THE WORK of dozens of volunteers was celebrated on Wednesday (1 June).
Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Charlie Curtis — himself a volunteer — helped mark national Volunteers’ Week by presenting certificates to the volunteers who support council services at The Beehive in Grays High Street.
Over 100 volunteers support a range of services including emergency planning, libraries, the heritage museum and youth offending team to name just a few.
Cllr Curtis said: “Volunteers across the borough all deserve recognition and thanks for giving up their time and for their contribution to supporting local services.
“It is important to say thank you, and I am pleased the council is involving volunteers in day-to-day services as this really adds value to how we work with residents.”
He added: “Volunteering covers an amazingly large and varied arena of work and is carried out by people who are not seeking reward or recognition. This small ceremony is the least we can do.”