The High Sheriff of Essex, Lady Rosemary Ruggles-Brise visited Tilbury yesterday (Monday October 31st) to see for herself one of the successful Thurrock Community Safety Partnership Partner Walkabout Days.
Lady Ruggles-Brise was joined by Thurrock Mayor Councillor Charles Curtis and Thurrock Council Chief Executive Graham Farrant to tour the area and witness some of the large number of high visibility activities taking place.
* Thurrock Council Community Protection officers patrolled streets around Civic Square and Calcutta Road and worked alongside Essex Probation’s Community Payback teams to clear fly-tipped material – in excess of three tons were cleared during the day.
* Essex Police hosted a drop-in surgery at the Tilbury Community Resource Centre providing crime prevention and safety advice.
* Essex Fire and Rescue Service carried out checks on potential hazards in advance of Bonfire Night and a number of bonfires were identified and cleared.
* Children from Little Pirates Nursery helped the horticulture team plant bulbs at flower beds in Calcutta Road.
* The Dogs Trust carried out free dog-chipping on 63 dogs and also provided advice and information to owners who brought along their pets.
Thurrock Council Portfolio Holder for Community, Culture and Leisure Councillor Lynn Worrall said: “The results of this Walkabout Day once again prove that getting out into our communities to address their issues really does reap benefits and it was wonderful that we could share the good work we are doing with the High Sheriff of Essex.
Other teams taking part included Thurrock Council officers from Housing, Trading Standards and Environmental Health.