Do you know someone who gives up their free time to help worthy causes? Make sure they get the recognition they deserve by nominating them for a Basildon Borough Volunteer Award before the closing date of Wednesday 18 September.
A Basildon resident has been fined and ordered to pay more than £500 after flytipping on the public footway at the rear of her property.
In the news: Ideas welcomed for High street and town centre clean-up fund
Residents are being asked to submit their ideas to win funding to clean up their high streets from Basildon Council's High Street and Town Centres clean-up fund.
A consultation to give communities and businesses the opportunity to shape how the council deals with planning decisions in the borough closes soon and people are encouraged to have their say before the closing date.
Full Council will be asked to grant Honorary Freeman of the Borough status to D-Day veteran Don Sheppard and St Luke's Hospice co-founder, Trudy Westmore-Cox MBE.
In the news: Basildon Community Transport receives boost from committee funding
Councillors met representatives from Basildon Community Transport Services (BCTS) on Tuesday 3 September to mark the allocation of grant funding totalling £6,879.
Basildon Council leader Gavin Callaghan has met with the Minister of State for Environment and Rural Affairs where he made his position clear on why a charging clean air zone along the A127 is not in the best interests of the borough.
Leading councillors on Basildon Council have welcomed calls for tougher sentences and more government funding to tackle flytipping.
Do you think Basildon Council should spend more, less or the same on maintaining parks and open spaces? Does strengthening the local economy matter more or less to you than making people happier, healthier, independent and active? These are some of the questions that Basildon Council have been asking residents and businesses in its budget survey which closes on Sunday 8 September.