Crowds enjoy Tilbury fun day

HUNDREDS of people came together for games and learning on Tuesday (6 August) for another successful annual Tilbury family festival.

Thurrock Council’s Community Safety Partnership and its troubled families team joined festivities on the Anchor Field at the Tilbury Riverside Project-organised event.

Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Sue Gray was there too and said afterwards: “I just want to say a huge thank you for everybody’s hard work bringing such a fantastic afternoon together for the families of Tilbury and Thurrock.

“I know I’m in such a privileged position but it is very important to me that everyone in Thurrock has our support and knows what support is available to them.

“So, of course, I support any and all work done that betters the Thurrock community.”

New portfolio holder for public protection, Cllr Jane Pothecary was disappointed to be away last week, but said: “One of the partnership’s priorities is addressing the problem of hate crime and to encourage its reporting; bringing communities together as well as educating young people on e-safety.

“This, coupled with the troubled families’ objective of providing a free fun family day out made Tuesday a great success all round.”

The event enjoyed multi-agency support from partners including: Essex Police, Victim Support, Thurrock Council’s trading standards and other departments, Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions, the Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children’s Board and the Prince’s Trust.

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