Basildon

Basildon teen receives award for charity work

A BASILDON teenager has received a charity award and wide acclaim for her significant contribution to the work of a national children’s charity. Beth Wilson, 16, was nominated for her commitment to the work of The Children’s Society, a charity working to support vulnerable teenagers who experience abuse, neglect and poverty in the UK. Beth […]

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Pitsea drug-related offenders sentenced after police search

TWO people arrested by Operation Raptor officers during a warrant at a property in Pitsea have been sentenced at court.  Officers from the South Operation Raptor team carried out a search of 34-year-old Tammy Huntley’s home in Little Searles, Pitsea on 6 December last year. Basildon Crown Court heard Huntley had allowed her home to […]

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Fight goes on between Basildon Council and Travellers at Hovefields

THE Leader of Basildon Council has outlined the numerous legal steps the authority is taking to tackle unlawful development in Wickford. The Enquirer previously reported on 8 March about the concerns of settled residents in the Hovefields area that Travellers were unlawfully building on green belt land protected by a High Court Injunction imposed in […]

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Costa open Europe’s largest coffee bean roastery in Basildon

THE Costa coffee group opened Europe’s largest coffee bean roastery in Basildon today. The new facility cost £38m to build and is set to quadruple their roasting capacity in the UK from 11,000 tonnes of coffee per annum to 45,000 tonnes per annum. Construction started in November 2015 on a specially chosen site in Basildon, […]

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