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Residents urged to behave responsibly outdoors

5 June 2020
Following the relaxation of government lockdown restrictions on Monday 1 June, Thurrock Council is reminding residents to take care of the borough's parks when visiting them.
Cabinet member for environment, Cllr Aaron Watkins, said: "We're pleased to see that residents have been making the most of Thurrock's parks while following social distancing guidelines and keeping two metres away from others.

Costa Coffee joins in community litter pick under council plastic recycling campaign

2 December 2019
A local branch of a popular coffee chain has taken part in a community litter pick in support of Thurrock Council’s initiative to encourage recycling plastic in the borough.
On Sunday 1 December, staff from Costa Coffee in Grays High Street joined council staff at the Grays Beachcombers' last community litter pick of 2019 to collect discarded waste and plastic that had washed up on the shore at Grays Beach. Items collected during the morning session included plastic bottles, pens, cotton bud stems, lighters and wrappers.

Canister clampdown a huge success

13 September 2019
The first 4 weeks of a joint initiative between Thurrock Council's Environmental Enforcement Officers and Essex Police targeting people who litter car parks with nitrous oxide canisters has been hailed a huge success.
The initiative sees officers visiting car parks to tackle anti-social behaviour and activities linked to discarding nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas.

Litter offenders pay out more than £1,000

3 May 2019
Thurrock Council continues to take action on littering throughout the borough after 3 litter offenders were forced to pay more than £1,000 between them.
On Monday 29 April, 3 people were prosecuted and found guilty of littering offences in Thurrock, given a criminal record and ordered to pay a fine and costs at Basildon Magistrates Court. All 3 had been previously issued a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) by enforcement officers.

Litter offenders pay in excess of £4,000

8 February 2019
Thurrock Council has continued its crackdown on littering in the borough after 8 litter bugs were forced to pay more than £4,000 between them.
On Monday 4 February, a hearing at Basildon Magistrates Court saw 8 people prosecuted and found guilty of littering offences in Thurrock, given a criminal record and ordered to pay a fine and costs. All 8 had been previously issued a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) by enforcement officers.