North Grays walkabout day set to focus on rubbish

FLY tips and litter will be the focus of the next Thurrock Community Safety Partnership Partner Walkabout Day in North Grays on Friday August 12th.

High visibility patrols will be in Stifford Clays, Little Thurrock, Blackshots and Grays Central throughout the day. Youth workers will patrol alongside the police from late afternoon until 10pm.

Essex Probation Community Payback teams will once again join officers with the first team assisting in the clearance of fly tips and litter from back alleyways. The second will be litter picking in Hangman’s Wood. Thurrock Council’s Horticulture Team will be in the woods grass cutting with the traditional shire horses and cutting back shrubs to create a fire break.

Other partners taking part in the event include a number of teams from Thurrock Council – housing, Trading Standards and Community Protection – responsible for Anti-social Behaviour and environmental crime -, Essex Police and Essex Fire and Rescue.

Key to the success of Walkabout Days is addressing real community concerns.

Thurrock Council Portfolio Holder for Community, Culture and Leisure Councillor Lynn Worrall said: “Postcards and posters are currently being distributed in the area to encourage residents to highlight their concerns. Walkabout Days take these pressing issues and where ever possible solve them during the actual Walkabout Day.”

To raise a matter of concern to be addressed as part of the North Grays Walkabout Day “mail”

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