Budget consultation and engagement launched

29 November 2023

Thurrock Council has launched a series of consultations and surveys on proposals for its 2024/25 budget.

This follows a first of its kind, 5-hour Overview and Scrutiny meeting, which all councillors were invited to attend to consider, examine and ask questions about any aspect of the budget proposals.

Cllr Andrew Jefferies, Leader of Thurrock Council, said: "There is no question that this is the most difficult budget Thurrock Council has ever set. The task of making £18.2million in savings while ensuring funding is available for vital services is one we take extremely seriously.

"We want as many people as possible to have their say on these proposals before they go forward for a decision next March. That is why we have launched these extensive consultations. By learning from residents about what matters to them we can make sure that our communities views are fully represented before we take any decisions.

"The Overview and Scrutiny meeting which took place yesterday was the first of its kind and sets a template for how seriously we are about hearing views from across the board before this budget is set.

"I urge everyone to take a look at the consultation portal and make sure they have their say on our proposals so we can capture your insights and feedback.

"No decisions have yet been made so this is your opportunity to help shape what goes forward to all councillors at the Budget Council meeting in March 2024."

For more information about the budget and how residents can have their say, go to