THE NEXT three months will be vital for the relationship between Thurrock Council and housing repair group, Morrison.
Portfolio holder for Housing, cllr andy Smith told Wednesday nights full council meeting that all the staff at Morrison were now operating from the Alexandra House base in Lakeside.
He hoped that this was the first step in a number of moves to improve housing repair targets around the borough.
Councillors are still reporting a high number of housing related issues in their surgeries. However, an Ockendon resident recently noted that a concern regarding a dangerous manhole cover was dealt with timeously.
His stern words echoed the call by the chief executive, Graham Farrant that Morrison had to “shape up or ship out.