THURROCK Council’s Cabinet heard last night (Wednesday 7 February) that the Capital Spending Programme will be designed and implemented to help make residents, businesses and visitors even more proud of Thurrock.
Portfolio Holder for Finance, Cllr Shane Hebb (dubbed the Iron Chancellor by hs colleagues) spoke after the meeting and said: “The report tonight gave a good overview of how Thurrock is really investing in the borough. In the period between 2017/18 and 2020/21, over £240m will be ploughed into tangible improvements for the benefit of the community.”
“The report tonight gave a good overview of how Thurrock is really investing in the borough. In the period between 2017/18 and 2020/21, over £240m will be ploughed into tangible improvements for the benefit of the community. It is a testimony to the Leader, Cllr Gledhill, Cllrs Coxshall, Halden, Little and Watkins who have driven their respective areas that the capital proposals build on existing regeneration projects in Purfleet, Grays and Tilbury. New community facilities, schools and a pedestrian underpass for Grays will become part of a new-look infrastructure for those areas.”
Capital improvement works include:
· A13 widening programme
· Purfleet regeneration
· Grays town centre and underpass
· Stanford Le Hope interchange
· New environment and waste vehicles
· New schools
· Transforming homes programmes
· And improvements to the Linford Civic Amenity Site (The Tip)
Cllr Hebb added: “In addition, new spending proposals include war memorial restoration works, enhancing our public parks, new bins across the borough and new ticket machines which will enable residents to pay for parking using their bank cards as well as cash.
“Our ‘Clean it, Cut it, Fill it’ initiative will receive further investment to continue making it an even cleaner borough. This council is seeing around a quarter of a billion pounds invested by this Council, and our government.
“Thurrock will be a great place to live, work and stay.”
For more information on the council’s budget and finances, go to thurrock.gov.uk/accounts