Driving safely in icy weather

It is that time of the year once again when temperatures may plunge at any moment, leaving freezing conditions that see our roads covered with ice. Although it comes around on an annual basis, it might nevertheless be helpful to review some of the dos and don’ts when driving in icy weather: Do you need […]

Christmas games for the family!

Christmas is a-coming and the goose in Southend is getting fat, thanks to the attention of the whole team at Alan Blunden Insurance Brokers. Helping us to get into the festive spirit, team members have also been reminiscing about their favourite games for the family at Christmas time. Here are some of the potentially most […]

Being prepared for floods

Anyone who lives reasonable close to the sea in Britain may be worried about the risk of floods, especially during those times of the year subject to a combination of winter storms and spring tides. If you live in certain areas of Southend, you may have good reason to worry. Maps provided by the Environment […]

Have you tried our price match service for car insurance?

Popular wisdom has it that you cannot have the best of both worlds. Imagine if you were able to find motor insurance for Southend residents that had all the cost-saving advantages of buying the cover needed from a large, national, online provider; combined with all the local care and attention to personal service that only […]

Stella – the solar powered car

Southend has its fair share of sunny days so what better way to soak up some of that sunshine and do a favour for the environment whilst you are about it than by getting your hands on Stella, the world’s first solar powered family car. That’s right, Stella is no ordinary gimmick of a machine […]

Spooky goings on in Essex!

With Halloween upon us at the end of the month, we thought it would be fun to find out about local ghost stories – and we found some stuff that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up! It may be a relatively small town, but there is no shortage of hauntings, […]

Car safety tips for winter

The winter is slowly approaching, and it is time to start thinking about staying safe on the road as the temperature drops. So what do you need to know to stay safe through the winter months? Here are some key tips to keep in mind, particularly if you have recently passed your test and have […]

Why use us for your home insurance?

If you are looking for home insurance, at Alan Blunden we will be happy to help you find a suitable policy. But why should you use our service in the first place? Here are some of the reasons why our customers choose us. More choice We have access to a large number of insurers, with […]

The new “64” reg plate censorship

September is the time of year when the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) issues the new series of car registration plates and is traditionally a high point in the car dealers’ calendar for sales of vehicles to those who want to show off that they are driving the latest motor car. The month also […]

Spruce up your home – on a budget!

For most of us, home is definitely where the heart is. To show just how important and cared for a place is, you might often give thought to sprucing it up a little. Although you might be put off by the possible expense of a major make-over, here are a few suggestions about changes that […]