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Nuisance dog owner given 10-year Criminal Behaviour Order

10 September 2019
A man who was fined more than £12,000 after making his neighbours' lives a misery by keeping a house full of dogs has also been hit with a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).
On Wednesday 4 September, Basildon Magistrates' Court was presented with evidence by Thurrock Council deemed so serious that a 10-year CBO was awarded against the defendant.

Clamp down on nuisance laughing gas activity

13 August 2019
A new joint initiative has been launched between Thurrock Council’s Environmental Enforcement officers and Essex Police targeting car parks being littered with nitrous oxide canisters – pictured below.
Operation Adaminaby began at the weekend (Friday 9 August and Saturday 10 August) and aims to tackle anti-social behaviour and activities linked to discarding nitrous oxide – also known as laughing gas – canisters in car parks across the borough.
Officers will issue:

Greater powers for Thurrock Council Enforcement Officers

25 June 2019
Thurrock Council enforcement officers now have greater powers to tackle anti-social behaviour after qualifying under a Home Office initiative.
The Environmental Enforcement officers have all achieved accreditation under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme, which allows the Chief of Essex Police to designate extra powers to non-police officers working in a community safety role. The officers all underwent stringent training and assessment to achieve this accreditation.
This gives Thurrock Council's enforcement officers new powers, including being able to:

Tenant evicted from South Ockendon home

26 April 2019
A tenant who turned his house into a local hangout for drug dealers and addicts has been indefinitely banned from entering his home.
On Thursday 25 April, Basildon County Court granted Thurrock Council a house possession order and injunction against Mark Palmer, 46, of Copper Beech Road, South Ockendon.

Joint operation has huge impact on motorbike nuisance

13 February 2019
A joint operation between Thurrock Council and Essex Police has had a huge impact in cutting down on anti-social behaviour caused by reckless motorcyclists with a 50% drop in reports during the peak summer months. 
Thurrock Council provided funding to Essex police to support them in cracking down on this issue. 
In just nine months Essex Police have carried out a large number of operations against people committing these kinds of offences including: 
•           Six people arrested for various offences
•           25 warnings issued about offences

Statement from Council Leader on assault on Civil Enforcement Officers

23 November 2018
Cllr Rob Gledhill, Leader of Thurrock Council, said: "We are aware that two of our Civil Enforcement Officers were assaulted outside Purfleet Primary Academy.
"I am absolutely disgusted by these actions. It is completely unacceptable and we are working with Essex Police to make sure that the strongest possible action is taken.
"The fact that this vicious attack happened while our officers were working to make the roads outside the school safer for children and their families makes this even more sickening.

Anti-social tenant banned from his home after neighbours raise concerns

6 November 2018
A tenant who was making his neighbours' lives a misery by turning his home into a hangout for local drug dealers and addicts has been banned from entering his home thanks to action taken by Thurrock Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team.
Mark Palmer, 45, cannot enter or use his home in Copperbeach Road, Grays, after Basildon Magistrates granted Thurrock Council a closure order on the property at a hearing on Thursday 1 November.

Thurrock Council in discussions to fund a team of police officers

2 October 2018
Discussions have been taking place with Essex police for Thurrock Council to fund a team of police officers who will focus on targeting anti-social behaviour (ASB) across the borough.
Cllr Rob Gledhill, Leader of Thurrock Council, said: "I've been having discussions with Essex Police since June this year about working together to have a team of police officers funded by the council working across the borough, to increase the visibility of police across Thurrock and to increase capacity to tackle the blight of ASB.

Tackling anti-social behaviour in Thurrock

31 May 2018
Following an article which highlighted the issue of drugs and gangs across the country using Thurrock as a case study, Thurrock Council and Essex Police were approached for a comment by the Thurrock Independent newspaper.
The paper has been printed without representation from the council or the police, so in order for residents to get the full picture we have published the joint council and police comment here.