A Basildon school has received new litter picking equipment after successfully applying to the council's High Street and Town Centres clean-up fund.
Councillors have voted to boost environmental enforcement activities in the borough by bringing in an external company to undertake targeted and out of hours enforcement.
A waste strategy to help reduce Basildon environmental impact and provide services fit for the future has moved a step forward.
Basildon Council has successfully acquired the company that owns Acorn House in Basildon town centre.
The leader of Basildon Council has welcomed 15 new homes becoming available for the borough's keyworkers and residents.
In the news: Freedom of the Borough status awards for two inspirational heroes
D-Day veteran Don Sheppard and St Luke's Hospice co-founder, Trudy Westmore-Cox MBE were awarded Freedom of the Borough by the Mayor of Basildon at a ceremony at Wat Tyler County Park last week (Friday 15 November).
In the news: Squibb Group take on employees from former contractor on East Square project
A demolition contractor working on the East Square cinema and restaurants project has saved two people from unemployment.
Councillors are set to discuss whether to boost environmental enforcement activities by bringing in an external company to undertake targeted and out of hours enforcement.
Plans to deliver a long term strategy that will seek to reduce Basildon's environmental impact and provide a service fit for the future will be discussed by councillors.
Plans for a new swimming pool in Pitsea could move forward when councillors discuss the next steps for the project.
In the news: Basildon at Christmas event gets the festive season off with a bang
Basildon town centre was buzzing with festive shoppers who turned out for this year's festive event culminating in a free fireworks display on Saturday (16 November).
As temperatures start to tumble and winter takes hold Basildon Emergency Night Shelter (BENS) is set to reopen tonight (Monday 18 November).