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Southend Council’s Conflict of Interest Rule Threatened

At a recent meeting of the Southend Borough Council’s Standards Committee, a dispensation was granted to overturn the council’s own conflict of interest rule. The rule, designed to prohibit Councillors voting on issues which they might potentially benefit from, was recently overturned to allow seven Conservative councillors to vote on the proposed tenancy licencing scheme. The […]

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Beaches are improving, say Green Action

Beach Clean Volunteers note a dramatic reduction in amount of waste at Westcliff Beach. At the recent Westcliff Beach Clean on the 18th November 2017, a significant improvement was noted by the volunteers. The event, co-hosted by Green Action, Southend Beachcare Group, and Surfers Against Sewage, saw volunteers from across the borough battle the poor weather […]

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