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Fri 31st Dec 2021 - Household Waste Recycling Centres change to Winter Hours

New hours in effect from Monday 1st November

Tue 30th Nov 2021 - Delays to Leigh Library Gardens Festive Lighting Scheme

Switching on is delayed until the end of the week due to power issues


Leigh Town Council events Programme 2021

Fri 22nd Oct 2021 - The Leigh Poppy Trail is nearly here!

Wed 20th Oct 2021 - New equipment in Leigh Parks

Picnic Table in Leigh Library Gardens and Bonchurch Park and table tennis table in Bonchurch Park

Thu 30th Sep 2021 - Grant Awards to help local community groups

Apply by 30th September!

Wed 8th Sep 2021 - Poetic new venture for Town Council

The launch of The Listening Room Poetry Nights

Fri 3rd Sep 2021 - Art Exhibition Open Evening

7pm - 9pm

Fri 3rd Sep 2021 - Merchant Navy Day

Raising the red ensign flag on Strand Wharf

Tue 31st Aug 2021 - Rare bumblebee sighting in Leigh

Dr Janine Watts tells us more

Tue 31st Aug 2021 - New Community Special Constable for Leigh

Welcoming William Imbush our new community special constable for Leigh!

Sun 29th Aug 2021 - Litter Picks for Leigh!

Tidying up our Town!

Sat 28th Aug 2021 - Leigh RBL Poppy Art Trail

Celebrating 100 years of the Royal British Legion!

Fri 27th Aug 2021 - Free Summer Youth Programme

Provided by Southend YMCA!

Thu 26th Aug 2021 - Free Summer Art Sessions!

Organised by our Artist in Residence - Susan Allen

Mon 26th Jul 2021 - "Art in the Attic"

Community Art Wall Exhibition 26/7/21 - 10/9/21

Fri 16th Jul 2021 - NEW Street Art Wall

at Leigh Skate Park

Tue 6th Jul 2021 - Online Forum for Councillors and Residents

A virtual meeting with Councillors to discuss topics of interest to the community

Mon 28th Jun 2021 - Community Art Wall Relaunch

Reintroducing colour to our corridors!

Fri 25th Jun 2021 - Over £150 raised in Leigh bric-a-brac trail...

...for the Chairman's Charity

Sat 19th Jun 2021 - Chairman raising funds in the Leigh Bric-a-Brac trail

All proceeds donated to the Chairman's Charity

Thu 17th Jun 2021 - New allotment handbook available to download

Find out more about running your own allotment

Thu 10th Jun 2021 - Youth Club Relaunch!

Find out more...

Tue 25th May 2021 - Council Administration 2021

Welcoming our new Chairman

Fri 21st May 2021 - Leigh-on-Sea Town Council's Annual Report

Now available to read

Fri 21st May 2021 - Good for Leigh Winners 2021

Honouring some wonderful people in Leigh

Fri 21st May 2021 - Our Volunteer of the Year

In honour of past cllr Donald Fraser

Fri 7th May 2021 - We're looking for a photographer!

We need updated photographs for our Council websites.

Fri 7th May 2021 - New Councillor for Leigh!

Meet our new councillor James Preston

Tue 4th May 2021 - Grant Awards to help local community groups

The recipients of our most recent round of funding

Tue 13th Apr 2021 - Leigh Marina essential works...

...taking place throughout April.

Mon 12th Apr 2021 - New Artist in Residence - Susan Allen

Find out more about our new artist

Fri 2nd Apr 2021 - New Councillor Emma Mills

New Councillor for St. Clements Ward

Fri 2nd Apr 2021 - COVID Community Recovery Award

Help for our hirers

Mon 15th Mar 2021 - Help for filling out the 2021 Census

Free support sessions happening this week

Wed 10th Mar 2021 - Security in Old Leigh

Several security initiatives are being introduced to the Old Town area of Leigh-on-Sea to heighten security and safety in the area.

Mon 1st Mar 2021 - The 2021 Census is coming

For more information about the census, follow the link to the Census booklet

Mon 15th Feb 2021 - Rock Painting at Leigh Community Centre

Half-term fun!

