Sunday, December 3, 2023

Ngage: Not Going Quietly

A PETITION calling for Thurrock Council to re-think its decision to pull the funding for community agents Ngage has been started on-line.

The group has to act fast with the budget set to be voted on at Full Council on wednesday at the Civic Offices.

Several leaders of the community forum attended last weeks council cabinet but were unable to speak to Portfolio Holder, Cllr Joy Redsell.

A spokesperson for Ngage said: “We have been informed that Thurrock Council has decided to completely cut funding from ngage.

“This will mean we will no longer be able to support our service users or sustain Community Involvement and Engagement in Thurrock.

“We would however, like to challenge Thurrock Council’s decision and would therefore ask for your support in this matter, by completing our online petition here which we will be presented at the Full Council meeting on Wednesday 24th February 2010.

“As we were only informed of this decision last Friday we are unable to put any questions forward at this meeting as questions need to be submitted nine clear working days before the meeting. Therefore we have a limited amount of time to get as many service users and members of the local community to support us by completing the online petition by Wednesday 24th February.

“Your ongoing support is in this matter is very much appreciated.”


  1. Cllr Joy Redsell. After attacking the libraries opening times which effect the under privilege you are now attacking Ngage. Is it that you do not want people to have a say in things or have appoint of view. And you being unavailable to comment on this matter up to date. Could it be
    You are too busy trying to prop up an already Finished Cllr Gary Hauge

  2. Thurrock’s unsung
    “If volunteers stopped everything
    they did overnight, it would cost
    national government an estimated
    £40 billion to meet the gap.
    Thurrock is a much better place for
    people helping out” says Cllr Joy
    Redsell, Thurrock Council Portfolio
    Holder for Voluntary Sector and
    Community Forums.
    [SO WHAT HAPPEND JOY] NO COMMENT??????????????????????????


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