Basildon is part of the South West Essex Hub and has a population of approximately 187,199. Based south of Chelmsford and North of Southend, with close links to London, the borough is centered around the town of Basildon.
Key achievements so far
Basildon residents attend festival
Find Your Active Basildon festival attracted residents to try new activities, kicking off with the spectacular launch of ParkPlay!
Basildon scale and replicate
Through the London Marathon Foundation and Essex Local Delivery Pilot, the free bike initiative will come to Basildon in 2023.
Making movement a priority in Basildon
The work of Active Essex includes supporting the local network, and recently rebranded, Find Your Active Basildon, who organise and deliver a multitude of sport and physical activity sessions and events within Basildon, Billericay and Wickford in order to get more people active and healthy. The network is represented on Basildon Health and Wellbeing board as well as helping to commission the Councils’ Sport Development Grant. Basildon is also one of the 3 Essex Local Delivery Pilot test areas as part of an exciting initiative, led by Active Essex, to build healthier, more active communities across Essex.
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