Basildon, Essex. It is one of a number of new towns built after WWII to take people out of inner-city areas. Some of the residents affectionately call it Bas Vegas (pronounced Baz Vegas). But that is probably more to do with strong sense of self deprecating irony than with any believed similarities with the more famous place in Nevada.
Like the other new towns, Basildon in not particularly noted for it's art or culture. The strongest claim is that it is the hometown of Depeche Mode, and that is about it. Recently though the local council decided to raise the profile of the town by erecting a Hollywood style sign near one of the main roads.
I'm sure if he'd seen it once Jello Biafra would sing about it