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In the News: February 2021

In the news: Green light for 492 new homes in Basildon town centre

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.

In the news: Council to sign Public Health England's Concordat to improve mental health across the borough

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.

In the news: Council extends eviction amnesty for tenants

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.

In the news: Basildon Council is working with the Health and Safety Executive to make sure businesses are COVID-secure

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.

In the news: Councillors approve tender exercise to move Pitsea pool plan along

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.

In the news: Trial of separate food and garden waste receives positive resident feedback

A trial of separate collections of food and garden waste has concluded with residents who took part submitting positive feedback.

In the news: Housing Ombudsman appeal for volunteers for virtual resident panel

Borough residents are being encouraged by the Housing Ombudsman to volunteer to be part of a virtual resident panel.

In the news: Basildon Council supports national #BreedtoBreathe campaign

A national campaign to improve the health and welfare of flat-faced dog breeds like bulldogs and pugs is being supported by Basildon Council.

In the news: Leader of Basildon Council to host Zoom surgeries with each of the borough's five towns

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.

In the news: Over £50,000 worth of grants issued to support mental health services across the borough

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.

In the news: 'Keep the lights on' donation fund for casual hospitality workers open for applications

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.

In the news: Thurrock and Basildon to work together on local government proposals

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.

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