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Thrifty Van Hire Basildon

Basildon, located in south Essex, England, was formed with inclusion of four villages- Laindon, Pitsea, Basildon and Vange. Van hire from Thrifty Car Rental will snsure you have a great trip in Basildon. The name Basildon actually means 'Beorhtel's hill'. According to the 'Domesday Book'; the town dates back in 1086. Back than, it was known as Belesduna. After the UK government's declaration of 'New Towns Act' in 1946; Basildon was labeled as 'New Town' and was developed to accommodate the population over spilled by London due to the Second World War.

In 1949, the UK government appointed Basildon Development Corporation to boost the town's economic activities and to transform it into a modern town. Before the declaration, Basildon was simply a small village. In 1972, the 'Local Government Act' enabled the town to include surrounding Billericay and Wickford towns into its boundary. Today, Basildon stands in the map of England with a lot of pride. It has all the state of the art facilities, including shopping malls, high-speed internet and an efficient van hire facility. Basildon will celebrate 60 years in 2009; but still, people refer it as a new town.

Geographically, the town is very close to London. Therefore, a large number of residents of the town travel to London on daily basis. Many of these daily traversals use public transport, some use private ones, and some depend on van hire services. The tourists find the excellent transport system of the Basildon very efficient. First Essex Buses is the top bus operator in the town. Another than the public transports, many tourists take van hire services to roam around the town.

The High Street chain stores, East gate Shopping Centre, local retailers, shops and coffee houses across the city attracts tourists to enjoy a nice vacation. In the Town Centre, there are more that 100 retailers including one of the largest Debenhams department stores in the UK.

A Thrifty Car Rental van hire service of Basildon is very effective, tourists can take a trip to the Festival Leisure Park, which is in the north part of the city. Only a phone call to any of the van hire companies will take the tourists in the park that is locally known as 'Bas Vegas'. The park has several restaurants, a bowling and arcade centre, 2 hotels, a 12-screen cinema, 2 premium health clubs. Apart from this, tourists can go and visit Gloucester Park, with an area covering around 250 acres. This park has swimming pools, an athletics ground, cricket and football pitches, a bowling green, tennis courts and a fishing lake. Perfect atmosphere for a day out!


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Pipps Hill
SS14 3BG

Opening Hours

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:30


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