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In the news: August 2023

In the news: New programme to help Basildon-based businesses achieve greater success

Basildon Council has launched a new fully-funded support service to help local businesses safeguard their future and grow successfully.

In the news: Last chance for residents to have their say in consultation on the borough's future

The Issues and Options Consultation closes on Tuesday 5 September 2023 - the first conversation with communities as part of the development of a new Local Plan for Basildon Borough.

In the news: Basildon Council recovers possession of town centre cinema

Earlier this morning (Friday 25 August 2023), representatives of Basildon Council recovered possession of the cinema complex at East Square, Basildon, thereby forfeiting the lease with Empire Cinemas and allowing the council to secure a new operator for the space.

In the news: Basildon third in national league table for fly-tipping enforcement

Newly published data by the UK Government shows that Basildon Council issued 6,420 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for fly-tipping in 2021/22.

In the news: New waste service launching this autumn

From Monday 27 November 2023, Basildon Council will introduce black wheelie bins and reusable sacks for all households in the Basildon Borough.

In the news: Demolition work gets underway to transform former Basildon care home into 34 new homes

Demolition work has started at the site of the former Ghyll Grove care home in Basildon, transforming the redundant brownfield site into 34 new homes. A new care home has now been erected on the site and is due to open later this year.

In the news: Accessible cycling available for Basildon residents thanks to regional partnership

Local councillors and project partners attended a special ceremony at Basildon Sporting Village to mark the return of accessible cycling sessions to the Sport for Confidence Inclusive Cycling Programme. The sessions will bring therapeutic cycling to more borough residents - boosting the health and wellbeing of those who may need additional support to access the benefits of cycling.

In the news: Popular market finds new home in Wickford

Wickford Market has relocated to a secure location on Woodlands Road, following remedial works organised by Basildon Council.

Notice of review of polling districts and polling places

The Basildon (Electoral Changes) Order 2023 makes changes to the electoral arrangements for the Basildon borough (number of councillors and wards)