If you are new to the Queensway Estate, I hope that the following information will be useful to you.
South Essex Homes website has a wealth of information in it and can be found at http://www.southessexhomes.co.uk
There are Block Voices to help you settle in and to find out who your rep is please ring the Resident Involvement Team on 01702 236131 or use the Free Phone Number 0800 833 160 which can be called free from Virgin, Orange or 3 Mobile phones.
First of all, trains to London can be caught from Southend Victoria Station to London Liverpool Street or from Southend Central to London Fenchurch Street.
Bus services can be found on Chichester Road which go to places such as Basildon, Rochford, the Hospital and Rayleigh. Buses to Shoeburyness and Garons Sport & Leisure can be caught outside the Sutton Arms public house as well as some buses from Warrior Square.
There is a Doctors Surgery close to the area with a chemist attached but there are also other chemists in the area.
The Police Station is on Victoria Avenue in between the Library and the Civic Centre.
There is a choice of supermarkets near the estate with Sainsbury’s on London Road and the Co-operative on Guildford Road.
The main Post Office is at the top of the High Street, with a sub Post Office in Sutton Road.
Sutton Road itself is home to a butchers, a bakers, a chemist, a cafe, a pub, Indian and Chinese takeaways, hairdressers, tattoo parlour and a cycle shop. A short walk from the three tower blocks is Southchurch Road home again to many independent traders such as an Off Licence open to 11:00 at night, betting shops, takeaways of all types and the pubs make up this gateway to the Town Centre where all banks, building societies etc can be found.
The Mecca bingo club along with Farmfoods, Lidl and Matalan are a short walk away on the Greyhound Estate.
Schools are Porters Grange, Bournemouth Park and Cecil Jones. More information can be found on the councils website http://www.southend.gov.uk
Information regarding other areas of South Essex Homes properties can be found by visiting the Southend Tenants and Residents Federation website at http://www.strf.org.uk/