CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - Basildon Council service and information updates
Basildon Council is making decisions day by day in order to balance the need to maintain essential services and the need to support those who need our help the most, while at the same time following public health guidance for the protection of the public and staff against infection from coronavirus (COVID-19).
Basildon councillors have sent out what Council Leader Gavin Callaghan called: "A clear, strong and decisive message to the Government - Basildon Council will not accept a congestion charge, so think again."
Basildon councillors are to be asked to authorise an exploration of options for broadening the scope of the council's powers - the start of a journey that could see the district authority take on unitary status.
Basildon Council Leader Gavin Callaghan is to ask councillors to commission a new study into whether the council could get a better deal that would still see a 4-star hotel built by Basildon golf course.
Social isolation and vulnerable groups are top of the agenda as the newly elected Mayor of Basildon, Councillor David Burton-Sampson, announces the good causes set to benefit from a year of fundraising.