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. The first phase of the works will see the removal of the Tamarisk that surrounds the site, creating a more open feel and helping increase awareness of the area.
Plans will then include a children’s play area, outdoor fitness equipment, coastal planting and picnic tables. Other plans include an outdoor games table and pedestrian pathways.
Cllr Lesley Salter, cabinet member for healthy communities and wellbeing, said: “Shoebury Common North is a real hidden gem, with many families of residents and visitors settling down there for a day to enjoy the sun, whilst being within walking distance of Shoeburyness beach.
“We are confident these plans will provide a boost to businesses in the Shoeburyness and Thorpe Bay area, as well as offering more activities for residents and visitors.”