Basildon Borough Council
The Basildon Centre
St Martin's Square
About Basildon Borough Council
Basildon Borough Council is one of the largest local authorities in the East of England region and serves a population of approximately 172,000 people, situated in South Essex, just 30 miles east of London. The borough covers some 42.5 square miles and includes the towns of Basildon, Billericay and Wickford. Around 70% of the borough is rural with large areas of open farmland and scattered rural developments.
The town of Basildon is regarded as a key economic hub with the main areas of employment being engineering, research and development, distribution and financial services. Basildon is also the second biggest economy in the Thames Gateway, outside of Canary Wharf.