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In the News: August 2020

In the news: We're Cleaning Up campaign underway in borough parks

People using the borough's parks will be met with some new signage as part of the council's We're Cleaning Up campaign.

In the news: Wickford High Street set for a colourful uplift after planters approval

Wickford High Street is set for a colourful revamp as plans to install five planters gains approval.

In the news: Eleven fines issued as part of environmental enforcement CCTV trial

Eleven fixed penalty notices (FPNs) have been issued for dumping across the borough of Basildon in the last month since a trial of mobile CCTV began.

In the news: No changes to August Bank Holiday waste and recycling collections

Basildon Council is letting all residents know that waste and recycling collections scheduled for the next bank holiday on Monday 31 August will take place without any changes.

In the news: Free bike marking kits to be available across the borough

The Safer Basildon Partnership has organised for free bike marking kits to be available at various venues across the borough in response to recent reports of bike thefts.

In the news: Council agree trial to use aerial drones for planning enforcement

Aerial drones are set to be used across the Basildon borough to assist the council with planning enforcement cases from next month.

In the news: Basildon Council receives national recognition for its support for the military

The council has been awarded the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award, which recognises and rewards UK employers for their support and commitment towards the defence community.

In the news: Remember lost loved ones at our Civic Service

Everyone within our borough has been affected by Covid-19 in some way - key workers providing vital services, volunteers who have supported vulnerable residents or those kept apart from family during lockdown.

In the news: Basildon Council stands by local businesses and job seekers during recession

Local businesses and those struggling for work can count on Basildon Council's continuing support to help them through the nationwide recession, says Council Leader Gavin Callaghan.

In the news: Basildon Council battling the heat's deadly toll on fish in ponds

As temperatures have hovered in the uncomfortable zone, Basildon Council is working with the Environmental Agency water bailiff and the Fire Service to top up ponds across the borough in a bid to save dying fish.

In the news: South Essex Domestic Abuse Hub commended in national awards for transforming lives

The South Essex Domestic Abuse Hub has been commended in the Transforming Lives category in the Municipal Journal Awards 2020, for its work helping people who are experiencing domestic abuse.

In the news: New litter and dog waste bins for Laindon town centre and its surrounds

The Laindon Town Centre Working Group has unanimously agreed to spend its £6,000 budget on replacing the old, tired litter and dog waste bins across Laindon Park, Langdon Hills, and both Lee Chapel South and North.

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