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Leigh-on-Sea Town Council 1996

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Reception Services

By visiting our reception within Leigh Community Centre you can have access to a host of services provided by Leigh-on-Sea Town Council.

  • Pick up additional pink recycling sacks
  • Purchase garden waste sacks
  • View planning applications
  • Pick up copies of meeting agendas and minutes
  • Talk to our friendly staff and councillors (if available) regarding any issues within the Leigh Town Council Boundary
  • Collect your copy of 'Leigh-on-Sea Town Council News' Magazine
  • Apply for our Community Transport Scheme
  • Find out about activities being run at Leigh Community Centre
  • Find out about Town Council Events

The Community Centre is also the designated emergency hub for Southend West and can be utilised if Southend Borough Council declares an official state of emergency. 

Our reception is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4.30pm on Fridays.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Leigh-on-Sea Town Council was established to ensure the wellbeing and to improve the quality of life for Leigh residents. Services such as waste, benefits, council tax, parking and highways are still dealt with by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. 

Staff and Councillors at Leigh-on-Sea Town Council are more than happy to assist with any queries regarding the Borough Council and will endeavour to find the correct information or department for you to talk to. Visit the Borough Council website for a full A-Z list of the services they provide. 

Leigh-on-Sea Town Council are also happy to report any issues you may have on your behalf. You are also able to do this yourself via the Borough Council website. Please use the links below for the most common issues, for more detailed complaints you can email the council at

You can also contact the council in writing or visit them in person at: 

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Civic CentreVictoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6ER


MySouthend is an online portal that any resident in the Borough can sign up for. All you need is an email address. Once signed up you have access to a whole host of services. This includes for example reporting a missed waste collection or pothole; requesting copies of birth certificates; managing your Council Tax, Benefits and Business Rates online and much more.

Find out more about MySouthend here

Southend Community Safety Partnership 

Southend Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is a multi-agency team bringing together organisations and groups that share responsibility of tackling crime and disorder, anti-social behaviour plus drug and alcohol related offending. Agencies include: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council (Community Safety Unit, Youth Offending Service and Drug and Alcohol team) Essex Police, Essex County Fire & Rescue Service, Office of Police and Crime Commissioner, South Essex Homes, National Probation Service and Health Services.

Southend CSP works together to ensure that the services they provide and commission respond to the aim of ‘Making Southend Safer’.

Residents can report  anti- social behaviour to Jon Gurel, Community Safety Manager at Southend Borough Council :

Jon emphasises the need for the public to REPORT any issues. Direct INTEL from the public is critical. This includes INCIDENTS, LOCATIONS, TIMES etc. Details of WHAT has been WITNESSED is used as EVIDENCE i.e. description of people involved.

If there is persistent ASB in an area then a PSPO ( Public Space Protection Order) can be enforced.