The deterioration of the once popular town centre last week prompted Southend Council to hold a summit of organisations, including police, community safety officers and representatives of the Southend Business Improvement District (BID) among those invited to attend.
Southend BID manager Dawn Jeakings attended the summit. Despite recent events she believes the town still has a lot going for it. She said: “We are lucky that we have Southend BID. We have events going on throughout the year. A lot of councils don’t run events because they don’t have the money.
“People come here to go down the pier and to walk along the seafront with its nice views.
“There are lots of new restaurants opening in Southend which people like.”
Spot the odd one out...
Hmmm. Really, Jean?