“United we stand” as hundreds attend Thames Crossing meeting

OVER THREE HUNDRED residents, concerned at the ever-looming prospect of another Thames crossing cutting through their homes and land, gathered at Orsett Hall on Wednesday night.

The panel of politicians and council experts was chaired by BBC Essex’s James Whale in what was a passionate but professional exchange of views and question and answer.

Among the speakers were Thurrock Council leader, cllr John Kent, South Basildon and East Thurrock MP, Stephen Metcalfe, shadow Conservative leader at Thurrock Council, cllr Phil Anderson, director of planning, David Bull.

Questions in the audience came from the following politicians: Chadwell councillors, Barbara and Gerard Rice, Orsett councillors, Mike Revell and Sue Little, prospective parliamentary candidates, Essex County councillor, Kerry Smith, Polly Billington and Mike Le-Surf.

The audience asked a number of questions that can be seen in our 55 minute recording of the evening.

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