Today's local weather

Todays weather in Southend and the forcast for the rest of the week.

The Local Tide Tables

Southend-On-Sea tide times are listed below, including sunrise and sunset times, moon rise and moonset times, and the current moon phase. Simply use the tide calendar to view tide times up to 6 days in advance.

Bus and Train Time Tables

With two train services and even more bus companies operating in Southend we have put all their times and details at your finger tips.

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Southend, Remember 1959

Volunteers, Walk this way

Walk this Way’ – the local Health Walks Scheme – is looking to recruit volunteer walk leaders to help run free walks across the Borough.            READ MORE

‘Walk this Way’ – the local Health Walks Scheme – is looking to recruit volunteer walk leaders to help run free walks across the Borough. Read More

From 1st February 2017, SOS Domestic Abuse Projects will be responsible for delivering a combined community-based support and accommodation service in the borough of Southend.



Mix of savings and investments part of 2017/18 draft budget 

Thursday 12th January 2017

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has unveiled its draft revenue budget for 2017/18 which shows how the council must bridge a budget gap of nearly £13m.



Tenant rent reduction but housing budget faces future deficit

Nearly £60m new investment proposed over the next four years

Thursday 12th January 2017

Expanded secondary schools, a new care campus for the elderly, and investment in the Pier, parks and car parking improvements top the funding list as the council’s draft capital budget up to 2021 has been revealed.    READ MORE

Council 125th Anniversary cash boost to help kick-start local projects  Read More

Live on Mars - Thu 18 May 2017 -
Cliffs Pavilion
A bold new stage production celebrating iconic pop hero David Bowie; his music, artistry, style and showmanship… BOOK HERE

Major investment in Southend Pier set to continue

 Monday 16th January 2017

The Council is set to continue its major investment in Southend Pier, with a further £11.5m proposed to be spent on maintenance, repairs and major improvements over the next four years. Read More

Todays Weather​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

A chilly but dry and bright start with some sunshine through the morning. Cloud amounts gradually increasing through the day along with outbreaks of rain in places during the late afternoon. Westerly winds strengthening.


Cloudy and windy with outbreaks of rain at times although some parts of the region will stay largely dry. Mild.

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Aviation Minister visit to Southend Airport


Thursday January 19, 2017


Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Transport (Minister for Aviation), visited London Southend Airport today. 


More than 10k LED street lights keep Southend shining bright


Motoring News
The New 2017 MINI Countryman Full review
Fashion News -
Fashion Shoot - with Ellie Tomasi Watch Video

The Best Bar None


A landmark bar in Southend’s town centre has been sold to the Stockvale Group, owners of Adventure Island and Sea-Life Adventure. READ MORE

Businesses to join Essex’s first Big Weekend!

Excitement is building for the first ever Big Weekend in Essex (1 /2 April), when hundreds of residents will be able to visit some of the county’s finest tourist attractions for free.


MyTown Southend is a Community Interest Company.  The organisation provides practical solutions to social exclusion caused by unemployment, youth disengagement and social isolation.


The company was formed following an upsurge in negative news stories portrayed in local and national media about Southend.  

Calling all Southend RNLI volunteers past and present READ MORE
Southend Business Partnership

Travel to work and training in South Essex gets £3m boost Read More

New local focus for domestic abuse support READ MORE

Travel to work and training in South Essex gets £3m boost Read More

Southend-on-Sea retains Purple Flag status READ MORE

Eating out again?  Why not volunteer to be our Restaurant critic?

Shopping again? Why not be our fashion contributor?
Could you join the driving force behind a local charity? READ MORE
Vacant unit could be transformed into cultural venue READ MORE

Otterly Brilliant!

Sea-Life Adventure now has more animal magic than ever before READ MORE

Get on track and find

your happy pace

Do you want to get fit but don’t want to go it alone? Join the Running Sisters READ MORE

Light Bulb moment?  Why not volunteer to be our Gardening contributor?

Economy Now Worth £3billion 

County’s visitor offer outperforms entire nations’ GDP  READ MORE


New Building Program in Shoebury

​A new nursery, community hall and nine new houses will be built on the site of the Friar’s Community Centre and the former Friar’s Library and now-closed Renown Pupil Referral Unit.


Southend Pier Wedding Fayre

Make your wedding day a reality with help from the Southend Pier Wedding Fayre at the Royal Pavilion 10:30 – 3:30pm Sunday 19th March.

LED streetlights set to be installed on the A127 Read More

Three-quarters get first choice secondary school

Read More

Musicians sought for county’s first woodwind orchestra read more

Southend gears up for Festival of Wheels Read More

Southend Festival of Wheels

Council to continue ‘vital’ school improvement funding Read More

More new council housing in the pipeline Read More

New school could be built in Southend-on-Sea to meet demand Read more

World renown university choir to perform in Concert Series Read More

Sailing Ship Mercedes returns to Southend Pier


The tall sailing ship Mercedes will return to Southend Pier from 20th – 23rd July for open day visits and day sails along the Thames Estuary. READ MORE

Sailing Ship Mercedes returns to Southend Pier
The HUB in West Road Shoebury

The tall sailing ship Mercedes will return to Southend Pier from 20th – 23rd July for open day visits and day sails along the Thames Estuary. 


The Mercedes first sailed in May 2005 and is a vessel designed for comfort, cruises and family friendly events with a professional crew on board for all your nautical needs.


Offering open days on 20th and 21st July, from 11am – 5pm, climb on board the 50 metre vessel and explore this beautiful ship with an impressive 900m2sail area, courtesy of 18 individual sails. Price of admission is £1 for adults and 50p for children aged 3 – 14 years old.


Alternatively, feel the wind in your hair on a day sail on 22nd or 23rd July, and experience all that the Mercedes has to offer. Relax on deck with refreshments, learn seaman knots from the crew or take the helm and become Captain.


Cllr Ann Holland, Executive Councillor for Culture, Tourism and the Economy, says: “The Mercedes visits various beautiful locations across the European coast and it is a joy to once again welcome the Mercedes and her crew to Southend-on-Sea.”


Tickets for sailing cruises are on sale at the Visitors Information Centre, Southend Pier. Choose between a day cruise from 11am – 2pm or an evening cruise sailing from 6pm – 8pm. Tickets are £35.00 for adults and £20.00 for children aged 3 – 14 years old. Family tickets are also available for £100 for 2 adults and 2 children.


Usual pier charges apply for more information please call the Visitors Information Centre on 01702 215620.


The HUB in West Road Shoebury is used to bring the local community together with a varied programme of practical and social events to serve the local people of Shoebury.


In partnership with South Essex Homes a suite of computers linked to high-speed broadband is available for anyone to use. A team of volunteers are on hand to help anyone not familar with computers with an easy guide to using and understanding computers and safely using the Internet.


Before too long advisors from the Citizen Advice Bureau, Credit Union, Employment Services and many other services will be available to help you answer any questions you may have on their field of work.  MyTown are also planning a range of social events to fully use the building both day and evenings.


Rooms are available for hire please contact MyTown via the email address below.

Love to hear from you

MyTown Southend C.I.C


The HUB 151 West Road

Shoeburyness, Essex 

Tel: 01702 680555

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