Labour have achieved so far

Southend Labour currently lead the Council with a joint administration. There have been significant changes already including:
  • £4.3mn for new council housing 
  • Charges scrapped for blue badge holders and one-hour parking costs in town centre car parks reduce
  • Introduced a Public Spaces Protection Order to combat anti-social behaviour – now extended to include Hamlet Court Road and Southchurch Garden,
  • Agreement for new Pier trains
  • The declaration of a Climate Emergency
  • More street lights 
  • Halt to unnecessary tree felling