Councillors have agreed to grant money for the Wickford Christmas lights.
Councillors have agreed to grant £3,000 for the Lake Meadows Water Station.
This Thursday night, Basildon Council will be holding its next 'Together for Safer Communities' public meeting in an effort to provide community reassurance and promote crime prevention advice and materials.
Ruling administration and opposition councillors on Basildon Council's Policy and Resources Committee have come together to commit funding to ensure the borough's streets are lit throughout the night.
In the news: East Square scheme hoardings up and demolition underway
Hoardings showing how Basildon town centre's new cinema and restaurants scheme will look are now installed with demolition work well underway.
In the news: Council invest more than £150k in improving Markhams Chase play area
Newly refurbished play equipment has been unveiled at Markhams Chase after Basildon Council invested £152,000.
In the news: Basildon school children are cleaning up to support campaign
A group of Basildon primary school children turned eco warriors by donning hi vis jackets and litter pickers to carry out a clean-up exercise in support of the "We're Cleaning Up" campaign.
Residents over the age of 50 are invited to try out the activities on offer at the George Hurd Centre during an open day next week.