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."
A Basildon Council campaign that has saved 24 tonnes of waste from landfill has won a Campaign of the Year award at national recycling awards.
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.
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.
Basildon councillors could next week approve the formal opening of a pet memorial garden at Wat Tyler Park.
A plan to transform the fortunes of a park that is currently a bog in large parts for much of the year goes before Basildon councillors next week.
A fund to help community and volunteer groups set up initiatives to clean up their town centres and high streets could be set up by Basildon Council.
Members of the Vange community are being asked to get involved in choosing a new design for the proposed play area at Kent View Road Recreation Ground.
In the News: New college campus breaks ground for 2020 opening
Work has started on South Essex College's new state of the art Digital Technology Campus in Basildon Town Centre which is due to open next year.
In the News: Flag raising and parade to celebrate Armed Forces Day
Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community; from currently serving troops to Service families, Veterans and Cadets.
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.