Ten tonnes of litter has been collected from borough parks in the last month prompting a reminder to park users to do the right thing and bin their waste.
People who unlawfully park in blue badge disabled bays could now be hit with a £70 fine after Basildon Council successfully implemented a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO).
Basildon Council has terminated its agreement with the operator of Wickford market as they have been unable to ensure the market trades safely in a way that follows the guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Basildon Council is preparing to reopen play areas in six of the borough's parks this weekend.
The iconic BASILDON sign will join national landmarks in lighting up blue for the 72nd anniversary of the NHS and to remember those who have died during the coronavirus pandemic.