RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERSHIP DAY
There are many residents in Thorpe, Southchurch and West Shoebury wards who own dogs, the vast majority of whom are very responsible owners and pick up after their pets. Unfortunately, there are still a few that that don't, leaving an unsightly mess and major health hazard, especially in our parks and open spaces, places where a lot of children play. Councillor Martin Terry has been looking into this problem, and thanks to his initiative, an event is taking place at Southchurch Park on Thursday 20th October from 11am to 3pm.
The Dogs Trust will be there, assisted by the council's dog warden, offering a free micro chipping service. Volunteers from departments around the council, and partner organisations that have an interest in responsible dog ownership, will also be present so that they can canvas the park, giving out information leaflets and bags, and to offer advice/education. South Essex Homes are keen to send a representative, and a Park Ranger will also be in attendance. It is also hoped that a volunteer from the police will be present.
This event is something that we hope will be replicated once a month at different venues throughout the town, so that the word can be spread and awareness raised across the Borough.
DON'T MISS THESE GREAT EVENTS...
Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th September
Southend High Street
A jam packed weekend of music, dance, art, theatre productions and much more as the Southend Charabanc comes to the High Street. Plus you can get crafty at the free workshops, make yourself a funky jellyfish wand and join in the Disco Turtle Parade!
PURPLE FESTIVAL 2016
Saturday 8th October
The seafront will come alive with the sound of music at the return of the fantastic Purple Festival! Over 15 live bands will be playing on two outdoor seafront stages, plus it's the first night of the free seafront fireworks displays at 7:30pm!
FREE SEAFRONT FIREWORKS
Every saturday night at 7:30pm
From 8th October to 19th November
The free seafront fireworks displays are back with a bang this autumn! So wrap up warm, grab some family and friends and come on down to the seafront to enjoy the spectacle!
SET SAIL ON THE WAVERLEY
23rd September to 9th October
Trips from Southend Pier
Experience life at sea and enjoy a trip you'll never forget on the Waverley Paddlesteamer. It's making loads of trip around the Kent and Essex coast, including a trip to Tower Bridge in London!
There's lots more going on in Southend in the coming weeks,
For more details head to our website...