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Southend Energy Company: a Labour Southend is a greener Southend


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One of the things which makes all the hard work in local politics worthwhile, which justifies all the bargaining, all the trivial arguments, is when you can actually achieve something for the people you’re fighting for. And Southend Energy Company is one of those times.

The energy company launched yesterday, offering low-end of market rates to Southend residents. Not only that, but the tariffs are 33% green energy as standard, with a 100% green energy tariff available. Have a look and see if it could cut your energy costs.

With climate change an ever-present threat to our future, measures like this are becoming more and more essential. And with the sharp end of fuel poverty particularly potent in Southend, this will make a real difference in people’s lives.

This is a measure from the joint administration, which would not have happened without Labour pushing for it. This is the difference Labour is making, and will continue to make, for the people of Southend.

A Labour Southend is a greener Southend. A Labour Southend is a better Southend.

Labour success in Southend: delivering cheaper energy prices


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The Cabinet committee of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council met yesterday afternoon, at the Civic Centre. Which doesn’t sound all that exciting, right?

But as I said at the start of this week, it is exactly that sort of committee (Particularly this committee -Ed) at which the bulk of the Council’s work is done. So although I wasn’t able to actually attend, and it sadly isn’t webcast like meetings of the full council are, the agenda and papers for the meeting are certainly worth having a glance over.

Which is how I noticed agenda item 13, “Community Energy Project”, and the attached report. At paragraph 1.1, said report outlines its purpose as a particularly exciting and radical project to be undertaken by the council:

To seek approval to create a Southend Energy company to provide a direct offer to residents and businesses within the Borough.

Read on…