How to complain

Make a complaint

Before making a complaint, please check what you can't make a formal complaint about. You should also read our tips for making a complaint.

For complaints about a councillor or a school, please follow the links at the end of this page.

If you need help to make a complaint, you can appoint someone to deal with it on your behalf. If you don't have anyone to assist, we can help you find someone independent to speak for you.

If you wish to complain for another person, please read about complaints on behalf of someone else.

If you wish to make your complaint direct to a councillor, Member of Parliament (MP) or an independent ombudsman, please read our guidance on others you can turn to.

Complaints about council services

You can make a complaint by email, phone or in writing.

Council complaints
Complaints, Thurrock Council, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, RM17 6SL

: 0800 021 3016


Our complaints processes

We want to make sure your complaint is received and acted upon by the right service.

Most complaints about our services are general complaints. We will use our general complaints process unless you are complaining about social care services or housing. Go to:

Complaints about data protection breaches are dealt with as a 1-stage internal process.

Complaints about responses to freedom of information requests are dealt with as a 1-stage internal process.

Complaints about councillors

Complaints about councillors are dealt with by our monitoring officer.

Complaints about schools

Complaints about primary schools, secondary schools and special schools should be directed to the school's head teacher.