Have your say and shape your local area

8 February 2022

Thurrock Council is inviting residents from across the borough to have their say and help shape where they live and work.

The council is continuing to host a series of online events as part of its Local Plan consultation, inviting residents to come along and tell us what they feel is important in their local area now, and in the future. The Local Plan consultation will help shape future development in Thurrock up to 2040, so these events are an important opportunity to play your part and help us plan ahead.

Local Plans are a guide to help decide what can be built where, what are the key infrastructure needs and what should future development look like to best support the people who live and work in the borough.

Events have already taken place in Aveley, South Ockendon, Horndon on the Hill, Stanford-le-Hope, Corringham, and Orsett, with further events to take place in East Tilbury, Bulphan, and Chadwell St Mary over the coming weeks.

East Tilbury events:

  • Saturday 12 February, 11am to midday
  • Saturday 12 February, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Saturday 12 February, 2pm to 3pm

Bulphan events:

  • Tuesday 22 February, 6pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday 22 February, 7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Saturday 26 February, 11am to midday
  • Saturday 26 February, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Saturday 26 February, 2pm to 3pm

Chadwell St Mary events:

  • Monday 28 February, 6pm to 7pm
  • Monday 28 February, 7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Saturday 5 March, 11am to midday
  • Saturday 5 March, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Saturday 5 March, 2pm to 3pm

Cllr Mark Coxshall, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Strategic Planning, and External Relationships, said: "We want to make sure that Thurrock is a borough that is a great place to live, work, play and learn. So far, we have collected valuable suggestions and ideas from lots of people, and we look forward to sharing that feedback and using it to develop a local plan that supports our residents' needs and helps Thurrock's economy thrive. As a council, we really want to understand what matters most to you in your local area, so please get involved and have your say."

Links to join the online conversations will be available shortly before each event. Go to Your Place, Your Voice: consultation.

You can also take part in the borough wide survey running online at Your Place, Your Voice: virtual room.

Residents who do not live in one of the identified growth areas can also have their say at Your Place, Your Voice: comments.