Basildon Council Pride Teams carry out more than 700 jobs in 2019

A team assembled by Basildon Council to keep the borough clean and tidy carried out more than 700 jobs in 2019.

Basildon Council’s Pride Teams were expanded from one to three additional pride teams in September 2017 to improve the local environment.

The teams carry out a range of jobs including footpath clearance and weed and overgrowth removal, removing dumping from wooded areas and deep cleansing.

From January to December last year the team carried out 711 jobs, 241 of which were carried out proactively. All work completed is based on a first-come, first-served basis, unless there is an immediate danger should the works not be completed in a timely manner.

Chairman of the Neighbourhoods and Public Spaces Committee Councillor David Harrison said: “The difference these teams have made to the borough is not to be underestimated. These teams work very hard in all weathers to improve the look of our communities and make a big contribution to our aim of improving the local environment and increasing pride in our borough.”