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Weekly garden waste subscription service to come into effect later this year
Garden waste collections will become a weekly, optional subscription service for residents later this year.
Residents can register their interest for the service now at Garden Waste.
Once the subscription service starts, residents' garden waste will no longer be collected unless they are signed up.
Are you ok? Find support with the cost of living
If you are struggling with money, energy debt or the cost of essential services, you are not alone. It's important to know that support is available. We are here to help.
Visit our dedicated support hub: Are you ok? Support with the cost of living
You now need photo ID to vote at a polling station
The UK Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at some elections. This new requirement will apply for the first time in England at the local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.
For more information on which forms of photo ID will be accepted, visit electoralcommission.org.uk/voterID or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280.
Councillors approve ambitious package of investments for 2023/24
Money for play parks, community centres and important investment in renewing local estates. Councillors approved these and other investment proposals at a meeting of the Full Council on Thursday 23 February 2023, following provisional approval of the annual budget by the Cabinet on Thursday 9 February 2023.
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.
Council Tax and Housing Benefits e-Services
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