We want Thurrock to be a place that everyone is proud to call home, so we're making an extra effort to:
- clean it – clearing litter from our streets
- cut it – cutting the grass more often
- fill it – repairing roads that have potholes
We've provided more street cleaners to help keep the borough litter-free. They are out with their barrows, sweeping and litter-picking, making sure all streets get cleaned every 10 days. In Grays Town Centre, street cleaners are working every weekday from 6am to 6pm.
Littering and dog fouling offences are now tackled by even more enforcement officers:
- you could get an £80 fixed penalty notice (FPN) or be taken to court and fined up to £2,500
- 262 notices were issued across the borough in July 2017
Dropping cigarette butts is a type of littering and could also get you an £80 penalty.
Always fully extinguish cigarettes before putting them in the bin. You can get free help to stop smoking.
You risk an £80 fine if you drop litter.
Last summer we increased how often we cut the grass in parks, open spaces and verges of main roads to every 15 working days.
This year we have invested in new cutting equipment that's more efficient and reliable – which means more time in our parks and less time in the workshop.
As well as replacing old equipment, there will also be extra tractors and mowers to help us keep to schedule.
Between April and July 2017, we filled more than 3,000 potholes in Thurrock.
In April 2017, the government increased our annual pothole action funding from £110,000 to £153,000. Every major pothole – at least 5cm deep – will be filled.
We also received £481,000 from the government's National Productivity Investment Fund for important upgrade and improvement work to roads in the borough.
Don't forget, you can still report potholes online: