Douglas Meyers tells a judge he is "due some respect" as he bids to leave his care accommodation.Read more
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
A third of the seats in Southend-on-Sea were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.
Election 2018 Results
|Party||Elected in 2018||Total councillors||Change|
|Elected in 2018 8||Total councillors 29||Change+4|
|Elected in 2018 5||Total councillors 11||Change+2|
|Elected in 2018 3||Total councillors 9||Change-1|
|Elected in 2018 1||Total councillors 2||ChangeNo results|
|Elected in 2018 0||Total councillors 0||Change-5|
|Councillors change compared with 2014|
A huge haul of illlegally-harvested oysters has been seized from a Southend beach.
They are thought to have a street value of more than £7,000.
Essex Police are investigating.
A record number of people visited Southend Pier in May this year.
Southend Pier saw a total of 47,048 visitors last month, the largest number for May since official records started in 2006.
The previous record was in 2016 when 37,349 visited the pier that month.
James Courtenay, executive councillor for growth on Southend Council, which owns the pier, said it was "very encouraging".
"While some of this can be attributed to the good weather, boat trips from the pier, pop-up attractions and regular events have all played their part in this month’s success," he said.