Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Tory leader Rob Gledhill looks to future before key council meeting

WITH JUST a few hours to go before the key council meeting that will decide who runs Thurrock Council for the next two years, the leader of the Conservative group, Cllr Rob Gledhill has looked to what he may do, if, and we stress, if, he is leader of Thurrock Council on Wednesday night.

Cllr Gledhill said: "If elected as leader I will be looking for a fairer more open decision making process to ensure that members are able to have a say before decisions are made.

I will also be looking to increase enforcement action on litter louts and flytippers as well as looking to clear up fly tipping hotspots along with the verges on our main roads and streets.

The way the council spends taxpayers money on our potholed roads needs a full review from ensuring that roads are only used by appropriate sized vehicles to making sure that works to repair damage is not just a ‘sticking plaster’ that the taxpayer has pay to replace time and time again. However we cannot escape there are difficult times ahead, council spending must be reduced and the easier reductions have already been made.

However I am confident that if we do see a Conservative administration in place on Wednesday that a combination of reducing waste, changing approaches to supplying services, increasing income from new business opportunities along with showing that Thurrock, as a borough, is open for business we can reduce the impact on our residents."


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