Basildon Council has responded swiftly to the shock news that Simons Construction, main contractor to the council on its cinema-led regeneration of Basildon's East Square, has fallen into administration.
Purse bells, card defenders, bike marking kits and other crime prevention materials are expected to be snapped up quickly at Safer Basildon's Roadshow by Pitsea Market on Wednesday 30 October between 10am and 3pm.
A campaign that set out to bring the community together against the blight of dumped waste and litter rounded off with a Basildon Council staff litter blitz around the town centre and surrounding roads today.
More than 50 businesses have booked to exhibit at the Basildon Business Expo, the largest annual business to business event in Basildon taking place next week (Thursday 24 October) at the Holiday Inn in Basildon from 10am-3pm.
Around 750 parents and young people headed to the Towngate Theatre in Basildon on Tuesday (8 October) to find out more about the further education and career opportunities available to 15-19 year olds once they have finished their exams.