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Wardens Sworn In

On Thursday 5th May our newly elected church wardens were sworn in by the Arch Deacon of Southend the Venerable David Lowman at St Martins Church Basildon.  Going from right to left our wardens are Bob Burton warden, Jim Seargent deputy warden, Sue Houghton warden, John Purbick deputy warden and our out going warden Sue Drury.  Our other elected deputy church warden is Dudley Naslund.

As well as swearing in the newly elected wardens a very big grateful thanks was given to our previous wardens for their unconditional support to the smooth running of our church fabric.

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Basildon hospital fire

THE MENTAL health ward of Basildon Hospital had to be evacuated after a fire broke out.

Full story in the Echo

Basildon – election results

BASILDON Conservatives increased their majority on the council after the local elections.

Basildon Council election results
Report in the Echo

Fire at Basildon golf course

BASILDON golf club’s pavilion was left devasted by a fire in the early hours of this morning.

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Laindon centre to be knocked down

THE demolition of the rundown Laindon Shopping Centre is to begin at last, following six years of uncertainty.

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