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Leigh-on-Sea Town Council 1996

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Council Meetings

All Council meetings are open to the public. Council meetings are always held on a Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Council Chambers (Room 6) at Leigh Community Centre, 71-73 Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1SP. 

The Council has various standing Committees and Sub-Committees which all report back to Full Council Meetings. Committee meetings are held bi-monthly and sub-committees only meet when called. To view this years timetable of meetings, please click on the following link: Committee Meetings Timetable 2020/21

Our Committees

Finance & Governance Committee

To develop, monitor and review Council policies and functions and review the Council’s accounts and finances.  

Community & Culture Committee

To consider and develop all leisure, foreshore and environmental matters relating to the Council’s business. Responsibility for all Council premises and assets and for supporting the operation of the Leigh Community Centre (LCC) and considering their further development and the development of other facilities.

Planning, Licensing & Highways Committee

To make observations where appropriate on all planning applications within the Council area and Government and Borough Council planning consultations and to make site visits where necessary. To make observations on any Licensing application within the Council area the Committee thinks appropriate. To make observations on any relevant Highway issue referred from or being discussed by the Highway Authority.


Staffing Committee

To consider and deal with all matters affecting staffing issues except where the overall staffing budget will be exceeded.  In such cases the Committee will make a recommendation to the Finance & Governance Committee

Other Groups

As well as official Council and Committee meetings there are several other Policy Discussion Groups that meet as required to discuss and manage services within the town. Town residents can be co-opted members of these meetings alongside our councillors. A variety of outside organisations are also represented by members of the Leigh-on-Sea Town Council. 

Arts Group 

Co-opted Artist in Residence

Co-opted Malcolm Blake-Lawson

Co-opted Vivien Rosier


Magazine Editorial Group

Co-opted Julie Curtis


Youth Group

Co-opted Sarah Choudray

Co-opted Sacha Edwards

Co-opted Alison Garner 


Allotments Association Liaison Group

This group is comprised of representatives from the Allotment Associations and members of the Community & Culture Committee. 


Representatives of Outside Organisations 

Public & Passenger Transport Group

 Cllr. Jill Healey (Reserve Cllr. Anita Forde)

Leigh Port Partnership

 Cllr. Paul Gilson

Southend Airport Consultative Committee

 Cllr. Damian O'Boyle (Reserve Cllrs Anita Forde & Alan Hart)

EALC Larger Local Councils Forum/AGM

 All Councillors able to attend

EALC Executive Committee

 Town Clerk

Southend Business Partnership

 All Councillors able to attend

Southend Standards Committee

 Cllrs Vinice Cowell & Jill Healey

SBC Environment & Planning Group (when formed)

 Cllr Paul Gilson


 Cllrs Anita Forde, Emma Smith & David Bowry

Leigh Coastal Communities Team 

 Cllrs Carole Mulroney & Paul Gilson

Police & Fire Conference 

 Cllrs Paul Gilson & Doug Cracknell

Veolia Community Group 

 Cllrs Anita Forde and Alan Hart

Local Community Police Meeting

 Cllrs Paul Gilson & Doug Cracknell