The event gives the council a chance to show off the many different aspects of its work, from park rangers to cycle safety and adult education to the Thameside Theatre, libraries and the borough’s heritage.
Thurrock Council has regularly highlighted its services at the show and this year co-ordinated its efforts around one corner of the ground.
The Langdon Hills woodworking area proved a big hit with show-goers as did the fun characters and face-painting by the fostering team.
For those who brought their dogs along, the council’s public protection team – working with the Dogs Trust – offered free micro-chipping of the animals and the trading standards team worked with the illegal money lending team raising awareness of how to avoid loan sharks.
Travel Thurrock’s Get Cycling displays in the Bike Try-Out area saw visitors ride a variety of fun and conventional bikes and the rights of way team helped visitors find out more about Thurrock’s walks and trails.
Once again the waste and recycling and street services team were there encouraging and advising on recycling and showing off the new dual street recycling and litter bins.
Thurrock Council’s library service and its mobile library was also on the field with a Fairy Tale theme, story-telling sessions, knitting and computer sessions.