IN THE THIRD part of our interview with Council Leader Garry Hague, he robustly defends the nature of the strategic partnership contract with Vertex.
A recent Freedom of Information request showed the increasing financial demands the contract is having upon the council coffers.
Chair of Thurrock Labour Carl Morris has called for an independent audit.
Here, Garry Hague examines the nature of the contract, its strengths and weaknesses. The reform process and justifies the costs.
Garry then finally looks to the future, the recent progress report by the Audit Commission and how his team have worked since taking over in March.