In the News: August 2020
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.
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.
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.
Aerial drones are set to be used across the Basildon borough to assist the council with planning enforcement cases from next month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.