April 26, 2019
Summer came early for Southend and its traders this Easter with soaring temperatures and the return of the Southend Shakedown motorcycle event making it the busiest in recent memory.
As temperatures reached the mid 20’s, tens of thousands of tourists and residents flocked to the town.
April 8, 2019
Record numbers of visitors are coming to Southend and they are staying for longer.
Local stakeholders were told the news at Southend’s fourth Annual Tourism Conference, where it was also announced that Southend has seen an increase in overnight stays – the only borough in the UK to do so.
March 17, 2019
Southend Council has agreed to spend an additional £730,000 for one-off schemes and projects across the borough.
The biggest spend is an additional £250,000 to carry out a programme of major patch repairs on roads across Southend.
February 27, 2019
Southend Airport is to become a new gateway to Scotland following a milestone agreement with Loganair to provide routes from the airport to three Scottish destinations from spring 2019.
February 20, 2019
Residents, businesses and community groups are invited to shape the development of Southend over the next 20 years.
February 5, 2019
Southend Council is set to approve the selection of Swan Housing Association as its preferred bidder for the major transformation of the Queensway area in central Southend.
January 16, 2019
Stobart Group today announced plans for a second hotel and other major improvements as it celebrates 10 years since the acquisition of Southend Airport.
January 11, 2019
More than £35m of new projects are proposed by Southend Council as part of its draft capital budget proposals for 2019/20.
On top of existing schemes, this would give the council a capital investment programme of £177m for next 4 years.
December 20, 2018
Works get underway in the new year on a £10 million project to upgrade the runway at Southend Airport.
The upgrade is part of ongoing investment to cater for increased aircraft operations with the opening of a new Ryanair base in summer 2019.
December 4, 2018
Local authorities across south Essex are working together to support the training of over 1,600 local people for jobs in the construction industry by 2020.
This follows a successful bid for £1m of funding from the Construction Skills Fund.