Please note:
The Planning department run a variety of different consultations which can be quite specific and complex. They therefore have their own planning consultation portal which you can search for all planning consultations. Go to the Planning consultation portal.

Why do we want your views?

Do you provide unpaid care to a family member or friend? Do you know someone who does? Have you previously provided unpaid care? Then we want to hear from you. 

The term ‘unpaid carer’ and ‘unpaid care’ includes looking after, giving help or support to family members, friends, neighbours or others because of long term physical or mental ill health, disability, substance misuse, or problems related to old age.  You do not need to live with the person you look after to be considered a carer – anyone who provides any sort of care or support for a friend or relative who would not be able to manage to live independently or whose health and wellbeing would deteriorate without this help and support can be considered a family carer.

There is currently a variety of information, advice and support on offer in Southend to help family carers to live a good life alongside their caring responsibilities.  Southend Borough Council would like to hear about your views and experiences to help us understand if there is anything we could be doing differently to better promote and support the wellbeing of unpaid family carers in Southend. The information from this survey will help to plan and shape future support for carers in Southend.

If you have any questions or would like an alternative version of the survey e.g. paper, or to feedback in another way, please email:

Consultation closes on Sunday 19th April 2020. 

To view the Council's data privacy notice please click here: Southend on Sea Borough Council Privacy Notice

Start: 26 Feb 2020
Ends: 19 Apr 2020
Why do we want your views?

To support people experiencing financial pressures, hardship or just about managing with their finances Southend Borough Council wants, with your help, to develop a financial wellbeing strategy. This strategy aims to look at services that are currently being provided to support people and gaps in support and service provision that are needed to help people to enjoy a better life. The strategy will be a working document owned by all the organisations and people involved in putting it together with a comprehensive plan that will be regularly reviewed.

To help get a picture of the experiences people are having, the services that are used, and the support that is needed please answer the below questions and help us to make the changes needed to improve lives.

All responses must be received by 25th March 2020.

If you would like a different version of this survey e.g. paper, or to feedback to us in a different way, or if you have any queries about this survey please contact: Tracy Harris, Interim Head of Social Inclusion on Tel: 01702 534378 or Email:

For Southend-on-Sea Borough Council's full privacy notice please visit

Start: 26 Feb 2020
Ends: 25 Mar 2020
Why do we want your views?


Southend Borough Council has commissioned independent heritage experts Purcell to undertake a review of all of the Borough’s existing Conservation Area Appraisals, including considering potential new Conservation Area designations. This process has taken account of representations made during the Issues and Options consultation stage of the Southend new Local Plan, which included comments suggesting Hamlet Court Road be considered as a Conservation Area. 

The Council has a duty to review existing conservation area designations periodically and to ensure they are up to date and relevant, and to determine if any further part of the Borough should be designated as Conservation Areas. 

A potential new Conservation Area has been identified at Hamlet Court Road, and the draft report and accompanying plan, subject of this consultation, set out the area that is being considered, and why. This is the first stage in the public consultation process, no decisions have yet been made as to whether Hamlet Court Road will be formally designated as a Conservation Area and we are seeking your views on this.


Start: 25 Feb 2020
Ends: 07 Apr 2020
Why do we want your views?

Southend's new health and wellbeing information site ‘Livewell Southend’ has just launched!

It has all the same information as the previous website SHIP (Southend Health Information Point) but a new look and brand.  The new Livewell Southend website holds a wealth of information and aims to make it easy for you to find what you need to support your health and wellbeing, as well as connect you with local groups and activities, preventing illness and social isolation.

Start: 03 Feb 2020
Ends: 01 Mar 2020
Why do we want your views?

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to improving Southend's offer by creating a vibrant cultural environment for our residents and visitors. Our community is seen as a vital source of information, your involvement in the process is essential.

Start: 30 Jan 2020
Ends: 31 Mar 2020