Happy Birthday Basildon

Saturday, January 5, 2019 Editor 0

It’s 70 years since Basildon new town was created… ‘A town where friendliness, neighbourliness, comradeship, and the spirit of helpfulness’ strives. Congratulations Basildon! More on Basildon’s celebrations here

A Case Of Darkness Increasing Crime?

Sunday, April 9, 2017 admin 0

The Echo reports here on how a gang has been stealing power tools from parked van across the Basildon area: AN organised crime gang is believed to be targeting vehicles across the borough in search of tools after more than 37 cars and vans were broken into in four days. […]

The Future Of Fairglen

Saturday, February 4, 2017 admin 1

As the Echo reports here,  the County Council has plans to improve the important Fairglen junction , where the A127 meets the A130. However they haven’t announced exactly what plans they have – they will be making an announcement to coincide with some consultation sessions. The County Council website explains […]

That Waste Site Could Be Here A Lot Sooner than 2026

Saturday, January 14, 2017 admin 0

Chris Black and Chris Stanley wrote recently about the proposal for a waste site at Dollymans Farm , on the Rawreth – Basildon border. This isn’t a council idea, but has been supported by a government inspector . We wrote that: She was concerned about a likely lack of capacity […]

Waste Site For Rawreth / Basildon Border?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 admin 2

We didn’t see this one coming… Essex County Council and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council as have been working jointly over a number of years to prepare a Replacement Waste Local Plan. The draft Replacement Waste Local Plan was submitted to the Government for independent examination by a Planning Inspector. We have […]

Basildon’s Autumn Of Discontent

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 admin 3

The Yellow Advertiser reports here on the results of consultations on future development in Basildon There have been 21636 responses, of which more than 80% were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the plans…. U

Geoff Williams’ Motion Succeeds

Monday, October 19, 2015 admin 1

Lib Dem Councillor Geoff WilIiams, a veteran of Basildon Council, has succeeded in his motion of no confidence in the Conservative Chair of their planning committee. Read the story in ?the Echo:

Geoff Williams To Move Motion Of No Confidence At Basildon Council

Thursday, September 10, 2015 admin 2

We wrote recently about Basildon Council, where a planning decision for a big housing site was kept away from Basildon’s own planning committee and decided under delegated powers. Veteran Liberal Democrat Councillor Geoff Williams is now intending to table a motion of no confidence in the planning committee chair Cllr […]

Basildon Council Bypasses Its Own Planning Committee

Friday, September 4, 2015 admin 8

Sometimes planning meetings aren’t simply about passing something or refusing it. They are about suggesting improvements in the layout. A good example of this was back in the 80s with the Downhall Park Way Development . The Lib Dem ward councillors at that time got the layout altered in a […]

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Potholes + Darkness = Trouble

Sunday, February 2, 2014 admin 7

  Some commonsense from our Basildon colleagues, as reported in the Echo: COUNCILLORS have hit out at “irresponsible” highway bosses for failing to repair a road and paths ahead of the big light switch off. Geoff and Linda Williams, Lib Dem councillors for Nethermayne ward, want to see all highways […]