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.
The teams were joined by the Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Anti-Social Behaviour, and Leader of Thurrock Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill.
Cllr Rob Gledhill said: "This is just one way in which our partnership with Essex Community Police continues to pay off, proving to be extremely successful in helping us crack down on those who insist on evading the law and participating in anti-social behaviour. Anyone who refuses to comply with rules, regulations and the law will not go unpunished and will be held accountable for their actions.
“Together, we are able to provide assurance to residents that we are doing everything we can to improve safety for everyone in Thurrock.
“I’d like to commend both teams, who demonstrated preparedness and collaboration as they also assisted with a serious roadside collision during this operation."
Anti-social behaviour can be reported online, at thurrock.gov.uk/report