29 November 2018
Southend Council recently published its Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy detailing how child poverty in the borough has increased from 19% to 29%. We've done some Homework for Mr Duddridge, and hopefully, he'll see this.
23 November 2018
In the past few weeks, a new offshoot of the #SaveSouthendNHS campaign has been launched demanding that Southend Council build 400 new 'affordable', private rent, and social homes on the former NHS-owned land adjacent to the proposed Fossetts Farm developments.
17 November 2018
Today, Saturday 17th November 2018, the Eastern Region Green Party, including Councillor James Abbott and members of the Essex Green Parties, voted unanimously to oppose the proposal for a new crossing of the Thames by road.
16 November 2018
Under the proposed plans, ONE-THIRD of all Essex Libraries will be permanently closed, with a further 19 facing the threat of closure.
18 October 2018
While Southend Council has finally admitted that the Cliffs is not going to be the location for their "Thames Estuary Experience" Museum, it has not ruled out what will happen to the Cliff Gardens site.
29 September 2018
With the seemingly unanimous support of most Southend residents, Mr Courtenay seems to have hit the nail on the head with a wonderful and potentially election-winning idea... Or has he?
24 September 2018
If in less than a year, the publicised cost of the project can increase by £15m, how long will it be before we reach the £80m threshold prophesied by SKIPP almost a decade ago?
23 July 2018
This week, 14th-21st July 2018, has been a blaze of LGBTIQA+ culture, community, and splendour in Southend. Returning for the first time in over fifteen years, Southend Pride featured a packed week of literary, theatrical, faith, musical, comedic, and social events, and it has been truly spectacular.
09 July 2018
Simon Cross gives his analysis of the recently announced decision to close Orsett Hospital, and the other decisions likely to affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of NHS users across South Essex.
30 May 2018
Yesterday, three members of our local party attended the Community Policing Meeting at the Civic Centre focussing on the town centre wards of Kursaal, Milton, and Victoria. The meeting saw most of the attendees raising the same issue about different locations across the three wards; Drug dealing and Drug Use on our streets.