Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Tory chair praises spirit of co-operation

On Monday night, Thurrock Council’s Cleaner, Greener and Safer Overview and Scrutiny committee passed a plan to make the cleaning and greening service more flexible, responsible to local needs and less centralised.

Committee Chair Councillor James Halden (Cons: Homesteads) said: “It was fantastic to see such a large and important piece of work done by members from all parties.

“I would like to pay tribute to the co-author of my report, Labour member for Tilbury St. Chads, Councillor Steve Liddiard, Steve was open with his ideas and helped me in a major way to lead members from all parties to write an initial report to shape the environment service into a more community responsive mode.

“Having robust political debate, and at times disagreement, is how you know democracy is working, but there are also times when the wider interest is a clear direction forward.

“This will be an ongoing piece of work where my committee will continue to fight for a cleaner and greener Thurrock ”.


  1. Well let’s all hope jimmy that you and your mates make sure in future that the empty wine bottles go in the recycling bin rather than being swept under the councils carpet.


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