Basildon’s big ambitions

By Joe Reay | 11 December 2019

As Basildon’s 70th birthday year comes to an end, Joe Reay says the celebrations provided the perfect opportunity to rebuild the sense of civic pride that’s vital to a successful place

The creation of 11 new towns in the decade that followed the passing of the New Towns Act in 1946 was, by any measure, a monumental achievement.

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