The Basildon Country Neighbour

The Basildon Country Neighbour is the village magazine for Upper and Lower Basildon. Our team of volunteers creates and distributes ten issues each year to over 600 homes. The magazine is funded by voluntary donations and the support of our advertisers.

Each edition contains news from around the village and around the area, church news and updates from the Parish Council. We also feature a variety of articles in our regular sections which include Basildon People, Nature and the Environment, Food and Drink, Poetry Corner and Local History.

We welcome articles from residents and local organisations on any subject which may be of interest to our readers. We also regularly feature photos of the village and surrounding area submitted by readers, one of which is chosen to be the cover photo for each issue.

Please send articles and photos (ideally in MS Word and JPEG formats) to by the deadline dates shown below.

Advertising enquiries should also be sent to

If you live in the village and would like to receive a copy of the magazine, please contact Sarah Wakelam (details below) and one of our distributors will deliver a copy directly to your door.

You can view PDF copies of recent editions by clicking here.

If you'd like to join our team of volunteers as an editor or distributor or would like to become a regular contributor please contact us at

The Basildon Country Neighbour Association

Chair: Brian Davies - 671206
Acting Treasurer:    Brian Davies - 671206
Secretary: Tracey Banahan - or call 671401
Distribution: Sarah Wakelam -

Production Deadlines    




February 2024

6 January

25 January


10 February

29 February


9 March

28 March


6 April

25 April


11 May

30 May


8 June

27 June


10 August

29 August


7 September

26 September


12 October

31 October

December/January 2025

9 November

28 November