April 1st 2019

Since 2002 the Conservatives have run Basildon Council with the exception of 12 months in 2017. They have badly let our borough down… 


  • The Conservatives have raised Council tax by 53% since 2002


  • The Conservatives gave their Councillors a near £100,000 pay rise last year

  • The Conservatives increased Council Tax in 2019/20 despite promising not to

  • The Conservatives agreed to sell £1 MILLION worth of taxpayer owned land near Basildon Golf Course for just £1 to a company that is associated with making donations to the Conservative Party

  • The Conservatives let Basildon Town Centre fall into decline over the last 20 years and they have done nothing to stop it

  • The Conservatives left Laindon shopping centre to fall into decline, the health centre to fall apart and they did nothing to regenerate it

  • The Conservatives have sacked 991 police officers and PCSOs since 2010 whilst crime is up in the borough

  • The Conservatives have CLOSED police stations in Pitsea and Laindon

  • The Conservatives have CLOSED swimming pools and leisure centres

  • The Conservatives spent £4 MILLION on the Dale Farm eviction and promised they would recoup every penny of taxpayers money but have only collected around £2,000. 

  • The Conservatives have SLASHED school funding budgets

  • The Conservatives want to CLOSE Vange and Fryerns libraries 

  • The Conservatives SCRAPPED the hot meals service for the elderly

  • The Conservatives refused to install CCTV cameras in Pitsea and Laindon but used money to pay for new bins and benches on Billericay high street

  • The Conservatives want to give legal status to illegal traveller pitches across the borough (except in Billericay) – rewarding illegal activity and potentially negatively impacting on your house price

  • The Conservatives spent £7,500 on a new doormat at the council offices

  • The Conservatives are part of a plan to build over 100,000 homes in South Essex but won’t say where they will build them, until AFTER the election

  • The Conservatives won’t spend money on Basildon’s potholes and road improvements and instead spend your taxes in places like Saffron Walden and Maldon




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