THE NEW boss of Thurrock Council, Lyn Carpenter was impressed with the spirit of a meeting held between Thurrock Council and the voluntary sector.
The meeting was called Working Together and was the brainchild of the Thurrock Council for Voluntary Services (CVS).
Those present heard a presentation on commissioning from former head of National Association for Community and Voluntary Associations (NACVA).
Lyn Carpenter said: “Kevin made some very positive comments about our Social Value strategy saying it was being one of the best he has seen anywhere in local government.
“He also made some positive comments about our Commissioning Strategy.”
She added: “We could and will do more, but we are starting from a very strong position as recognised by Kevin Curley.”
The event – which illustrated the close working between the council and voluntary sector – included a dozen or so stands from different voluntary organisations from across the borough.
YT invited Thurrock CVS to send us their thoughts on the meeting but they have failed to do so at the time of publication.
YT also understands that all 49 councillors were invited but only representatives from Labour and the Conservative group attended.