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Leigh-on-Sea Town Council 1996

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Leigh-on-Sea Town Council stands with the people of Ukraine

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Ukraine, and also with their family and friends.

We condemn this unprovoked invasion and call upon President Putin to call off this assault.

We look to our government to act decisively on the international stage while at a local level we shall do what we can to support Ukranian people. 

Although there is little that the Town Council can do about international events, we know our communities will do all they can to support those in peril and displaced by the conflict.


Support and welcome for arrivals from Ukraine

Please take a look at the Southend City website by clicking on the following link which has information to help:


In addition various other groups may be offering support and we will signpost them on here when details are known.

The Storehouse (Coleman Street, central Southend) has a food bank available 

Essex is United for Ukraine is a facebook group for people who want to support sponsers, Ukrainian people and other individuals who have been impacted by the war

Support the Town Council has provided

Community Hub Summer 2022 for Ukrainian families

Leigh-on-Sea Town Council provided weekly community sessions for Ukrainian refugees and their host families at Leigh Community Centre, the aim being to provide a social hub for Ukrainians to meet other families that were staying locally, and also for the host families to be able to interact with each other, achieving a strong local support network for Ukrainians, making them feel welcome and integrated to the area.  

The Council worked closely with other organisations including Welcome to the UK and Southend City Council and support with finances, language, mental health and more was obtained through these groups and their partners.  The sessions were completely free of charge and funded by Leigh-on-Sea Town Council.

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Hub for Donations

Back in March when news first broke, Leigh Town Council worked with Leigh Tin Teams and other local group to provide a donation point in Leigh to collect items for Ukraine.  We were overwhelmed with the support including the army of volunteers who helped.  Nothing went to waste as surplus item were donated to a variety of local food banks and homeless charities.

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