ensuring southend-on-sea offers

a brilliant experience

A key aim of the BID is to make Southend-on-Sea town centre and seafront an inspiring, welcoming and  safe place to visit for shopping, leisure or a night out. We will continue to focus on place management initiatives to help improve the look and feel of all public spaces.

High-quality street art not only engages and delights residents and visitors, it also helps inspire community pride and spirit. Talented local artists will be commissioned to provide eye-catching installations throughout the town centre.

street art

Our uniformed Street Rangers have proved to be a big hit, with 88% of respondents to our 2016 survey saying they are the most important BID deliverable. We’re looking at reviewing their working hours to provide extended cover.

street rangers

The ChildSafe scheme has been highly successful in giving parents confidence that Southend-on-Sea is a safe, family-friendly environment. Evolving to become Keeping Together, the scheme will include vulnerable adults, such as those with learning difficulties  or dementia.

keeping together

We will continue to do everything we can to improve and maintain the town centre and seafront environment, including planting, tackling graffiti and deep cleaning. Additional ideas include a summer anti-litter campaign on social media and litter picking ambassadors.

looking good

Tackling crime and anti-social behaviour will continue to be a high priority. We will maintain our membership of the DISC scheme and are also supporting new initiatives, such as ‘drink aware ambassadors’ in nightclubs and the ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign, which provides support for people who feel unsafe on a date in a bar.

staying safe

We will continue to work with local charities and other welfare organisations to explore long-term solutions to tackle rough sleeping and street drinking. We will encourage visitors and residents not to hand over cash to these individuals but instead to make a donation to the charity.

rough sleepers

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