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Investment will see continued improvement in Thurrock's environment

29 November 2018
Since January, Thurrock Council has:
filled 3,837 potholes
emptied 10.5 million residential and trade waste bins
emptied over 50,000 street bins
cut more than 1,185 acres of grass
In a report presented at yesterday’s Council meeting (Wednesday 28 November), Cllr Aaron Watkins, portfolio holder for environment and highways, outlined some of the successes achieved this year, including street cleaning, road repairs and successful First World War commemoration events.

A13 cleaning update

22 February 2018
Thurrock Council's street cleansing and grounds maintenance teams are starting work to tidy up Thurrock's section of the A13.
This work will be carried out from Green Acres up to the Five Bells interchange. It will start on Monday 26 February and continue until Thursday 1 March, taking place overnight to reduce disruption to traffic. Working closely with Kier – the contractors who have been appointed to widen the A13 – the council will cut back the vegetation on verges and remove all litter where it is safe to do so.

More to come from Thurrock Environment team

5 December 2017
Thurrock Council's Environment Portfolio Holder has provided his annual report to members, highlighting the many areas which have been delivered in the past year as well as plans for further investment and improvements.
Presenting his report to the Full Council meeting last week (Wednesday 29 November), Cllr Aaron Watkins said that 'clean it, cut it, fill it' has helped make Thurrock a place people are proud to live in.

Crackdown on business waste

24 October 2017
Since July, Thurrock Council enforcement officers have been visiting businesses to ensure they have the correct documentation and licenses in place for disposing of their waste.
As part of the increased enforcement action through 'clean it, cut it, fill it', 155 businesses have been visited so far and those who can’t show officers the correct documentation are issued a notice to produce paperwork proving that they dispose of their waste responsibly within 7 days or they face a fine.

Have your say on alleyways

24 October 2017
Thurrock Council has launched a new consultation about alleyways, following a decision taken by Full Council in June.
The short, anonymous survey opened on Monday 16 October and will close next month on Monday 27 November.
Seven question ask about issues, maintenance, and ownership. The findings will be reported back to the council's Cleaner, Greener, Safer Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

St Chads park clean-up

15 August 2017
Reports of the new park at the St Chads site in Tilbury not being cleaned have been addressed by the Council Leader.
Cllr Rob Gledhill, Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Housing said: "I had been made aware of a number of concerns about the St Chads site, from block-booking by London councils, to the state of the park. 
"I have double-checked with officers on the block-booking allegations and have been assured yet again they are false.