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Magistrates' appearance leads to "hefty fine" for littering

17 May 2022
A man who refused to pay an on-the-spot littering fine after Thurrock Council's Environmental Enforcement Officers saw him dropping a cigarette end in Grays will now have to pay out £741 in fines and costs after being found guilty at Basildon Magistrates Court.
Thomas Fedotovas, of Araglen Avenue, South Ockendon, appeared before magistrates on Friday 13 May, where he was ordered to pay a £207 fine, £500 costs and a victim surcharge of £34 for littering.

Man sentenced for abusive and racist behaviour towards Thurrock Civil Enforcement Officer

27 October 2021
A man who assaulted a Thurrock Council Civil Enforcement Officer when he was given a parking fine has been given an 18-month community order after appearing before Basildon Magistrates Court on Thursday 21 October 2021.
Ryan Lee, aged 32 from Chafford Hundred, was ordered to carry out 100 hours of community service work, attend 19 Thinking Skills sessions and address his criminal behaviour through a 20-day Rehabilitation Activity Requirement after being found guilty of racially aggravated assault and racially aggravated harassment.

Safer Streets off to a great start in Grays

21 September 2021
In the first few weeks of the new Safer Streets scheme in Grays, the council's Community Engagement Officers have hit the ground running, playing a key role in the arrest of a drug dealer and the jailing of a prolific shoplifter.
Increased enforcement in the town centre as a result of the scheme has also seen 28 Fixed Penalty Notices issued in connection with littering, fly-posting and the Public Space Protection Order for street drinking offences.

Warnings issued over waste and sewage in Buckles Lane

3 June 2021
Warnings have been issued to Buckles Lane landowners who failed to properly maintain cesspits and sewage systems, or illegally stored waste on the site.
A series of visits have been carried out by Thurrock Council enforcement officers, supported by Essex Police, as part of ongoing action to ensure planning breaches are not taking place in Buckles Lane and that conditions on landowners' sites are acceptable.

Leader thanks police for swift action on pony and trap racers

24 August 2020
A potential pony and trap race on the Manorway at Coryton was stopped in its tracks by Essex Police this morning.
Cllr Rob Gledhill, Leader of Thurrock Council, said: "I am pleased that Essex Police took prompt action this morning to stop the disruption caused by those who think Thurrock roads are a race track.

Joint operation leads to prosecution for unauthorised waste site

19 August 2020
The owners of a skip hire business face prosecution from the Environment Agency following a joint official inspection visit last week.
Thurrock Council Environmental Enforcement team joined colleagues from the Environment Agency, Metropolitan Police and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for an official inspection visit to a site in South Ockendon that was suspected of being used to process waste illegally.