A WIDE-RANGING review and a pilot study in Tilbury has highlighted that Thurrock can be made cleaner through a “change in approach to working practices”.
At last nights (Wednesday) meeting of the Thurrock council cabinet, the cabinet recommended a number of new strategies based on the review including targeting special areas, more work in schools and naming and shaming offenders.
The review was presented by councillors’ Diane Revell and Steve Liddiard. They pointed to a number of difficulties including having to deal with a large number of agencies when dealing with some problems.
Tilbury councillor Lynn Worrall congratulated the group. Cllr Worrall said: “It has been great to see so many street cleaners out in the Tilbury area. It is also clear that they are working a lot more smarter and so making great in roads.”
The idea of the Thurrock Music Services composing a “Litter Song” was rubbished in some quarters but portfolio holder, cllr Val Morris-Cook said: “In Greenwich kindergartens, they have a comic book with litter characters.
“We have got to nurture the message among the young and then the message will grow.