IN WHAT could be seen as a political masterstroke, prospective parliamentary candidate Carl Morris has single-handedly navigated an agreement to save the Tilbury Ferry.
Last month, Thurrock Council announced that it had proposed to pull its funding from the ferry for several reasons including an assertion that very few people used the 1,000 year old ferry.
With over 2,000 members from around the world supporting a facebook campaign and petitions galore on the government website, Cllr Morris approached the Chief Executive of the Port of Tilbury, Perry Glading, to see if he could help. Mr Glading was more than happy to help and has contributed £20,000 to the cause.
We understand that Thurrock Council has also “found the money” to keep the ferry afloat.
YourThurrock interviewed Carl Morris and Perry Glading at the Thurrock Business Awards last night.