Local Elections

Tory cuts hit police in Pitsea

Essex Police need to make £63 million of cuts imposed by the Tory Government and as predicted the axe is going to be falling in Pitsea with the closure of the local police station; which will no longer be used for either front-counter or backroom staff operations. Pitsea police station however is part of the community and residents do not want it to disappear. Police stations are however a symbol of the law, a very real permanent reminder of the rules that govern our country. Officers on the beat are a transient presence whilst police stations are constant. Police stations themselves are not impractical.  They help in giving the sense of security that residents so need. (more…)


Is The Morrisons Development Under Threat Again?

Morrisons’ has once again announced a disappointing set of financial results. We now hear that the company’s pre-tax losses have deepened to £792m increasing from £176m only a year ago. Add to that a fall in sales by 5.9% in the year to February. The supermarket has announced as a result of this poor set of results they intend to close 23 stores and cut 300 jobs. This is the company’s worst set of results for 8 years. (more…)

Labour Party

David Burton-Sampson – Labours candidate for the Pitsea South East

2014-11-01 13.48.57_resizedWe are pleased to announce the selection of David Burton-Sampson as Labours candidate for the Pitsea South East seat for this year’s Basildon Borough Council elections.  Many of you will remember and will have met David last year as he stood as your candidate then.  David worked hard last year with Councillor Aidan McGurran to visit as many residents as possible to discuss local issues and assist them with any problems they had.  Despite missing out on the seat by 95 votes, David has continued to work closely with residents and has carried on taking up issues on their behalf. (more…)

By Basildon Labour Party, ago

Morrisons Fear For Pitsea Regen

Labour’s Candidate Pitsea South East, David Burton-Sampson, has spoken of his fears that the redevelopment of Pitsea town centre could still come unstuck with Morrisons experiencing even more difficulties. David explained, “Last week, London and Cambridge informed local residents that the Pitsea redevelopment was behind schedule. This week we learn that the anchor tenant Morrisons, is in really big trouble. (more…)