Cllr Helen Boyd (Blenheim Park Ward) has been working with Make Southend Sparkle (Council initiative) to help clear up Blenheim Park. Some volunteers have been recruited to do an initial 'litter pick' and a regular Park Clearing group is being setup..
With rubbish piling up in the streets and complaints from residents pouring in, the Council’s new Conservative administration had to take swift action. They ordered Veolia to bring in extra operatives and vehicles until the backlog of uncollected rubbish was cleared.
Due to the adverse weather over the past year, Council Officers are now regularly inspecting all the roads to assess their condition, and to identify where any potential repairs are needed to prevent further damage.