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Tender for council adverts

THURROCK Council carried out a tendering exercise for the delivery of its advertising in January and announced the winner on Monday (15 February) when the contract was signed.

The winning organisation was Gateway Newspapers, publishers of the Essex Enquirer, which will be publishing a Thurrock edition from this week (Thursday).

Cllr John Kent, Leader of Thurrock Council, said: “The council has to continue making significant spending cuts over the next few years. By packaging up the amount we spend on advertising — such as statutory public notices — and putting this out to competitive tender, we have been able to reduce costs by more than £60,000.

“We are very lucky in the borough to have an active and vibrant media, both in print and online, and we are proud of the role they play in helping the council communicate with residents as well as holding us to account.

“We therefore welcome the Thurrock Enquirer to the mix, providing additional space for all Thurrock news, and will be working closely with them and the other media to get our message to local people.”

He added: “We are also announcing the scrapping of our residents’ magazine; another saving.”

The contract to carry Thurrock Council’s advertising is for 12 months and there will be another tender at the end of this period.

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