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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.
December 15, 2017
Southend schools have once again soared up the national performance tables, coming 28th out of 151 local authorities for reading, writing and maths at Key Stage 2. This is a rise of 22 places from 2016.
December 12, 2017
EasyJet is launching four routes out of Southend Airport to Bordeaux, Prague, Dubrovnik and Pula.
The flight to France will have three weekly frequencies once it launches on July 25 next year, while the twice-weekly Prague flight launches on July 27.
The two Croatian services will operate twice weekly with Pula commencing on July 27 and Dubrovnik the day after.
December 5, 2017
Plans to deliver increased secondary school places from 2018 onwards are set to be fully delivered through expansions at existing secondary schools, rather than the building of a new school.
Eight local secondary schools have confirmed to the council that they are willing to expand to create 13 new forms of entry (FE) between them by 2020.