In the news: Wickford Wombles receive new litter pickers from council clean-up fund
A litter picking group has received new litter picking equipment after successfully applying to the council's High Street and Town Centres clean-up fund.
In the news: Safer Basildon Hub relaunches
Basildon has relaunched its community safety hub with more agencies working together to safeguard vulnerable people, tackle crime, anti-social behaviour and reduce re-offending in the borough.
In the news: Basildon celebrates National Energy Saving Week and Beam Energy partnership offering residents cheaper bills
This week, in support of National Energy Saving Week, Basildon Council joined forces with fellow Beam Energy partner Barking and Dagenham Council to meet pupils at Henry Green Primary School who were taking part in a zero-electricity hour.
No rise in council tax, money to continue lighting the borough's streets through the night and investment in new facilities and positive activities for young people - these are some of the budget proposals for 2020/21 that Basildon councillors are set to discuss next week.
In the news: New play area unveiled at Kent View Road
A brand new play area has been officially unveiled at Kent View Road Recreation Ground.
In the news: Wickford's Nevendon Centre opens for the community
A brand new community centre has opened in Wickford's Nevendon Recreation Ground.
Councillors unanimously agreed to start a pilot project to look at how the shopping experience of disabled visitors to Basildon Town Centre can be improved to make it 'purple friendly' and inclusive to all.
Councillors have agreed to grant £700,000 to Sempra Homes help enable the let of nine houses to people waiting on the council's Homeseeker Register.
In the news: Have your say on Basildon Town Centre Masterplan
Our town centre is changing, and we want your ideas on what it might look like in the future. Basildon Council wants to hear from you as part of its masterplan consultation.
A new team dedicated to tackling littering and flytipping in Basildon is set to begin work on Monday 3 February.
How would you like to be involved in shaping future plans for South Essex? That's the question being asked of residents and businesses across the region in a formal consultation that ends later this month.
Basildon Council and Basildon Business Group have written a joint letter to the Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to voice opposition to proposals for a charging clean air zone in Basildon.