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In the News: May 2021

In the news: Freedom of Entry to the borough status awarded to our NHS heroes

At a meeting of Extraordinary Council on Thursday 27 May, councillors agreed to bestow the Freedom of Entry to the Borough status onto NHS organisations for their extraordinary services to our residents during COVID19.

In the news: Basildon's new Leader sets out his commitment to new ways of working

The new leader of Basildon Council has set out his commitment to a friendlier, more collaborative way of working as his administration begins its term in office.

In the news: Workshops delivered to 1300 of our borough's year 7 students raising awareness of the risks of exploitation

The Safer Basildon Partnership, using funding from the Essex Violence & Vulnerability Unit, has delivered a series of workshops to over 1300 pupils across the borough focusing on the impact of exploitation and the harms caused by serious violence.

In the news: Retired playschool leader is presented with Alf Dove Award

Last night (20 May), the Mayor of Basildon, David Burton-Sampson, presented Emily Evans with the Alf Dove Award.

In the news: Near threatened and beautiful rare wildflower spotted growing in the borough

A beautiful rare wildflower has blossomed in our grasslands, with its growth being a result of the council's relaxed mowing regime.

In the news: Morrisons supermarket coming to Wickford

A Morrisons supermarket is set to replace the existing Co Op store in Wickford after a deal was agreed between Basildon Council, Heriot UK and the supermarket chain.

In the news: Local Public Planning Virtual Inquiry date set

A virtual Inquiry has been arranged in respect of land at Skirmish Wood, Outwood Farm Road, Billericay, starting on Tuesday 11 May at 10am.

In the news: New high street market launch a success for Wickford

The new Wickford Market launched successfully on Saturday 8 May. To support its opening the high street will be closed to traffic on Saturdays for a trial period.

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