Redbacks Baseball & Softball confirmed this week that the club has received funding to build a permanent backstop for the junior teams at their Billericay ground in Forest Glade.
The news comes just a week after securing funding for the senior baseball diamond at Melbourne Park, Chelmsford.
The new backstop at Billericay will provide a fantastic new facility for the club's youngest players (aged 14 and under) and for the developing softball programme. It has been made possible by funding from Basildon Council's Community Investment Fund, part of almost £200,000 of grants to local sports clubs and community groups.
58 page Essex County Council report says infrastructure can't cope with proposed 2,500 Billericay homes
In an article by the Echo, neighbouring boroughs may need to take on hundreds of new homes proposed for Billericay if its road network cannot cope.
A report obtained by the Echo has revealed Essex County Council has significant concerns over plans to extend west Billericay by 1,400 homes as part of Basildon Council’s local plan, claiming roads will not cope.
County Hall said major improvements were needed before newhomes could be built.
About 2,500 homes are planned for Billericay with 2,300 on three green belt sites off Queen’s Park and Outwood Common Road.
Emma Panting, 49, formerly of Wickford, also pleaded not guilty to two charges of common assault and a racially aggravated public order offence during an appearance at Basildon Magistrates' Court.
She is due to appear at the town's crown court during the week beginning 7 July.
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