Council inspecting potholes within 24-hours and carrying out longer-term repairs

Southend-on-Sea City Council is continuing to take the subject of potholes seriously, with reports being investigated within 24 hours – making it one of the most responsive councils in the UK. If a resident reports a pothole on any local road using MySouthend, it will be inspected within a 24-hour window or by the next working […]

Back to bus use with enhanced partnership agreement in Southend-on-Sea

A report outlining how the council and local bus companies can work together to improve bus services and increase bus use is to be discussed at cabinet (item 11, Thursday 12 January 2023). It comes after the Department for Transport published a National Bus Strategy in March 2021 titled ‘Bus Back Better’, with the aim […]

Southend-on-Sea Cabinet set to discuss new moving traffic enforcement powers

An application to Government for moving traffic enforcement powers to help reduce congestion and make roads safer, is set to be discussed at a Southend-on-Sea City Council cabinet next week. Local authorities outside of London can now apply for moving traffic offences powers, enabling them to issue fines to drivers for certain offences, as part […]

New team to carry out minor road repairs at no cost to Southend-on-Sea council

A new minor repairs team – whose aim will be find and repair potholes and minor road defects across the City – are about to hit the streets as part of Southend-on-Sea’s drive to improve the local road network. Marlborough Ltd has successfully secured a three-year extension with the council as part of a contractual […]

Further funding available for Southend-on-Sea to ‘unlock’ city’s potential

Southend-on-Sea City Council is set to bid for up to £26.5m of funding through round two of the Government’s Levelling Up Fund, which could see major improvements to the A127 and several projects to help unlock the High Street’s potential. The council’s Cabinet will discuss a report which outlines two bids for the Levelling Up […]

Highways enforcement team helping to protect roads and pavements in Southend

The highways enforcement team at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has been cracking down on residents and developers causing obstruction or damage to the public highway to provide the City with better and safer roads and pavements. The new team is made up of experienced enforcement officers who respond to reports received of obstructions or damage caused […]

Increased road safety as areas of Southend-on-Sea declare ‘twenty is plenty’

Safer, greener roads are set to be trialled in two areas across Southend-on-Sea as the council looks to keep residents safe, tackle speeding and reduce vehicle emissions. Reducing speed limits to 20mph in residential streets has a number of positive impacts, including increased safety for local residents, and can reduce vehicle emissions. The proposals for 20mph […]


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