Council awarded possession of property from anti-social tenant

2 December 2022
Thurrock Council has regained possession of a council property linked to a tenant who is serving a 28-month prison sentence for supplying Class A and Class B drugs.
On Thursday 12 May 2022, Mr Jean Claude Wembo, from South Ockendon, was sentenced to 28 months after being convicted in supplying Class A and Class B controlled drugs, including cocaine and cannabis, and possession of Class B drugs (cannabis).

Leader joins teams on anti-social behaviour patrol

22 July 2022
Leader of Thurrock Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill, joined members of the Housing Anti-social Behaviour Team and Environmental Enforcement officers as they patrolled known hot-spots on Wednesday 20 July.
Cllr Gledhill, who is also Cabinet member for Public Protection and Anti-social Behaviour, said: "The team regularly patrol areas that residents and our officers report to us as known trouble spots. I joined them on Wednesday as part of Anti-social Behaviour Awareness Week.

Partnership with Essex Community Police continues to bring successes

21 March 2022
On Monday 14 March, Thurrock Council's Environment Enforcement officers, and the Essex Community Police Team carried out a successful operation to ensure that waste carriers were operating lawfully.
The operation resulted in 2 fixed penalty notices being issued to drivers that were found to be in breach of waste carrier regulations and environmental offences. In addition to this the teams stopped local youths from using an abandoned vehicle unlawfully, on Gammons Fields, Grays and a second vehicle nearby.

Second stage of clean-up operation completed

28 January 2022
On Saturday 22 January, Thurrock Council's Street Cleaning team and Community Safety Officers, in collaboration with Essex Police, completed the second stage of a clean-up operation in Grays to address residents' concerns of anti-social behaviour.
The teams focused on 2 areas – Orsett Road, behind Grays Baptist Church, and Bedford Road alleyway – which had been targeted by fly-tippers and other anti-social behaviour. Milton Road alleyway, just off Cromwell Road in Grays, will be completed in late February.

Joint operation to halt illegal use of unlet garages

16 November 2021
Thurrock Council again joined forces with Essex Police on Friday 12 November, to search 60 garages as part of an initiative to tackle motorcycle nuisance.
The garages were all unlet council garages, which officers from the Environmental Enforcement and Housing Garages teams were searching to make sure they were not being used to store vehicles that are either stolen or used by anti-social off-road motorcyclists.

Joint operation to prevent unauthorised car cruising events

12 October 2021
A joint operation to crack down on nuisance drivers in West Thurrock over the weekend saw 5 fines issued, one motorist reported for suspicion of careless driving and one person given a community resolution for possession of cannabis.
Teams from Thurrock Council and Essex Police worked together to prevent car cruisers from gathering in West Thurrock. They also worked with colleagues from the Metropolitan Police to make sure that the event did not move on into a neighbouring London borough.