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News In Brief

News In Brief

News In Brief

Organic Gardeners

THE next meeting of the SE Essex Organic Gardeners will be on Monday May 15.

The talk “Foraging for wild food in and around Southend-on-Sea” will be presented by Tilly Hogrebe from SOS Wild Food.

The event takes place at Trust Links Rochford, Trust Links House, College Gardens, Rochford, SS4 1YL, 19:30pm for 20:00.

Parking is available at Trust Links House.

Suggested minimum donation for non-members: £2.00.

For further information, please contact 07967 851521; email [email protected]


Attacker spared jail

A MAN from Westcliff who was found guilty of inflicting GBH with intent, has been spared jail.

Justinas Zilinskas, of Burdett Avenue, was found guilty at Southend Magistrates Court on January 20 of “unlawfully and maliciously” inflicting GBH on another man with intent.

The 34-year-old has been handed a 24-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months. He must also attend rehabilitation appointments or participate in activity as required by the responsible officer up to a maximum of 30 days.

He has been fined £100, and ordered to pay compensation of £250, a surcharge to fund victim services of £154, and prosecution cost of £145.



RESIDENTS have launched an appeal after Southend Council refused permission for their plans for approval of details pursuant to a previous planning application.

The original proposal sought permission to raise the existing roof level of the property at 17 Broadlawn, as well as raising the existing roof level.

The appeal, pertaining to two conditions, has been launched as the council considered the samples of materials and tree protection measures to be insufficient.

The report stated: The details of the materials, are unacceptable as they would not reasonably accord to the prevailing characteristics of the surrounding townscape and would be harmful to the character and appearance of the site and surroundings.

“The details of tree protection are not sufficient to demonstrate that the proposal, including construction works will not have a detrimental impact on existing trees on site. For these reasons the information submitted is insufficient.

Southend Council will have the final say on the outcome of the appeal.

A13 footway resurfacing

PARTS of the London Road pavement will benefit from resurfacing this summer.

The programmed footway resurfacing works, which will be taking place in areas between Nelson Road and Cricketfield Grove on the A13, have a provisional start date of late June 2023, and are expected to last for approximately two and a half months.

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