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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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.


All the News from SAVS

May 17, 2017

How to register to vote

May 01, 2017

You need to register before you can vote in UK elections. The different ways you can register to vote are listed below.

The deadline to register to vote for the UK general election on Thursday 8 June is Monday 22 May.


Southend Choral Society

April 28, 2017

Southend Choral Society

with Southend Concert Orchestra

Present     The Dream of Gerontius

By Edward Elgar

Saturday 20th May 2017 – 7.30pm

Crowstone Christian Centre, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 8LH

Essex Savers credit union in The HUB

April 26, 2017

Essex Savers are now providing their service from our HUB in Shoebury. Volunteers will be in the HUB every Thursday between 11 am and 2 pm and you are very welcome to drop in to learn more about ways to save, for advice about finance and on finding alternatives to high interest loans. This service is for all but if you have difficulty getting conventional banking facilities Essex Savers and their, unique, Engage account may be the solution. 

A long time ago in a Library far, far away…

April 26, 2017

Jedi will be arriving in Southend-on-Sea as The Forum in Elmer Square, hosts Star Wars: Jedi Academy on May 4th from 6pm – 7.30pm.


For the first time Southend Libraries will be hosting their very own Jedi Academy, where 40 potential Jedi in training will undertake a series of tasks, to become one with the Force.


Trainee Jedi have been invited to come in their costumes if they wish as you never know what could happen, including being joined in training by some very special guests…


Tickets for this event have now sold out, with most tickets selling as soon as they went on sale, however you can still be part of the Star Wars Universe with “Star Wars Into Reading”.


From Saturday 22nd April to Sunday 7th May, in conjunction with The Reading Agency and Dorling Kindersley, children under 14 years of age can design a Rebellion Recruitment poster with a chance to win a set of Star Wars books and a £50 cinema voucher. Runners up will receive a Rogue One: Visual Guide, so listen to your midi-chlorians and pick up an entry form. All entries must be received by 7th May.


May the Force be with you.

Buisness on The Pier

April 25, 2017

The second Southend Business Partnership briefing of the year will take place on Thursday 15th June.


The event will be held from 8.30-10am at The Royal Pavilion at the end of Southend-on-Sea Pier, giving a unique view of the town from the Thames Estuary.

Poppy Wave

March 20, 2017

 12TH APRIL-25TH       JUNE 2017                    BARGE PIER, GUNNERS PARK 


Revised work programme for Kent Elms junction

April 10, 2017

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is putting measures in place to ensure traffic into and out of the town flows as smoothly as possible during the summer season after encountering delays by utility companies which will see some outbound street works activity continuing into summer.


Work by National Grid to divert their gas main was scheduled to take three weeks to complete. However, it has subsequently taken 16 weeks to complete their work. This has caused a knock-on delay to other utilities work that needs to be carried out at the junction.

 The Lost Films of the Kursaal and rediscovered Laurel and Hardy film top the bill at 2017 Southend Film Festival 

April 10, 2017

Southend Film Festival, one of the major independent events in UK cinema, will screen over fifty films and welcome directors, producers and actors from across the globe to the 9th year of the annual event (25-29 May). 

EasyJet celebrates five years at London Southend 

April 06, 2017

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, today (4 April 2017) celebrated its fifth anniversary at London Southend Airport. 

Since its launch at London Southend in April 2012, easyJet has flown more than four million passengers on over 32,000 flights. It now flies to 15 city and holiday destinations across Europe, with the most popular being Amsterdam, Alicante, Faro and Malaga. 

Veterans: A Shared Experience

March 23, 2017

Southend Museums is set to open an emotional exhibition this week that will bring the experiences of local veterans to life.


Veterans: A Shared Experience has been carefully and sensitively curated to bring the public an engaging exhibition of local Veterans’ experiences, memories and even sacrifices. 

A night at The Musicals

March 25, 2017

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Imagine if everyone did this

Lets try to do something kind for someone today

Our Dunkirk War Veteran

Alf Smith tells the students of Shoebury High School about his time at Dunkirk

Garden of Remember

Chalkwell Park nominated for Tech award

Sailing Ship Mercedes returns to Southend Pier

Sailing Ship Mercedes returns to Southend Pier

Life on MARS

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

Act F.A.S.T. - Stroke survivor stories

Act F.A.S.T. - Stroke survivor stories

Southend 1959

Step back in time to Southend in days gone by.

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Sailing Ship Mercedes coming back to Southend

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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