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Car cruisers targeted in weekend operation

23 March 2022
Thurrock Council and Essex Police officers joined forces for a 2-day operation to tackle car cruisers in West Thurrock.
Thurrock Council Leader and Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Anti-Social Behaviour, Cllr Rob Gledhill, joined officers during the operation. He said: "We have once again shown car cruisers that will not tolerate their reckless and anti-social behaviour on our roads and any attempt to flout the West Thurrock Public Space Protection Order will be met with strict enforcement action.

Public Space Protection Order extended against car cruisers

20 December 2021
Thurrock Council has extended the previously successful Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) against car cruisers in West Thurrock.
The PSPO was originally put in place in 2015 and since then has been extended twice, which has given the council and Essex Police the powers to crack down on the anti-social behaviour and disruption to residents.
Leader of Thurrock Council and Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Anti-social Behaviour, Cllr Rob Gledhill, said: "These cruising events are a nuisance to residents in the area and that is simply unacceptable.

Joint operation tackles nuisance drivers in West Thurrock

13 July 2021
Over the weekend a joint operation between Thurrock Council Environmental Enforcement officers and Essex Police saw 24 drivers issued with fixed penalty notices and 3 drivers warned that their vehicles could be confiscated.
Over 2 nights of coordinated activity on Saturday 10 July and Sunday 11 July, 16 drivers were issued fines for breaching the terms of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) that prevents car cruisers from meeting in West Thurrock. A further 7 were issued penalty notices by police officers for other driving offences and 1 was fined for littering.