Community focus to remain as council reflects on recent successes

29 November 2018

Thurrock Council has vowed to keep the borough's communities at its heart after another successful year working with its partners and residents.

Reflecting on the key achievements of 2018/19, Thurrock Council's annual communities report highlighted successes ranging from the borough's celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush to ongoing work with clubs and organisations to encourage participation in sport.

Presented to full council last night (Wednesday 28 November), the report also praised:

  • projects to improve access to Thurrock Museum's collections
  • emerging plans to increase the choice of licensed premises for weddings and other registrar services in Thurrock
  • the continued input of the borough's network of 6 community hubs and partners such as Thurrock CVS

Cllr Deborah Huelin, portfolio holder for communities, said: "We are committed to putting our communities at the heart of what we do here in Thurrock, and I am delighted with what has been achieved.

"Whether it is the fantastic work of our libraries, theatre and museum, the outstanding successes of the First World War Commemorative Committee or the awards achieved by the voluntary sector, there has been so much to be proud of.

"With work on a new community hub now underway in Aveley, the refurbishment of East Tilbury Library progressing well and a number of other exciting community-focused projects in the pipeline, there is also plenty to look forward to.

"I would like to thank our staff and all those community groups and organisations who work so hard to make Thurrock such a wonderful place to live and work."

To read the full report, go to Item 11 of the Council agenda, 23 November 2018.