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Community safety and environmental improvements for Pitsea

22nd June 2021
Posted by Johnny Jenkins

Councillors will meet this week to discuss a £100,000 investment in community safety and environmental improvements to the gateway from Pitsea railway station to the town centre.

The Leisure and Environment Committee meet on Thursday 24 June and will look at restarting a project aimed at delivering improved safety and cleanliness to reduce the fear of crime and provide an attractive route from the station to the town.

The project will involve a walkabout with partners to establish where improvements need to be made.

Chair of the Leisure and Environment Committee Councillor Craig Rimmer said:

“If agreed we will work with our partners to assess the key priorities to make this part of the borough safer and more attractive. We will look at issues like lighting in the subways, CCTV coverage and overgrown shrubbery and hedges. The overall effect will be to make the entrance into Pitsea much more welcoming to visitors and returning residents alike.”

The walkabout will include both borough and county members and partners including London and Cambridge Properties Ltd, the Police and officers from both Basildon and Essex County Council.