In August 2020, the South East Essex Green Party launched an open survey of the town’s residents on their experiences of cycling in Southend. The survey, which has been open for eight months, saw avid bikers and non-cyclists alike contribute to the results. The data published today paints a promising picture of many would-be cyclists, […]
Over the past few months, the council and residents have been embroiled in an unproductive debate over car parking in Southend town centre, the associated parking charges, and what impact this will have on the town’s businesses as we recover from the COVID pandemic.
As the town’s large seafront businesses lobby the council for increasingly lowered car parking rates and the under-pressure council eyes up more locations for new and larger car parks, new insight from the Green Party suggests the obvious solutions no-one is talking about. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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? […]
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? […]
The Southend and Westcliff Hebrew Congregation have submitted a planning application for an Eruv across a large area of Southend. While we recognise the potential positive attributes the Eruv garners our local Jewish community in way of access and mobility, we cannot support it. […]