Latest news updates from Basildon at 70

In the news: You did it! Backside to Trackside success in 5k finale
From the athletics track at the Basildon sporting village to the Alain Prost circuit in Le Mans, France - participants of the Backside to Trackside programme completed their 5k challenge last weekend.
To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Basildon New Town, Ryedene Primary and Nursery School and Greensted Junior School have partnered with Basildon Council to enter a 'Basildon at 70' float into the Basildon and Pitsea Carnival this year.
In the News: Basildon knowledge tested in 70th anniversary quiz
To celebrate Basildon New Town's 70th Anniversary, Pitsea Leisure Centre hosted a special Basildon at 70 Birthday Quiz on Friday 21 June 2019.
In the News: Basildon at 70 vintage tea dance success
08 May 2019 - An original 1950's dancing dress, decorative antique china and dancing that would have scored highly on a Strictly Come Dancing scoreboard were all part of the Basildon at 70 vintage tea dance at Woodlands School last Saturday.
In the News: People encouraged to get active with free nine week programme
09 April 2019 - A free nine-week initiative to get people active in Basildon is being launched culminating in a family fun day at Basildon Sporting Village.
In the News: 70 Basildon Heroes to celebrate 70th anniversary of the New Town
01 March 2019 - As part of Basildon New Town's 70th anniversary, Basildon Council and Eastgate Shopping Centre are celebrating 70 years with 70 Basildon Heroes - and we need your nominations.
In the News:- Civic celebration to mark Basildon's 70th anniversary
04 February 2019 - Celebrating Basildon New Town was the theme of a Civic celebration in St Martin's Church (31 January) to commemorate 70 years since the new town was created.
In the News:- Year of celebrations launched to mark Basildon's 70th birthday
04 January 2019 - Today marks 70 years since Basildon new town was created, with the community coming together to celebrate the milestone.