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 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.
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.
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.