As part of Basildon New Town's 70th Anniversary, Basildon Council and Eastgate Shopping Centre will be celebrating 70 years with 70 Basildon Heroes.
Our Heroes can be individuals, or community, voluntary, sports or cultural organisations and businesses alike.
To find out more and submit your Basildon Hero nomination online, or by email or post see, Nominate your Basildon at 70 hero here
Nominations are open from February - September 2019.
The team have been passionate in providing a platform for the youth of Basildon to become involved in the theatre, helping to build life skills and experience for their futures.
As a patron of Anna Kennedy Online, Aston visits schools and local authorities to teach how to work with people with complex conditions and help raise awareness of autism.
The team at Gateway 97.8 have been instrumental in helping local people find jobs; offer young people the chance to learn radio; and run accredited courses to help disadvantaged people gain transferable skills.
Jo has been supporting the local community her entire career through working as a librarian, a governor at a Basildon school, play leader for a local group and now as a pivotal member of the Basildon Heritage Group.
By co-founding St Luke's Hospice Basildon, Trudy has been a support and valuable lifeline for many patients and their family members during difficult times for many years.
As a volunteer for Wat Tyler Country Park for four years, Gary is passionate about keeping the park free of hazards and litter that causes harm to local wildlife, no matter the weather.
Over the last four years, they have made valuable improvements to Pitsea including a youth club, an organic gardening project, an outdoor gym and children's playground.
Founder of La Danse Fantastique, Moira wanted to open up the world of music and dance to all young people, including those with physical problems, sensory impairments or learning difficulties.
For more than thirty years as a volunteer, Brian has served as a Magistrate, school governor, public governor, Trustee for St Luke's Hospice and more, offering unconditional support to the local community.