Hamlet Court Conservation Forum is a forum for residents and businesses to work together to both conserve the local, historic urban landscape and promote the economic success of Hamlet Court Road. This much loved but challenged road has some remarkable architecture but is in need of comprehensive care and this is the local community stepping forwards to help make this happen. The area also has fine residential roads, some with many beautiful and characteristic properties. The are deserves to be protected.
In September 2021, after 5 years hard work by our Forum, the top, commercial part of Hamlet Court Road (from London Road to St Helen's Road) has been DESIGNATED A CONSERVATION AREA by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. This is historic in our town as the equivalent Edwardian part of Leigh Broadway (the only other designated commercial road in Southend) was designated no less than 40 years ago.
Now there is a legal framework for protection but also for potential grant funding. Restoration will not come easy and may take many years but where there was no collective way forwards before, the community and the Council now has a chance to improve this important part of our town.