In the news: Wickford's Nevendon Centre opens for the community
A brand new community centre has opened in Wickford's Nevendon Recreation Ground.
Councillors unanimously agreed to start a pilot project to look at how the shopping experience of disabled visitors to Basildon Town Centre can be improved to make it 'purple friendly' and inclusive to all.
Councillors have agreed to grant £700,000 to Sempra Homes help enable the let of nine houses to people waiting on the council's Homeseeker Register.
In the news: Have your say on Basildon Town Centre Masterplan
Our town centre is changing, and we want your ideas on what it might look like in the future. Basildon Council wants to hear from you as part of its masterplan consultation.
A new team dedicated to tackling littering and flytipping in Basildon is set to begin work on Monday 3 February.
How would you like to be involved in shaping future plans for South Essex? That's the question being asked of residents and businesses across the region in a formal consultation that ends later this month.
Basildon Council and Basildon Business Group have written a joint letter to the Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to voice opposition to proposals for a charging clean air zone in Basildon.
Basildon Council has been successful in its bid for funding to help crack down on rogue landlords and improve housing in the borough.
The Chairman of Basildon Council's Neighbourhoods and Public Spaces Committee has praised the efforts of the council's refuse and recycling teams over the festive and New Year period.
In the news: Council backs campaign to make a difference and take the plastic pledge
Basildon Council has joined other local authorities to do its bit for the planet and are encouraging residents to join them and 'Love Essex Not Plastic'.