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In the news: March 2023

In the news: Brand-new play area opens in Northlands Park

Northlands Park's brand-new play area has opened today, ready to be enjoyed by the local community.

In the news: Construction starts on new Northlands Park skatepark for borough's adventurous residents

Construction works have started this week on a brand-new skatepark for our adventurous residents to enjoy in Northlands Park.

In the news: Bulky waste collection price changes from April bookings

Bulky waste collection bookings are now open for April - when charges will be changing to remove the subsidy on the service from council taxpayers.

In the news: Ten new council homes for Basildon residents at Valerie House

The building of ten new council homes has been complete, ready for Basildon residents on the council's housing register to move into.

In the news: Cranes Farm Nature Zone complete and ready for visitors A

A brand-new diverse open space has opened in Basildon - known as Cranes Farm Nature Zone.

In the news: Basildon Borough Bus coming soon to support local communities

The Borough Bus will begin touring from Tuesday 4 April to provide drop-in council services and additional support in local communities. The bus will be available every two weeks, at a range of venues across the borough.

In the news: Councillors to seek extension of Community Safety Warden scheme

Councillors will discuss proposals to extend a service providing Community Safety Wardens across the borough, at a meeting of Basildon Council's Cabinet on Thursday 16 March 2023.

In the news: Councillors to seek additional funding for second phase of works to improve Laindon Community Centre

Councillors will discuss proposals to allocate an additional £1.1million in funding to complete the second phase of improvement works at Laindon Community Centre, at a meeting of Basildon Council's Cabinet on Thursday 16 March 2023.

In the news: Cabinet Members to consider the frequency of collection of non-recyclable waste

Cabinet Members will meet on Thursday 16 March 2023 to consider the outcome of the public consultation on the frequency of collection of non-recyclable waste using wheeled bins.

In the news: Councillors to discuss the Felmores Estate Improvement Plan (EIP) to continue investment into neighbourhood

Cabinet Members will meet on Thursday 16 March 2023 to consider the Felmores Estate Improvement Plan (EIP). The council's Safe and Sound Estates Programme is a long-term project with £40 million pounds worth of investment, to improve estates across the borough through a number of different projects.

In the news: "Earn as you learn" scheme to encourage new drivers into taxi profession

Basildon Council will launch a pilot scheme for new licensed drivers called "Earn as you learn," following agreement by councillors at a meeting of the council's Licensing Committee.

In the news: Basildon Borough Volunteer Awards a success

The 2023 Basildon Borough Volunteer Awards has taken place with special individuals from across the borough getting recognised for their brilliant achievements.