• Love Hamlet Court Road
    ‘Love Hamlet Court Road’ is tomorrow when Hamlet Court Conservation Forum will be in the street to talk to you about what we do and how we are working to protect HCR. It’s also a call to everyone to ‘Step In Here – Step Into Your Street’ and support the road with your presence, browsing, shopping, eating, drinking, taking that treatment or other experience. We have some great local businesses and this is your local road so please support it if you can....
  • A Momentous Time for Hamlet Court Road
    Last October the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced substantial funding for British High Streets including £44m for historic High Streets. HCCF has been working very hard to encourage the Council to support a bid for up to £2m of this money and the recent change in Administration has seen support coming from the Labour and Liberal Democrat groups. We can make the bid and we believe we have a good chance of success – we have already indicated our interest to Historic England (who are running the fund) and they are well aware of Hamlet Court Road’s special interest. However, it ...
  • Council to repair street furniture
    Great News – Following our requests to the Council the damaged street furniture in Hamlet Court Road, such as bent and broken railings, wonky bollards and sign posts, and displaced planters, is due to be repaired – some work has already taken place. Our thanks to officer Andy Lewis for acting so swiftly and we look forward to seeing the repairs roll out in the coming month or so.  ...
  • News for 2019
    Big News 1 for 2019 – the Council are in the process of engaging consultants to undertake the ‘heritage work’ in the Hamlet Court area. We are not entirely sure what this means but it will certainly involve some sort of assessment of local heritage. The community will be invited to participate in the consultation and we will be starting our research into local history. If anyone has any historic information particularly old family photos and memories we would love to hear from you. Please email us here http://hamletcourt.org/contact/ or post on Facebook here ...
  • Budget unlocks funding
    Fantastic news. Following this week’s Budget announcement Historic England are to fund up to £55m to revive these historic streets. We have to work to get a share of this for Hamlet Court Road and this is why we need Southend Council to support Westcliff and recognise the importance of the area at the heart of our town. See here...
  • Autumn 2018 Newsletter
    As published and issued to all members and supporter of regeneration – see here: HCCFNewsletterAutumn2018...
  • The Death & Life of the High Street…
    The Death and Life of the High Street – a new national web blog here that might be of interest…...
  • Annual General Meeting
    Our AGM was held on 30th June 2018 and our Chairman updated the meeting on our work during our first year. He particularly addressed the importance of our rich local heritage to the community and, therefore, to the successful future of Hamlet Court Road. He referenced recent statements in support of adaptive retail by Mary Portas and from Bill Grimsey in an important report that repeatedly references Heritage in accessing how High Streets can recover. The meeting re-elected the current Forum officers and a brief financial report was received. Finally we enjoyed a delightful interview session ...
  • LOVE HAMLET COURT ROAD
    Saturday 21st July & Sunday 22nd July 2018 A fantastic new public event in Hamlet Court Road to celebrate local place. Local shops and businesses are invited to support the event and offer something different, perhaps a new offer or discount to help the community enjoy the day and to encourage business. If a business wants to use the ‘Love Hamlet Court Road’ logo, say for social media purposes, please just email us at one of the contact email addresses and will provide a free logo. The local community is invited to visit or extend a visit in Hamlet Court Road – try ...
  • New Heritage Index puts Southend in its place…
    NEW HERITAGE INDEX PUTS SOUTHEND IN ITS PLACE… The Royal Society of Arts launched the Heritage Index in London this week and it shows a mixed position for Southend-on-Sea. The index scores the heritage attributes of all towns or areas across England and these include everything from historic buildings, sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs such as the estuary), Heritage Lottery funding, local heritage events and much more. Southend scores in an amazing 7th place out of 325 for heritage assets placing it in the top 2.2%. If only that were the whole picture. Sadly the town also ...