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In the news: June 2023

In the news: Issues and Options Consultation launched to develop new Local Plan for Basildon

The Issues and Options Consultation is the council's first conversation with communities as part of the development of a new Local Plan for the borough.

In the news: Councillors agree additional funding to support new creative campus in Basildon town centre

Proposals for a revised budget of an additional £3.7m to deliver the creative centre for screen and digital technologies has been approved by councillors at a meeting of Basildon Council's Cabinet on Tuesday 6 June 2023.

In the news: Constable's Cornfield visits Basildon as National Gallery tour brings art to the centre of everyday life

John Constable's The Cornfield, one of the most beloved paintings from the National Gallery's London collection, will be unveiled tomorrow to passing visitors to North Gunnels, Basildon.

In the news: Essex Pedal Power Basildon begins distributing free bikes to Basildon Hospital staff

On 10 June 2023, the first of 150 free bikes were distributed to staff at Basildon Hospital through the Essex Pedal Power partnership project - delivered by The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS), supported by Essex County Council, Active Essex, Sport England and Basildon Borough Council.

In the news: New location for Wickford Market to be secured

Wickford Market has been operating on the pedestrianised high street each Saturday since May 2021, with a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order that kept the high street car-free. It was hoped that this would become the permanent home following a formal consultation with local traders, residents and local bus companies.

In the news: New CCTV installed at key community locations across the borough

As part of Basildon Council's Safe and Sound Estates Programme, Basildon Council has installed new CCTV cameras across targeted borough estates. This comes after £22,000 was secured in partnership with local community groups earlier this year.