Vote for your Basildon community heroes


Following the success of last year’s 2018 Community Awards, Festival Leisure has teamed up with The Enquirer to host the 2019 Community Awards.

The awards ceremony will take place on Monday 18th March, seeing each winner receive a trophy and £100 to spend at Festival Leisure.

It’s important to recognise both people and businesses within the local community who go that extra mile and that is why Festival Leisure and The Essex Enquirer is hosting the 2019 Community awards.


The nominees have been selected and public voting is now open and you can vote for who you think deserves to win in each category.

Categories are; Festival Leisure Volunteer of the Year, Fundraiser of the Year, Young Fundraiser of the Year, Emergency Services Award, Inspiring Young Person, Best Teacher Award, Activities Leader Achievement Award, Employee of the Year, Customer Care Award and Business of the Year.

Matthew Chambers, Centre Manager of Festival Leisure Park said “We’re delighted to be welcoming back our Community Awards, recognising and rewarding individuals and organisations who go above and beyond. We are extremely excited and proud to be highlighting the best of Essex and we’re looking forward to receiving nominations.”

The voting is now open, please only vote once in each category. Entries close this Sunday 10th March at Midnight.

For more information on the Awards, as well as news and events going on at Festival Leisure Park visit or find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Festival Leisure Park located in Basildon, Essex, is the largest leisure destination in Essex with over 3.2 million visitors a year. The park offers a wonderful mix of the nation’s leading leisure brands with Essex’s most popular cinema Cineworld.

The site is also home to Hollywood Bowl, plus the UK’s most popular restaurants including Frankie & Benny’s, Pizza Hut, Pizza Express, Nando’s and Chiquito, and restaurants offering food from around the world including Villagio and Aroma. 360 Play Basildon is also open daily.


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