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In the News: January 2021

In the news: Councillors agree proposed council tax freeze and funding for street lights

Basildon Council's portion of council tax should be frozen for the second consecutive year, and street lights should continue to stay lit through the night across the borough.

In the news: Councillors endorse new digital inclusion policy

Councillors have approved a new policy that will give access to digital technology to some of the borough's most disadvantaged residents.

In the news: 'Keep the lights on' appeal to support our borough's casual workers reaches £25,000 donations target

Over the festive period, the Mayor's Charity Appeal Trust launched the 'Keep the lights on' appeal to support our borough's casual workers in the hospitality industry.

In the news: Council Leader and Mayor speak at launch of Basildon Side By Side

Last June, after the worldwide protests following the murder of George Floyd in America, the Leader of Basildon Council and The Mayor of Basildon hosted a Zoom call with BAME community leaders from across Basildon. The aim was to talk about the issues that block the progress of some sections of our community and the barriers that prevent everyone reaching their full potential.

In the news: Basildon Council to invite sponsorship of two-hundred tree community orchard as part of Wickford Memorial Park extension

Wickford residents and businesses are set to be invited to sponsor a tree when a 200-tree community orchard is planted as part of the extension to Wickford Memorial Park.

In the news: Leader of Basildon Council in support of decision for schools to remain closed beyond February half term

All schools in the Basildon borough and across the country will remain closed until at least 8 March, the Prime Minister has announced today.

In the news: Councillors agree to plans to implement Saturday road closures in Wickford High Street

At the Neighbourhoods and Public Spaces Committee on Wednesday 20 January, councillors voted in favour of plans to implement Saturday road closures in Wickford High Street.

In the news: Clarification to Tuesday 19 January press release 'Proposal for Council Tax to be frozen for the second consecutive year...'

On Tuesday 19 January, Basildon Council issued a press release that within it stated that Council Tax will be frozen in the upcoming financial year. However, this decision is still subject to approval by Councillors at Full Council before it becomes legally binding...

In the news: Councillors agree to plans to reduce number of abandoned shopping trolleys in the borough

Basildon Council are to step in and take additional action in a bid to reduce levels of abandoned shopping trolleys in the borough.

In the news: Basildon's Pride Teams make environmental impact across the borough

The council's Pride Teams made a difference tidying and cleaning throughout the borough last year.

In the news: Basildon resident prosecuted for fly-tipping offences

A Basildon resident has been found guilty of fly-tipping after dumping multiple items including a fridge freezer and seven bags of soil on council land in front of their property.

In the news: Proposal for Council Tax to be frozen for the second consecutive year announced by Leader of Basildon Council

Despite the financial implications that Covid-19 has had on Basildon Council, the Leader of Basildon Council, Councillor Gavin Callaghan, has announced plan to recommend for Council Tax to be frozen in the upcoming financial year.

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