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In the news: December 2022

In the news: Future of Wickford Market on pedestrianised high street secured

Wickford Market will operate on Market Lane for four weeks from 31 December, before returning to its home on the pedestrianised high street at the end of January.

In the news: Free parking in council-owned car parks over festive period

Visitors to council-owned car parks can now benefit from free parking over the festive period.

In the news: Basildon's next big idea is off the ground

Basildon's Big Idea, held on Thursday 8 December at the George Hurd Activity Centre, saw local residents vote for their favourite community project and support the future entrepreneurs of the borough.

In the news: New environmental enforcement partnership aims to clean up borough

A new environmental enforcement partnership has begun this week to help reduce the amount of waste, litter, and dumping across the borough.

In the news: Councillors agree on improvements to the way we collect waste and recycling

Basildon Council's Cabinet met on Tuesday 6 December and agreed improvements to the way we collect waste and recycling that will make the service more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

In the news: Nando's officially opens its doors in Basildon's East Square

Visitors to Basildon Town Centre can now enjoy even more dining choice as Nando's opened its doors to bring its unique brand of flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken to the East Square cinema development.

In the news: GP surgery moves to shared site with Basildon Sporting Village in a first for Essex

A new GP surgery next door to the Basildon Sporting Village will allow members of the public to combine their health and fitness experiences as local residents will be able use both facilities as part of a new innovative partnership.

In the news: Parks apprentice Josh wins national award

Parks apprentice Joshua Earnshaw-Potts has picked up a national award in recognition of his brilliant work in our borough's outdoors.

In the news: Construction underway on new pool for Pitsea

Councillors officially marked the beginning of construction of a new swimming pool for Pitsea this week, as Morgan Sindall Construction began work on site.

In the news: Tell us how you feel in our climate change consultation

Basildon Council has launched a consultation to find out residents' thoughts on climate change, and their feelings about and use of active travel around the borough.