National media descend on Thurrock to see how miserable it is (or not)
Date posted: 27-07-2012
A LARGE NUMBER of national media outlets descended upon Thurrock after a happiness survey labelled it as the unhappiest place in Britain.
Council leader, John Kent had been inundated with requests for interviews all day and had to curtail a number of meetings to give his appraisal of borough.
The Sunday Times journalist Rod Liddle went to visit chief executive, Graham Farrant and was taken aback when he walked to Grays Beach Park to see so many shiny happy people enjoying the sun.
He later went on to see Lucy Harris at Agency East in North Stifford to see how Lucy viewed the borough.
BBC London were also in Grays High Street as well as South Ockendon.
The Daily Mail gave Your Thurrock a ring to see what our take was on the survey. We rambled on as usual.Our quote that “Would you rather be a pig satisifed or Plato dis-satisfied was not used (funny that-Ed)
A little deconstructing of the survey which is part of David Cameron;s assessment of how happy the UK is, may point to a particular tranche of males in their fifties in Thurrock, living in pockets of the ward who may feel dissatisfied. Over 700 Thurrock residents were surveyed.