Thursday, June 13, 2024

Be Smart team told to “Stop hiding” by East Tilbury councillors

THERE WAS, as they say, some plain speaking, at the Cleaner, Greener and Safer committee meeting at Thursday night at Thurrock Council.

Deputy leader, cllr Val Morris-Cook presented a paper promoting the idea of “Multi-Skilled Action Teams”

The new system, would ensure a more efficient way of working for Be Smart officers. All officers would be expected to participate in all tasks when cleaning up an area.

At this point the two East Tilbury councillors, John Purkiss and Barry Palmer were asked to contribute to the meeting.

Both councillors contributed to a stinging attack on the work of the Be Smart team.

Cllr Purkiss said: “We can’t say we are particularly happy with the state of East Tilbury. Parts of it are filthy.

“We welcome these plans because we often see Be Smart teams sitting with three officers in a car doing nothing.

“Infact we know there hiding places such as at the back of Coalhouse Fort, Walton Hall Farm or even under the Pitsea flyover.”

A visibly irritated cllr Morris-Cook assured that these matters would be looked at.


  1. I know this has nothing to do with this story, but I have just read tomorrow night’s full council agenda and found this motion from Cllr Anderson (idiot)

    Cllr Anderson

    For the brave men and women that fought in the first and second world war of which a considerable amount of brave soldiers died for the privilege of dense people like you. In support of the people to have their fair say within or out of the press to express whichever opinion they so wish to. Consequently if you want these human rights taken away and dissolved I think this show the intelligence. A person like yourself has and how unpatriotic you are especially because it is all to cover up incidents within your political group. It sickens me to think you think we are as unintelligent has yourself; you manipulate the press in elections for your group similar to the labor group. You all invite the press in for interviews but when the spot light is shining to long you want to suppress them. Disgrace on you!!! This great country is built on free speech, please read the report from the BBC news below you are just as bad COUNCILLOR ANDERSON and any other Councilor that supports this motion.

    Police said a 21-year-old Sussex man was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and attempted criminal damage.
    He was accused of trying to damage the Union flag on London’s Cenotaph.
    Mr Gilmour, a Cambridge University student, apologised on Friday for his actions, saying he was “mortified by his moment of idiocy”.
    The rock stars’s adopted son became the 35th person to be held following the violence on Thursday.
    Photos of him swinging from a flag appeared on the front pages of many newspapers after the demonstrations.
    Mr Gilmour said in a statement: “I would like to express my deepest apologies for the terrible insult to the thousands of people who died bravely for our country that my actions represented

    Motion in full council 20th July 2011being put forward

    Motion 3
    Submitted by Councillor Anderson
    “That this council should work with the local media to agree a media code of
    conduct for Thurrock
    Monitoring Officer Comments:
    There are no specific legal implications for this motion at this stage.
    Section 151 Officer Comments:
    There are no specific financial implications for this motion at this stage.
    Is the above motion within the remit of Council to approve?


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