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Service update: Monday 20th September 2021. All recycling collections, including pink sack and glass collections are back on this week starting with Wickford on Monday 20 September.

Thank you for your patience and understanding whilst services have been disrupted. Please remember to put out your sacks on your usual collection day and note that the Barleylands Recycling Centre has returned to its normal opening times.

Countryside

Country parks and nature reserves

Langdon Hills, Queens Park, The Wick, Wat Tyler Country Park. Mill Meadows, Nevendon Bushes, Noak Bridge, Norsey Wood, Vange Hill nature reserves.

Wat Tyler Country Park

Wat Tyler Country Park on the South Essex Marshes; features grazing meadows, ancient hedgerows and tidal waterways. Wat Tyler Centre and Green Centre with interactive exhibitions. RSPB visitor centre on site and The Essex Field Club based in the Green Centre.

Country walks and trails

Crays Hill, Little Burstead, North Benfleet, Ramsden Crays circular walks. Norsey Wood, Wat Tyler Nature Trails.

Countryside education

Organised day and residential visits for school parties and youth groups

Countryside themed children's birthday parties

Celebrate your child's birthday at one of our country parks with a host of countryside themed activities and a specially decorated party room

Countryside links

Links to local and national countryside and nature websites.

Countryside Service

Basildon Council's Countryside Services department is responsible for the protection, enhancement and management of twelve sites spread across the district and covering around 620 acres.

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