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.
In the news: New team in place to clean up across Basildon
A new local partnership began this week with five specialised officers helping reduce the amount of waste and litter dropped, dumped and dismissed across the borough.
Basildon councillors have approved a policy to standardise the approach to all memorials for loved ones and pets in the borough's parks and open spaces.
More estate action days to help improve the look and feel of the borough will go ahead this year.
A public consultation on leisure and culture has revealed that residents want more community events, affordable leisure and cultural opportunities and better use of our town centres.
In the news: Nevendon Centre is officially opened for the community
Wickford's Nevendon Centre was officially opened today (5 February) with speeches and a game of ping pong between the Mayor of Basildon Councillor David Burton-Sampson and Councillor David Harrison.
Sempra Homes has secured a deal to purchase the former Wickford Police Station with a view to developing the site into new homes.
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!