Tue 2nd Feb 2021 - Calling all Independent Shops and Businesses! Register your interest for new exciting initiative!

They’ve recently been developing the ‘Local Independent High Streets Online’ project. Town based websites that bring together their independent businesses, all in one place. Customers can buy products from multiple local businesses, choose click & collect or delivery and pay in one go at the checkout. This one stop shop allows people to discover more of their local independent businesses and the shop owner has the option of allowing them to click and collect their orders, select postal delivery or simply head to a business’s existing website to learn more about them.

Mon 1st Feb 2021 - Volunteer of the Year 2021

Make your nomination today!

Tue 26th Jan 2021 - Census 2021

Census day is fast approaching...

Tue 26th Jan 2021 - Could you be a Councillor?

Co-option position available in St. Clement's Ward

Thu 21st Jan 2021 - New Coronavirus testing centre in Elm Road Car Park

For those with symptoms

Thu 21st Jan 2021 - Eligible Southend businesses advised to apply for grants through new single form

More information below..

Thu 14th Jan 2021 - Chairman's Blog

A short piece from our Council Chairman: Cllr Paul Gilson

Mon 11th Jan 2021 - New rapid COVID-19 testing site to open in The Fairway, Leigh-on-Sea

Opening today 11th January

Mon 11th Jan 2021 - Look out for your household notification letter

Households in Southend-on-Sea will shortly be receiving a letter from the council asking residents to check that the information held on the electoral register is correct.

Fri 8th Jan 2021 - Why do I have to wait for my COVID-19 Vaccine?

Information from the NHS

Wed 23rd Dec 2020 - Post box success!

Over 250 letters were delivered to local children

Mon 7th Dec 2020 - Leigh Windows Trail

Launching 10th December

Thu 3rd Dec 2020 - Late Night Shopping in Leigh-on-Sea

Late night shopping on Thursdays leading up to Christmas

Thu 3rd Dec 2020 - Free Parking

Thursdays after 4pm and all day Sunday

Wed 2nd Dec 2020 - Letters to Santa

Leigh Library Gardens Lighting Display. Last postal date 16th December

Tue 1st Dec 2020 - New Festive Lighting Display in Leigh Library Gardens

For our younger residents to enjoy!

Thu 26th Nov 2020 - Volunteering Opportunities in Leigh

If you would like us to promote any volunteering opportunities, please get in touch

Mon 16th Nov 2020 - Southend Foodbank launch new app

The app cleverly links food banks with shoppers so when you are shopping in one of our Southend supermarkets, you should be alerted of the provisions they need.

Mon 16th Nov 2020 - Every older person deserves a gift this Christmas

Natilik are working with Age Concern Southend to ensure Southend's elderly and isolated residents recieve a gift this Christmas.

Mon 16th Nov 2020 - Supporting local businesses

Creating a listing of all independent businesses in Leigh

Wed 11th Nov 2020 - Get 2020 Wrapped Up

Find Your Voice's project for mental wellbeing

Wed 11th Nov 2020 - Age Concern Fundraising

Our last chairman, Cllr Jill Healey, selected Age Concern Southend on Sea as the Chairman's Charity for 2019/20. Cllr Healey presented the cheque to them last week. We were incredibly proud to have raised £1067.03 to help support this local charity.

Thu 5th Nov 2020 - Former councillor Mike Dolby has sadly passed away

Our sincere condolences are extended to his family and friends.

Thu 5th Nov 2020 - Town Council and Tin Teams working together to fight hunger

Donations welcome!

Wed 4th Nov 2020 - #Essentialleigh

Town Council supports local traders with instagram takeover

Thu 29th Oct 2020 - Keeping in Touch Magazine

Our new publication

Thu 22nd Oct 2020 - Leigh Town Council receive Quality Gold Council status

Leigh-on-Sea Town Council has recently received a prestigious award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme.

Thu 3rd Sep 2020 - Merchant Navy Day

Flying the Red Ensign

Thu 3rd Sep 2020 - Defibrillator on Strand Wharf

Leigh-on-Sea Town Council, with the help of Leigh Lions, have installed a new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on Strand Wharf (behind the Heritage Centre) for the safety of the town. The machine was unveiled on Thursday 3rd September.

