After 15 years of Conservative rule on the Council, our roads and estates were left in an appalling mess. Labour has worked hard this year to start the work of regaining pride in our communities. Here is what we have done:
- We THREW OUT The Conservatives plans to stop collecting bins weekly. Under Labour Basildon bin collections will remain weekly.
- We fought and continue to fight against The Conservative congestion charge.
- We have hired SIX new street cleaning staff to help cope with the backlog of rubbish that needed to be cleared from our streets and estates.
- We invested £300,000 into Pride Teams to increase the number of times they visit certain estates each week.
- We secured £1m of investment to support the Council to improve air quality across the borough.
- We Increased the number of prosecutions the Council has pursued in the courts against serial ﬂytippers.
Regeneration projects will start in Basildon town centre to include the opening of a new cinema, Swan are in the process of demolishing the old Laindon Centre and begin rebuilding a brand new shopping centre and GP surgery whilst in Pitsea we will open a brand new Leisure Centre, Library and Community Rooms in 2019 as part of the ongoing regeneration that puts the public ﬁrst. Increased the number of bollards available to the Council to stop gypsy and travellers invading public land.
A vote for Labour on May 3rd is a vote for weekly bin collections, a vote against The Conservative congestion charge and a vote for investment in Basildon.