Among the issues discussed were:
"It was a productive meeting and I'm confident additional resources will be coming to our five towns in the months ahead," Councillor Callaghan said.
"Mr Hirst agreed to work with me on a number of issues key to tackling crime in our borough. For example, we will work together to ensure the Met Police notify us and share intelligence if known criminals are being rehoused in the our borough and make joint representations on enforcement of clean air measures when we meet the Minister.
"The change we all want to see won't happen overnight but I'll keep fighting for a better deal for Basildon."
Published on Tuesday 30 July 2019