IN the middle of our interview with the chief executive of Thurrock Council. Lyn Carpenter, she name-checks Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions (TLS).
For the un-initiated, TLS is a community interest company that run the majority of Thurrock Council’s disability services.
It is a significant name-check as the interview is scattered with references to the council "doing as opposed to being done to", that is to say, acting more like a business and less like a passive recipient of government money.
It looks like the steely-eye of the new chief exec has surveyed Thurrock in her first one hundred days and knows exactly what she wants the council to look like.
Our fifteen minute interview is below.