Basildon

Somme plaque put on public display in Basildon

A PLAQUE commemorating troops who were tragically killed at the Battle of the Somme a century ago is now on public display in Basildon. The glass memorial, which includes the names of all troops from Basildon borough who fell at the battle in 1916, has been installed in the reception area of the Basildon Centre, […]

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Assurances given that A&E plans will “save more lives”

LEADING clinicians have assured anyone concerned at proposed healthcare changes that no local A&E units in Mid and South Essex will be closed. The message came in response to increasing speculation in the national media about the future of A&E departments across the country. Dr Ronan Fenton, joint medical director for the Success Regime and […]

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Basildon Council bin collection plans put on hold after consultation

CONTROVERSIAL waste collection plans accused of being bias against Billericay residents have been put on hold by Basildon Council. Under the changes initially proposed by Basildon Council, household waste would be collected fortnightly in wheeled bins, and there would be an added charge for garden waste collection. The changes were said to be about increasing […]

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Basildon Council finish work to restore Dale Farm

BASILDON Council has returned to the former illegal traveller site at Dale Farm to revert the site back to being in keeping with green belt. Works to improve the area at the end of last week will mark the end of the council’s involvement with the site following the well documented clearance of caravans in […]

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