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In the news: Leader of Basildon Council to host open meetings across the borough

The Leader of Basildon Council Councillor Andrew Baggott will be holding open meetings for residents across the borough over the next few months.

The 90 minute sessions are an opportunity for residents to meet the new council Leader and ask any questions they may have, as well as an opportunity for residents to find out about the work that has been done in recent months. The sessions will feature an introduction from the Leader before an open Q+A with the audience.

The first of these 'Meet the Leader' sessions will be for Laindon residents and will take place between 6:30pm - 8pm on Thursday 12 August at the Bluehouse Farm Community Centre. No booking is needed as all the sessions are walk in.

The sessions are an opportunity for residents to meet the new council leader and ask any questions they may have. It's also an opportunity for residents to find out about the good work that has been done in recent months.

Cllr Andrew Baggott said: "Having been elected a few months ago now I thought this would be a good time and opportunity for residents to meet me and hear about all the good work going on in their local area and across the borough.

"Last time in administration I set up these events in recognition of how important it is to engage with residents on a personal level and I want to continue that now that we are back in administration.

"I encourage any resident to come along - it's an opportunity to ask questions on any subject, in a hopefully informal and convivial manner."

Full details of areas/dates/times are as follows:

Thursday 12 August, 6.30pm - 8pm

Laindon

Bluehouse Farm Community Centre, Laindon Link, Basildon SS15 5UH

Tuesday 24 August, 11.30am - 1pm

Pitsea

Wat Tyler Centre, Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea SS16 4UH

Wednesday 8 September, 6.30pm - 8pm

Basildon

Basildon Library, St Martin's Square, Basildon SS14 1EE

Thursday 23 September, 6.30pm - 8pm

Billericay

Chantry Centre, Chantry Way, Billericay CM11 2AP

 

There are also events planned in Wickford and Vange in October.

For more information please visit Meet the Leader events

ENDS

Published on Wednesday 28 July 2021

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