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In the news: January 2022

In the news: Council leader speaks of "disappointed" over Basildon sign vandalism

The Leader of Basildon Council has told of his "disappointment" over acts of vandalism that have left the Basildon sign unable to be lit up in time to honour the Queen this February.

In the news: Have your say on housing services in the borough

Residents who want to shape the future of borough housing services and make a positive impact are being invited to register their interest to become a resident voice.

In the news: Planning permission granted for 16 new homes for borough's homeless

A former adult learning facility will be converted into 10 homes for the homeless, with a further six self-contained modular homes installed on-site for rough sleepers.

In the news: Basildon homes made greener with cutting-edge energy saving technology

Basildon Council - in partnership with Morgan Sindall Property Services - has become the first local authority in the country to install goldeni, a new energy saving software platform.

In the news: Safer Basildon offering free personal safety sessions at the Happy Hub

Safer Basildon will be delivering a series of free personal safety sessions for residents over the next few months.

In the news: Virtual events held in honour of Holocaust Memorial Day

Residents are being encouraged to sign up to two events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day - honoured each year on 27 January.

In the news: Delight for members as Laindon Activity Centre returns home

Laindon Activity Centre has returned to its home within Laindon Community Centre to the delight of its members.

In the news: Last week to complete our consultation on potential borough-wide Public Spaces Protection Order

There's just one week left until our consultation regarding a potential borough-wide Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) closes.

In the news: New and exciting Swan Mead Play Area opens to the public

A brand-new play area has opened for residents in Swan Mead Park - the first to open as part of the council's Play Review.

In the news: Councillors set out plans for Local Plan public consultation

Plans for a public consultation around specific areas of the Basildon Borough Local Plan 2014-2034 were formally set in motion by councillors at a meeting of the Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Committee last night, Tuesday 11 January 2022.

In the news: Leading councillor pledges to go meat-free this January to reduce carbon emissions

A leading councillor has made the New Year's resolution to go vegetarian for the month of January to make an impact on climate change.

In the news: Views from residents needed regarding new play area for Wat Tyler Country Park

We need the views of borough residents regarding the concept design for a new play area at Wat Tyler Country Park.