£1 million funding secured for extra police in Thurrock

25 January 2019
Thurrock Council has set aside £1 million funding for extra police officers over the next 3 years to help tackle anti-social behaviour in the borough.
Cllr Rob Gledhill, Leader of Thurrock Council, said: "Over the last 3 years Thurrock Council has been running service reviews and an investment strategy which has led to one-off budget surpluses over the next 4 years. This has allowed us to look to enhance services we know are important to our residents.

Council leader backs Essex Police firearms amnesty

30 November 2018
This statement follows the launch of Essex Police's firearms amnesty yesterday (Thursday 29 November).
Cllr Rob Gledhill, Leader of Thurrock Council, said: "We are committed to working with Essex Police to help prevent crime and keeping weapons off our streets is an important part of that.
"It's shocking to hear that thugs are increasingly using realistic-looking airsoft weapons or BB guns to intimidate and threaten people, and commit crime.

Statement – Aveley

10 June 2017
Cllr Rob Gledhill, Leader of the Council, has sought to reassure residents following an incident in Aveley on Saturday 10 June which saw Essex Police close the Aveley By-Pass.
Cllr Gledhill said: “The reports on social media of this being terrorist-related were somewhat premature and inaccurate. The police responded swiftly and effectively to tackle this criminal incident.
“I want to thank Essex Police for their response and how they continue to keep the residents of Thurrock safe.