Local News

Southend is 'Council of the Year 2012'

Conservative led Southend Council has been named as The Council of The Year, by the Local Government Chronicle. This is a prestigious and much coveted award- well done to all involved.

Campaign for Driving Test Centre

James Duddridge MP is hosting a meeting with Mike Penning MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Transport on Thursday 2nd February to see if Southend can trial a new driving test centre.

Southend Shortlisted for Best Council

LCG AWARDS 2012Southend Council has again been shortlisted for Best Council award. There are 5 other Councils that have been shortlisted for the 2nd year running Southend is one of the best 6 Councils.The Shortlisting reads-Southend-on-Sea Borough Council - Creating A Better Southend   

Southend Street Lights to Stay on

Southend will not be used as a 'guinea pig' for plans to switch off street lights, a council chief has vowed. Pictueed right, Tony Cox, the Tory councillor responsible for highways, declared the town would not be joining Essex County Council's scheme to turn off lamps in residential roads between midnight and 5am.