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Political Structure and Decision Making

At an extraordinary meeting on 25 May 2017, Basildon Borough Council resolved to cease operating a Leader and Cabinet form of governance and to operate a Committee System form of governance with effect from its Annual Meeting, also on 25 May.

At the Annual Meeting on 23 May 2019,  Council adopted the following committee structure to carry out its work and to make its decisions:


        View details plus minutes & agendas


        Policy and Resources Committee

        Housing and Communities Committee

       Neighbourhoods and Public Spaces Committee

        External Affairs, Partnerships and Liaison Committee

        Town Centre Revival Committee

        Infrastructure and Inclusive Growth Committee

        SUB-COMMITTEES (two)

        Staffing Matters and Review Sub-Committee

        Commercialisation and Future Finance Sub-Committee

        (since the Annual Council meeting, two further sub-committees have been set up - the Housing Development Sub-Committee and the Enforcement Sub-Committee)


        Audit and Risk Committee

        Licensing Committee

        Planning Committee


        Joint Standards Committee

        Essex Countywide Traveller Unit Joint Committee

        South Essex Parking Partnership Joint Committee


For enquiries:

Committee and Member Services
Basildon Borough Council
The Basildon Centre
St Martin's Square
SS14 1DL