An application for 492 one and two-bed apartments has been approved by Basildon Council's Planning Committee, as part of the ambitious town centre regeneration programme.
Basildon Council has been recognised as an exemplar in the provision of services to relieve poor mental health and will now become a signatory of the Public Health England Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health.
Basildon councillors have voted to extend an amnesty on evicting tenants from council-owned housing who are suffering financial hardship because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Basildon Council is working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to contact businesses in the borough to make sure they are COVID-secure and to help tackle coronavirus in the local area.
Plans for a new swimming pool in Pitsea have taken a step forward as councillors agreed a tender exercise to appoint a contractor to draw up designs for the build phase.
A trial of separate collections of food and garden waste has concluded with residents who took part submitting positive feedback.
Borough residents are being encouraged by the Housing Ombudsman to volunteer to be part of a virtual resident panel.
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A national campaign to improve the health and welfare of flat-faced dog breeds like bulldogs and pugs is being supported by Basildon Council.
Leader of Basildon Council Councillor Gavin Callaghan will be holding surgeries for residents of each of the borough's five towns over the next five weeks.
Back in October, Basildon Council launched a mental health fund, and the council has now selected and awarded over £50,000 worth of grants to twelve organisations offering mental health services in the Basildon borough.
Over the festive period, the Mayor's Charity Appeal Trust launched the 'Keep the lights on' Crowdfunding appeal, to help raise money to support our borough's casual workers in the hospitality industry who lost out on extra income over Christmas.
Basildon and Thurrock Council will consider signing a Memorandum of Understanding, confirming their intentions to work more closely when proposing future governance arrangements for the boroughs of Basildon and Thurrock.