CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - Basildon Council service and information updates
Basildon Council is making decisions day by day in order to balance the need to maintain essential services and the need to support those who need our help the most, while at the same time following public health guidance for the protection of the public and staff against infection from coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Leader of Basildon Council has written to the Secretary of State for Education the Right Honourable Gavin Williamson asking him to help out-of-pocket parents with financial compensation for cancelled school trips.
Over the past week Basildon Council staff have more than doubled the total number of business grant applications they have processed to help keep businesses going through the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total value to more than £13 million.
West Ham United captain Mark Noble has again stepped in to support Basildon borough by funding the community effort to ensure food and medicines get through to some of the most isolated and vulnerable people in the community.