Archive for December, 2011
A NEW lake, children’s play area and improved lighting are coming to Basildon’s Gloucester Park as part of a £1.4million scheme.
The money will be invested by Barratt Wilson Bowden, in exchange for the company getting planning permission to build 144 new homes in place of the former swimming pool and surrounding land at the park, off Broadmayne.
Barratt will also install a new children’s playground next to the smaller lake, to replace a playground off Broadmayne, which is also being built over.
The firm will improve paths and street lighting from Broadmayne to the park, and add a large paved and seating area next to the new lake.
The area where the 144 homes, lake, playground and other facilities are being installed will be re-named Acacia Park.
THE owner of a pizza and kebab takeaway has been fined more than £4,000 for breaching hygiene standards.
Mahmood Naseri, owner of Up the Road at the Adam’s Business Centre in Cranes Farm Road, Basildon was found guilty of 12 separate food hygiene offences.
The restaurant was found to have rats and been unclean.
Officers found that the premises was dirty and the structure poorly maintained, allowing a rodent infestation to take hold. Food handlers were not wearing uniforms and there was no evidence of staff training.
The Magistrates stressed that in light of the seriousness of the offences the fines would have been substantially greater had Mr Naseri not claimed to have been of limited means.
TWO nightclubs threatened with closure in Basildon are to stay open – saving 100 jobs.
The future of Liquid & Envy at Festival Leisure Park has been secured, after the £45million sale of its parent company to a consortium of industry experts.
Luminar, the parent company of 66 nightclubs across the UK, went into administration in October with debts of £140million.
The 100 staff at Basildon had faced an uncertain future since then.
Liquid & Envy opened at Festival Leisure Park in April 2008, in the former Lava and Ignite buildings.
YOBS hurled a 16lb bowling ball, which narrowly missed a child.
The ball was hurled from the balcony of Basildon Bowl in High Pavement, Basildon at 12.15pm on Saturday. [3rd December 2011]
It narrowly missed the boy who was walking below.
Police have now launched a manhunt for the person responsible.