Southend-on-Sea's City Status

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Sir David was renowned for mentioning Southend-on-Sea and City Status whenever he had the opportunity.

A community-led bid was going be submitted in December as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. On 18 October 2021 however, The Prime Minister announced that Her Majesty the Queen will grant Southend-on-Sea City Status as a tribute to Sir David.

Sign up for updates and opportunities to get involved with Southend's City status or email: PlaceConsultations@southend.gov.uk.


Please visit the official Facebook* page https://www.facebook.com/southend.city


To read about how the Council handles your data please visit our Privacy notice: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Privacy Notice(External link).

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Sir David was renowned for mentioning Southend-on-Sea and City Status whenever he had the opportunity.

A community-led bid was going be submitted in December as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. On 18 October 2021 however, The Prime Minister announced that Her Majesty the Queen will grant Southend-on-Sea City Status as a tribute to Sir David.

Sign up for updates and opportunities to get involved with Southend's City status or email: PlaceConsultations@southend.gov.uk.


Please visit the official Facebook* page https://www.facebook.com/southend.city


To read about how the Council handles your data please visit our Privacy notice: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council Privacy Notice(External link).

*You will need a facebook account to see all the images and comment on any posts.

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Page last updated: 10 Jan 2022, 11:49 AM