Wed 26th Aug 2020 - Artist in Residence Scheme now taking applications

Could it be you?

Wed 19th Aug 2020 - New Chairman Announced

The outcome of our recent Annual Community Meeting

Thu 13th Aug 2020 - Jill's last event as Chairman

Supporting the High Sheriff

Mon 10th Aug 2020 - Grant Award Scheme Applications Now Open

Deadline for submission is 30th September

Wed 29th Jul 2020 - Route 68 Open Top Bus Enquiries

The @EnsignBusCo Route 68 open top bus is running daily throughout the Summer. All the information you need can be found here:

Wed 29th Jul 2020 - Face mask exemption badges - Essex Coronavirus Action

printable badge templates available

Sat 25th Jul 2020 - Leigh Farmers' market celebrates 20 years with virtual market

As the market celebrates it’s 20th year, the town council will be marking the occasion with a special virtual market on Saturday 25th July through the @LeighTCevents Facebook page.

Mon 20th Jul 2020 - Leigh Lights 2020

The town council instead will look into other possibilities to help compensate in some way for Leigh Lights and the Christmas street lights will still be on for the town to enjoy.

Fri 10th Jul 2020 - New Parking Offer to help drive Borough Recovery

From Southend Borough Council

Fri 3rd Jul 2020 - Association of South Essex Local Authorities Business Survey

Complete the survey here:

Fri 19th Jun 2020 - Cllr Caroline Parker Obituary

Our longest serving Councillor has sadly passed away on 19th June 2020.

Mon 15th Jun 2020 - SHOP local, shop safe campaign

Over recent weeks Southend Business Improvement District (BID), councillors and officers from Southend Council, Leigh Town Council, the seafront traders association, Essex Chambers of Commerce and other local businesses have been working together to deal with the Government’s relaxation of lockdown measures and ensure that the Borough is a safe place to visit and shop.

Mon 1st Jun 2020 - Leigh Community Centre Renovation Update

Sneaky peak of the works that have been completed at Leigh Community Centre during lockdown!

Tue 26th May 2020 - Special Constable Programme

We are pleased to say that we have had two candidates pass their assessment

Mon 11th May 2020 - Co-opted Councillor Vacancy Available

Vacancy available in the Herschell Ward

Wed 6th May 2020 - Skate Park extension has started!

Find out about what we have planned...

Wed 6th May 2020 - Volunteer of the Year Winnner 2020 Announced

Well done to Christine Daniels

Wed 6th May 2020 - Annual Report now available

Read the Council's 2019/20 Report on our website

Mon 4th May 2020 - Coronavirus Emergency Community Fund

Find out more..

Mon 6th Apr 2020 - Calling all writers

A new initiative to keep you busy during lockdown!

Wed 18th Mar 2020 - Coronavirus Impact

The Town Council have had to consider what this means for the Council and community taking into account Government information and guidance from the local government sector

Fri 6th Mar 2020 - Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Town Councillor

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a casual vacancy is deemed to have occurred in the office of Councillor for the Herschell Ward of Leigh-on-Sea Town Council on the resignation of Councillor DECLAN MULRONEY

Fri 28th Feb 2020 - Old Town Defibrillator

it will be located on Strand Wharf, to the rear of the Heritage Centre

Fri 28th Feb 2020 - Allotment Bonfires Banned

The Council has now agreed that the use of bonfires on Leigh Allotment Sites is strictly prohibited.

Mon 20th Jan 2020 - Latest Art Wall Exhibition is now open

"Reflections on Nature" by Nicola Osborne and Amanda Westbury

Thu 16th Jan 2020 - #OpLeigh

Local groups joined forces with the Southend Community Safety Partnership to engage with the community and businesses on a variety of issues

Mon 30th Dec 2019 - Town Council provides news bins in Library Gardens

New Bins in Leigh Library Gardens

Thu 19th Dec 2019 - Library Home Delivery Service

Do you struggle to get to the library?

Thu 12th Dec 2019 - Latest Art Wall Exhibition now open!

Displaying work from different groups who meet at the Centre...