Surveying the borough’s future

THURROCK Council wants to know residents’ views about the borough and plans for the future.

A consultation is being launched online on Wednesday (16 May) to give as many people as possible the chance to have their say an help influence the council’s priorities over the coming years.

The consultation runs until 10 June.

Council Leader, Cllr John Kent said: “This is an exciting time to live and work in Thurrock, a time when years of behind-the-scenes work is starting to bear fruit with thousands of new jobs, new homes and new prospects on the horizon.

“Thurrock Council wants to ensure this regeneration is completed in a way which improves the lives of local people and targets their needs.

“This questionnaire has been constructed to help ensure people living in Thurrock will be able to tell the council their concerns and their hopes for the future.”

He added: “We really do want to hear your views on what these priorities should be. This is your chance to influence how we work for you – so please take the time to take part in this survey and have your say.”

The survey will be online from Wednesday, 16 May and can be accessed at www.thurrock.gov.uk/consultation, alternatively hard copies are available from libraries and council housing offices.

It asks people what is important to them, what improvements would they like to see in their areas, their opinion of the council’s current priorities and ideas for future ones, and general questions about council services.

Those taking part will be able to choose to have their details entered into a prize draw with three prizes totalling £100 worth of Lakeside Shopping vouchers (one at £50 and two at £25).

The answers given will be treated in confidence and personal details and other information will only be used for the the survey and not any other purpose.

The council will also be organising workshops to give more detailed input into the survey’s conclusions which are expected to be reported to the council’s cabinet in July.

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