Don't forget to check your collection day after the August Bank Holiday (Monday 26 August).
UK's Best Park award 2019 is organised by Fields in Trust, an independent charity that aims to protect our parks. The award celebrates the parks and green spaces that are most loved by their local communities.
In the news: Supporting the borough's seven libraries
Libraries in the borough will benefit from an extra £5000 worth of books thanks to extra funding approved by Basildon Council's Housing and Communities Committee.
In the news: Community fundraising project gets off to a flyer
A community-led project to renew the play equipment in Whitmore Park is gathering momentum after three successful events and the launch of its fundraising page.
Purse bells, card defenders, bike marking kits and other crime prevention materials are expected to be snapped up quickly by Basildon shoppers at a Safer Basildon crime prevention roadshow this Thursday (22 August) in the Eastgate Shopping Centre from 10am-3pm.
Visitors to St Martin's Square will be served up a sporting treat when a pop-up tennis court is installed for two days at the end of the month.
How much longer will residents in Wickford need to put up with disruption caused by roadworks at the Co-op roundabout in Wickford and what are they supposed to achieve - these are the questions Leader of Basildon Council Councillor Gavin Callaghan is asking Leader of Essex County Council today (Monday 19 August).
Basildon Council has installed new barriers at Radford Crescent Car Park in Billericay, in order to restrict out-of-hours access and reduce anti-social behaviour in the area. The new barriers will be in use from Saturday 17 August.
Basildon has been awarded a whopping £1,289,002 from Arts Council England as part of Creative People and Places 2019-2023. It is the first time this grant has been awarded to a borough within Essex and is an exciting win for the both residents and businesses within the town.
Do you think Basildon Council should spend more, less or the same on maintaining parks and open spaces? Does strengthening the local economy matter more or less to you than making people happier, healthier, independent and active? These are some of the questions that Basildon Council is asking residents and businesses before it sets its budget for 2020/21.
In the news: Activity centres receive boost from committee funding
Councillors met representatives from George Hurd Activity Centre, Pitsea Activity Centre and Laindon Activity Centre on Monday 12 August to mark the allocation of grant funding totalling £7,000.
Do you know an individual, club or team who make an invaluable contribution to sport and physical activity in the borough?