New Bus Interchange for London Road - A New major development to improve the passage of buses along the A13 came to fruition when a new bus interchange was finished at the junction of London Road and Hamlet Court Road. The A13 route adopted digitised signage at every stop and provided buses priority travel through traffic light junctions.
Jubilee Beach Opens - Funding from Central Government's DEFRA allowed a new and enhanced Jubilee Beach to be opened, in the summer, just off Marine Parade. Allowing the visitor to kick back and enjoy the seaside experience to the full.
Frank Bruno switches on High Street Festive Lights
Pier Bridge Demolished - The Pier Bridge was demolished on 29th November 2002. The bridge had for many years caught the odd double decker bus whose driver was unaware of the height restriction. The bridge would be replaced with a new taller version.
July - LTS Rail Line became C2C
The Cliff Slips - Debate rages as to what caused the cliff to slip in November 2002. Could it have been smugglers tunnels underneath, maybe the removal of tree's had an effect, or the burdgeoning land above pushing forward towards the sea, maybe the airshow and the rattling Harrier that hovers above the cliffs causing tremendous vibration? Whatever the reason the slip occurred with dramatic effect and the near disappearance of a much loved bandstand which sat right above the affected area.
Southend Blooms - The town can be very proud of the accomplishments of the Parks and Gardens people they were rewarded in 2002 at the Chelsea Flower Show with a plethora of medals including gold. The Nations in Bloom competition also saw fit to award bronze to Southend for the immaculate gardens and parks around the town.
The Nations in Bloom competition also saw fit to award bronze to Southend for the immaculate gardens and parks around the town.