Taxpayers money could be used to buy up properties in Billericay town centre to help crack down on the number of pubs, bars and takeaways.
The deputy leader of Basildon Borough Council, Phil Turner, wants the authority to purchase units in High Street when they become available in a bid to preserve Billericay's cultural heritage and get a better balance between the daytime and night-time economy.
He says his plan would allow the council to provide facilities that residents want and put the money it receives from business rates back into the community. Mr Turner, who represents Billericay West, believes some shops in the town look unsightly and says his idea will help to keep the High Street vibrant.
Billericay folk who loved their garden trampoline as a child and have always secretly wanted to indulge their love of bouncing as an adult now have an excuse.
Bouncers young and old from the town are invited to join in with National Get Britain Bouncing Day on June 27 to help raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Martin Schofield, Chief Executive Officer of Super Tramp, which is sponsoring the safe trampolining campaign, explained: “We are hoping to get one million people bouncing during National Get Britain Bouncing Day so we are calling on people of all ages to sign up.
If it wasn't enough for Gavin to travel all the way to Barry Island in Wales to see Stacey, the characters from the iconic British sit-com will be relocating across the Atlantic for the US remake.
US TV bosses from the Fox networks have commissioned the full series of the hit BBC show.
The main characters are understood to retain the same names in the adaptation - called Us & Them - with Jason Ritter from Parenthood and Alexis Bledel, who has appeared in Mad Men, taking the main roles.