….and so the final Council Meeting of the year and after the controversy of the meeting in March came a meeting of consensus, conciliation and calm.
Portfolio Holder for Education, Sue MacPherson lauded the Playbuilder installations around the borough.
Cllr MacPherson had a point as over Easter the Thurrock parks were full and the new equipment has been welcomed by the young of the borough.
Labour Councillors joined Cllr MacPherson as you could feel the love in the room. It is ever thus at the final meeting of the year. Three years in four there is an Election but in 2009 is a fallow year.
Fear not, the next twelve months should be fascinating.
After the meeting, YourThurrock took the opportunity to interview newly installed Deputy Leader Amanda Arnold and assess how she sees her role as part of the new Tory regime.