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.

street art

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 rangers

Our uniformed Street Ranger team has extensive knowledge of Southend’s town centre and seafront and of those who live and work here. The team continue to be a priority for our BID members, with 92% of respondents to our 2020 survey saying they are an important BID deliverable. Their job is hugely varied and can include assisting with graffiti removal, first aid occurrences, shoplifting incidents and visitor queries.

keeping together

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.

looking good

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.

staying safe

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.

rough sleepers

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.

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