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A supersized supermarket which has undergone its first re-fit since opening 15 years ago, has had more than 600 people apply for just 40 positions, after a makeover at Tesco Extra in Pitsea, which is one of the largest of its types in the country. New departments in the revamped store include clothing ranges, Baby World, beauty section with make-up artists on hand, new Regis hairdressers for those who want to get their hair done, and you can now also pop in, just to get a spray tan. Not only are there new departments, the upstairs café has...read more
Two people were hit by trains on the same c2c line today, which runs from Shoeburyness to London Fenchurch Street, causing cancellations and delays all day, and passengers being told to wait for buses due to the disruption. The first incident happened just after 7:45am, after a train between Benfleet and Leigh-on-Sea caused the line to close, after hitting a person. Arrangements were made to side-by-side evacuate passengers from the train to another. Customers at Leigh-on-Sea and stations east, were urged to go to Southend Central and walk to...read more
Despite months of campaigning by local residents, it has been confirmed that Pitsea Pool will definitely close by Sunday 2 December. It is believed if that the pool could close before this date if the council are able to relocate classes to another swimming pool. With local residents being affected, Basildon Council have created a ‘help desk’ in order to aid those affected by the closure. The local residents of Pitsea had been in dispute with the council ever since the closure of Pitsea swimming pool in favour of the towns...read more
The highly established Kayzar Dance School have not been included in the line-up to perform at Basildon Council’s Celebration of Youth Awards. The dance school had expressed an interest to perform at the awards celebration, set to take place on 7th November at the Townsgate Theatre, three months in advance. Kayzar Dance Studios were offering to perform for free, however the council contacted the dance school stating that applications had closed. The dance school has local recognition from performances at Basildon and Pitsea Carnival,...read more
The local residents of Pitsea have been in dispute with the council ever since the closure of Pitsea swimming pool in favour of the towns regenertation. In recent development, the council have announced that Pitsea pool will change to private ownership in order to proceed with the knocking down of the building. Despite the council’s multi-million pound redevelopment plans, campaigners are attempting to get 5000 signatures for a petition against the destruction of the pool. The redevelopment plans for Pitsea include the restoration of...read more