OVER 150 residents of the Frost estate in Corringham gathered at East Thurrock football club to listen to deputy leader of Thurrock Council, Val Morris-Cook over the controversial issue of waste collection.
It was a masterclass for councillors and officers alike in deploying the skills used in business and transferring them into the public arena.
The warm round of applause that Val received in the end, vindicated not only her admission that Val and the council got it wrong but also the substantial assurances of how they were going to fix the problem.
The whole issue appeared to have been “stirred up” by two Stanford and Corringham Tory councillors, Phil Anderson and Danny Nicklen. They did not attend the meeting.