In the News: January 2021
Basildon Council's portion of council tax should be frozen for the second consecutive year, and street lights should continue to stay lit through the night across the borough.
In the news: 'Keep the lights on' appeal to support our borough's casual workers reaches £25,000 donations target
Over the festive period, the Mayor's Charity Appeal Trust launched the 'Keep the lights on' appeal to support our borough's casual workers in the hospitality industry.
Last June, after the worldwide protests following the murder of George Floyd in America, the Leader of Basildon Council and The Mayor of Basildon hosted a Zoom call with BAME community leaders from across Basildon. The aim was to talk about the issues that block the progress of some sections of our community and the barriers that prevent everyone reaching their full potential.
In the news: Basildon Council to invite sponsorship of two-hundred tree community orchard as part of Wickford Memorial Park extension
Wickford residents and businesses are set to be invited to sponsor a tree when a 200-tree community orchard is planted as part of the extension to Wickford Memorial Park.
In the news: Leader of Basildon Council in support of decision for schools to remain closed beyond February half term
All schools in the Basildon borough and across the country will remain closed until at least 8 March, the Prime Minister has announced today.
At the Neighbourhoods and Public Spaces Committee on Wednesday 20 January, councillors voted in favour of plans to implement Saturday road closures in Wickford High Street.
In the news: Clarification to Tuesday 19 January press release 'Proposal for Council Tax to be frozen for the second consecutive year...'
On Tuesday 19 January, Basildon Council issued a press release that within it stated that Council Tax will be frozen in the upcoming financial year. However, this decision is still subject to approval by Councillors at Full Council before it becomes legally binding...
In the news: Councillors agree to plans to reduce number of abandoned shopping trolleys in the borough
Basildon Council are to step in and take additional action in a bid to reduce levels of abandoned shopping trolleys in the borough.
A Basildon resident has been found guilty of fly-tipping after dumping multiple items including a fridge freezer and seven bags of soil on council land in front of their property.
In the news: Proposal for Council Tax to be frozen for the second consecutive year announced by Leader of Basildon Council
Despite the financial implications that Covid-19 has had on Basildon Council, the Leader of Basildon Council, Councillor Gavin Callaghan, has announced plan to recommend for Council Tax to be frozen in the upcoming financial year.