A public consultation on leisure and culture has revealed that residents want more community events, affordable leisure and cultural opportunities and better use of our town centres.

The findings of the consultation, which attracted more than 460 responses, took place last summer amid Basildon's 70th anniversary commemorations. The report was presented to the Neighbourhoods and Public Spaces Committee last night (Wednesday 5 February).

Members of the committee agreed to adopt a draft Leisure and Cultural policy which will be used to deliver priorities and outcomes.

Chairman of the Neighbourhoods and Public Spaces Committee Councillor David Harrison said: "Leisure and culture are important parts of the community and help bring us all together. It was important we understood what that means to our residents so that we can shape the future of the borough in a way that will enhance the health and wellbeing of everyone who lives in the borough.

Press release published on Thursday 06 February, 2020