A primary school in Basildon opened the doors to a brand-new nursery last week after a funding boost from Basildon Council enabled the purchase of new play and education equipment for young children in the community.
This Thursday night, Basildon Council will be holding the first of the reintroduced Together for Safer Communities public meetings in an effort to provide community reassurance and promote crime prevention advice and materials.
Do you know someone who gives up their free time to help worthy causes? Make sure they get the recognition they deserve by nominating them for a Basildon Borough Volunteer Award before the closing date of Wednesday 18 September.
A consultation to give communities and businesses the opportunity to shape how the council deals with planning decisions in the borough closes soon and people are encouraged to have their say before the closing date.
Basildon Council leader Gavin Callaghan has met with the Minister of State for Environment and Rural Affairs where he made his position clear on why a charging clean air zone along the A127 is not in the best interests of the borough.