Pandemonium ensued in Billericay on Thursday evening when hundreds of residents refused to leave a cancelled council meeting.
Police were called shortly after 7pm to encourage the townsfolk to vacate the Billericay Day Centre after a heated exchange between councillors and residents regarding proposed green belt developments in Billericay.
Buttsbury Junior School in Norsey View Drive has applied for £800,000 of funding to bring its facilities up to scratch.
The school wants to build a dedicated special needs facility and an extra classroom for Year 6 pupils.
Some children are being taught in temporary classrooms which are as much as 20 years old.
Elizabeth Cottage in the Billericay Conservation Area which was facing demolition has been saved.
Basildon Council stepped in to stop Elizabeth Cottage on Norsey Road being knocked down.