Two community groups have been successful in winning funding from Basildon Council's Sport and Physical Activity Development Grant scheme.
Local businesses will join a new radio-network supported and funded by Basildon Council to combat anti-social behaviour across Pitsea town centre and its surrounding areas.
In the news: Wickford primary school collects new litter picking equipment
A Wickford primary school has received 15 new litter picking kits thanks to a successful via Basildon Council's High Streets and Town Centres clean-up fund.
In the news: Specialist swing unveiled for all kids in Wickford
A swing for all children to use regardless of their mobility has been added to the play area on Elder Avenue thanks to members of the Nevendon Neighbourhood Association, Veolia, and Basildon Council.
In the news: Council plants community orchard on Wickford allotment plot
Basildon Council's arboriculture team has planted 10 fruit trees on an allotment plot in Wickford to create a community orchard for plot holders.
In the news: Borough libraries get a share of more than 700 new books
Borough libraries have received more than 700 new books thanks to a £5,000 boost from Basildon Council.
In the news: Top economist lays out robust forecast for Basildon businesses
Renowned economist Vicky Pryce and Cabinet Office representatives have engaged local business owners at a roundtable event about Brexit, business and the current economic picture - hosted by Basildon Council, the Institute of Directors Essex (IoD) and Santander.
Basildon councillors are set to discuss new funding for celebrations to mark 75 years since the declaration of Victory in Europe (VE Day) during World War Two, along with the next steps towards a new borough war memorial.
Basildon residents have the opportunity to nominate a council staff member or team who they feel has gone that extra mile to deliver great customer service to the local community - a person or team who you feel has really made a difference!
On Monday 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 in the Fryerns area.
No rise in council tax, money to continue lighting the borough's streets through the night and investment in new facilities and positive activities for young people.
In the news: New play equipment is installed in Whitmore Park
A £100,000 project to install brand new play equipment at Whitmore Park in Basildon has been completed after Basildon Council and community partners and businesses banded together.