A map published by the Department for Transport showing the availability of electric vehicle charging stations shows that Basildon has the best provision in Essex, with Rochford District significantly increasing its offering.
Wickford is set become the latest location for a new JD Wetherspoons pub as Basildon Council agrees terms with the popular chain.
In the news: Christmas message from the Mayor of Basildon, Councillor David Burton-Sampson
Christmas can be the most joyful of times for many, a time of fun, a time to spend with family, friends and loved ones, a time for giving and receiving, many would say the most wonderful time of the year.
Basildon Council Leader, Councillor Gavin Callaghan, has pledged to support the creation of a multi-million pound state-of-the-art Youth Zone for Basildon borough in his budget proposals for 2020/21.
Twenty five willow trees have been planted in Wickford's Radwinter Avenue which will one day be made into cricket bats.
In the news: Leader puts the maple in Maplewood Court
The leader of Basildon Council has put the maple in Maplewood Court by planting a tree at Sempra's new 20 apartment development.
The leader of Basildon Council is reminding residents that help is available for those feeling the financial strain this Christmas.
Town centre shoppers will be able to benefit from free use of Basildon Council car parks over the festive season.
The Mayor of Basildon warmly invites you to join him at a Civic Carol Service at St. Martin of Tours Church in Basildon town centre from 6.30pm on Monday 16 December.
Mayor of Basildon, Councillor David Burton-Sampson, is asking Christmas party groups to donate the cost of a round of drinks to his charity appeal campaign aimed at reducing loneliness and social isolation in the borough.
All members of the Emergency Services and frontline NHS colleagues in Basildon are being invited to get active for free this Christmas.
Residents are being urged to check their revised rubbish and recycling collection dates ahead of the Christmas period.