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Thomas Love; on Seaway, and Southend’s Cinema History

Following the news that Southend Council has approved the controversial Seaway developments, our Candidate for Leigh Ward, Thomas Love gives us his thoughts on the development and its potential impact on the existing ODEON cinema.  Cinemas have been a part of Southend’s colourful local history for almost a century. The Rivoli, Southend’s first dedicated cinema, opened […]

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Southend Council has approved the controversial Seaway development.

On Wednesday’s crucial Development Control Committee, a narrow margin of councillors voted in favour of granting planning permission to the controversial scheme. Despite staunch opposition from neighbouring residents and vocal pleas from many seafront businesses, a proposal to refuse the scheme was narrowly rejected by seven votes to nine and the majority voted in favour of […]

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