ON the 30th August, YT published a story regarding the apparent failure of a number of councillors to register their interests with Thurrock Council.
It has been brought to our attention on Friday August 31st, by the leader of the Thurrock Conservative group, cllr Phil Anderson that cllrs Andrew Roast and Mike Revell “submitted signed declaration forms on or before the 24th August.”
YourThurrock inspected the file at 11am on the 24th and their submissions were not there.
We contacted the council press office on Monday 27th, who in turn, we were told, contacted, cllr Anderson.
The press office informed us that they had not received a reply from cllr Anderson.
YT received an e-mail from Cllr Anderson on Friday Aug 31st, and he informed us that the declarations of interest from cllrs Roast and Revell were definitely in the public file by the afternoon of the 24th.
He has also informed us that cllr Pauline Tolson has also now submitted her personal interests and they are also in the file.
We are happy to clarify this position.