12, 2018
Southend Council has unveiled its draft capital budget for April 2018 onwards, with around £20m proposed for new and existing projects up to March 2020.
This additional investment means that, if approved, some £185m of capital investments will made into the Borough over the next four years.
January 11, 2018
Southend Council is to consider budgeting £2.7m towards a four-year programme to realise ambitions to deliver the second phase of development at The Forum on Elmer Square.
The contribution would help fund a £19m expansion of The Forum - the country’s first combined academic and public library - on the area in front of the award-winning building.
January 3, 2018
QinetiQ and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) are investing £20 million into MOD Shoeburyness to upgrade facilities and recruit more specialist engineers.
December 21, 2017
A key planning document that will guide development of central Southend and the central seafront over the next five years has been given the go-ahead by a government planning inspector.
The Southend Central Area Action Plan sets out proposed planning policies by the Council for managing development and assessing planning applications in Southend Central Area through to 2021.
December 15, 2017
Train operator c2c has announced a deal for £100m worth of new trains to be manufactured by Bombardier.
The agreement will see 60 carriages of the latest Aventra trains delivered to c2c by the end of 2021, three years earlier than previously planned.