Stoneness Road, West Thurrock, re-opens

29 August 2022

Stoneness Road has re-opened this evening, Monday 29 August, following its closure with limited vehicle access, due to a police incident.

A spokesperson from Essex Police said: "Essex Police are continuing to work with partners to minimise disruption to the roads and keep the public safe. Following this week’s protests over 50 arrests have been made and these individuals remain under investigation.

"We thank the public for the cooperation during this disruption and assure you that we are continuing to do everything possible to investigate these incidents and prevent them from happening."

A spokesperson from Thurrock Council said: "Thank you to Essex Police and our partner agencies for the round the clock support that has been provided in the area this last week. The road closures have had significant impact on our local business and we are grateful for everyone’s understanding during these challenging times. Together we have been monitoring the situation meticulously and have had a duty of care to protect life and keep everyone safe, but also keep Thurrock moving.

"We would like to thank all of the businesses for their ongoing patience and those businesses in the local area who have supported the police operation too.

"Finally, thank you to the council officers who have worked so closely with our stakeholders and will be working through the night tomorrow to repair the damage caused to our roads."