AS PART of her marathon question and answer session last week, portfolio holder, Lynn Worrall brought up the question of the role of Thurrock in the Olympics in 2012.
Cllr Worrall said: “One of my greatest concerns since taking this portfolio on in May has been that the Olympics will pass this borough by.
“These fears were compounded when I attended an Olympics meeting at Essex County Council. It was the first time anyone from Thurrock had attended in two years.”
Cllr Worrall did stress the role of the Thurrock Schools Sports Partnership who have a number of plans and initiatives relating to the Olympics including each school “partnered” with a participating country.
Cllr Worrall said: “There are organisations in the borough that are heavily involved. The Port of Tilbury, many of the hotels and other companies. I am sure that a nation will be using Thurrock Harriers track.
“But we, as a council seem to be letting the greatest sporting event of our lifetime, which is on our doorstep, simply pass us by. I, for one, will not allow that to happen.”
The portfolio holder at that time, cllr Joy Redsell did not respond in the chamber to the observations made by councillor Worrall.