Residents are being reminded that it is important to complete the Census before 6th April, as it is estimated that Thurrock Council will lose an estimated £500 per person for anyone who fails to complete and return the form.
Every householder must, by law, complete and return the census and non completion may result in prosecution, a fine (up to £1000) and a criminal record.
ngage, the community organisation have been involved in setting up completion events across Thurrock where someone has been available to help residents complete the forms. A spokesperson for ngage said “The completion events we held were great and many residents have valued the one to one support, even if it has just been to find out more about the census and ask questions.”
The information that residents provide for the Census is not shared with any other government body or department and will be turned into statistics and help plan resources such as transport, housing, healthcare and schools in Thurrock.
Residents can still get support by phoning the census helpline on 0300 0201 101