Basildon committee to discuss investing in additional Pride Teams

Councillors will discuss proposals to invest £150,000 into creating two further Pride Teams to carry out additional improvement works within communities.

In July 2017, Basildon Council’s Regeneration and Environment committee agreed to increase the number of Pride Teams from one to three in a bid to blitz untidy areas across the borough. The teams have since been hard at work clearing undergrowth from footpaths, removing dumped litter from wooded areas and enhancing shrub beds.

The committee will now discuss plans to invest in two additional Pride Teams for 12 months. This would result in five teams being in operation from April 2018 to August 2018, and three teams remaining in operation between September 2018 and March 2019.

Cllr Alan Ball, Chairman of Basildon Council’s Regeneration and Environment committee, said: “The Pride Teams are making a real difference to our communities and tackling the issues which matter the most to residents, and as part of our review into their progress we will look at the possibility of expanding the service even further.”

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