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In the news: September 2022

In the news: Plans approved for the erection of new Morrisons store in Wickford Town Centre

At a meeting of Basildon Council's Planning Committee on Wednesday 28 September 2022, plans were approved for the demolition of the recently vacated Co-operative store in Wickford Town Centre and erection of new store, Morrisons.

In the news: Basildon's Big Idea returns to kickstart an innovative community project

Following the success of the previous Basildon's Big Idea event held in April 2022, the event returns on 8 December at the George Hurd Activity Centre to help kickstart a new idea.

In the news: Works start on 21 new council homes exclusively for borough residents

Works have started on the building of 21 new council homes, exclusively for Basildon residents on the council's housing register.

In the news: Feed the ducks at Lake Meadows with new environmentally friendly duck feeder

A brand new duckfeeder has been installed within Lake Meadows to enable visitors to feed the local ducks and swans in a sustainable way using healthy feed.

In the news: Don't miss out on the Find Your Active Basildon Festival this Saturday

This Saturday, the Find Your Active Basildon Festival will be taking place where residents can get involved in a range of activities, all for free.

In the news: An expression of condolence following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Following the announcement of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Mayor of Basildon, Councillor Luke Mackenzie, has expressed his sincerest condolences on the behalf of the borough with the following statement

In the news: The Basildon Business Expo returns this September with over 70 exhibitors

Essex Chambers of Commerce in association with Basildon Council will deliver this year's Basildon Business Expo at Basildon Sporting Village, following the success of the previous events held in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

In the news: ACL Essex joins the successful Advice Store in Basildon Town Centre

This week Basildon Council's Advice Store welcomed ACL Essex, the largest provider of adult education in the county, to the store.

In the news: Free day of sports and activities with Find Your Active Basildon Festival

Basildon Sporting Village will soon host the Find Your Active Basildon Festival for residents to enjoy a range of different sports and activities, all for free.

In the news: Fun and free Backside to Trackside programme is back this Autumn

The award-winning and free Backside to Trackside programme is back this Autumn to help improve both residents' physical and mental health in a social environment.

In the news: Basildon event for The Proclamation of the Accession of King Charles III

Basildon's event for The Proclamation of the Accession of King Charles III will be taking place this Sunday after the tragic passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

In the news: Works are underway at the brand new East Square Complex ahead of opening at the end of the year

Empire Cinemas are committed to opening the new cinema in Basildon town centre but building the very best movie-going experience is a huge undertaking, involving partners all over the world.