Basildon Council Leader Cllr Gavin Callaghan met with London Councils this week to agree a joint approach to Government highlighting the problems caused by permitted development rights that allow conversion of offices into flats, without the need for planning approval, and the Local Housing Allowance rates.
In the news: Council looks to build on success of first three years of repairs and maintenance contract
Basildon council leaders have met with Morgan Sindall Property Services for a three year review of the 15-year Strategic Asset Management contract.
A Basildon lottery that could land a lucky winner £25,000 and will raise funds for local good causes could soon be launched if Basildon councillors agree proposals next week.
In the news: You did it! Backside to Trackside success in 5k finale
From the athletics track at the Basildon sporting village to the Alain Prost circuit in Le Mans, France - participants of the Backside to Trackside programme completed their 5k challenge last weekend.
To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Basildon New Town, Ryedene Primary and Nursery School and Greensted Junior School have partnered with Basildon Council to enter a 'Basildon at 70' float into the Basildon and Pitsea Carnival this year.
Basildon councillors are to be asked to start the process that could lead to the former Post Office block in Basildon town centre's East Square being replaced with a mixed development of flats, shops and restaurants.
Basildon Council is cracking down on those who park in disabled bays without a blue badge at the Basildon Sporting Village and across the borough.
Basildon Council has welcomed news today that Essex County Council has confirmed that no libraries will close in the next five years.
Councillors agreed a raft of proposed improvements to council owned car parks at a meeting of the Neighbourhoods and Public Spaces Committee on Wednesday 3 July.
A specialist day care centre for people living with dementia is set to open at Wickford Memorial Park's Poppy Pavilion next month.
A plan to transform the fortunes of a park that is currently a bog in large parts for much of the year was given the go ahead by Basildon councillors last night (3 July).
A more ethical and supportive approach to council tax debt was agreed by Basildon councillors at the Policy and Resources Committee last night (4 July).