Thurrock Council boss sets record straight on closure of beach section of Grays Beach Park

THE LEADER of Thurrock Council has expressed his disappointment at the closure of the beach section of Grays Beach Park.

Thurrock Council was made aware of a flooding issue at Grays Beach Park on Saturday 23 July.

Anglian Water conducted an emergency visit that same day and said although they couldn’t find the exact location and cause of the flooding, after testing the water they could confirm it was safe.

Anglian Water, with support from Thurrock Council, will be revisiting the park in the next 24 hours again with additional specialists to try and assess and remedy the issue as soon as possible.

The site is being regularly monitored throughout each day by Thurrock Council and fencing, separating the affected play area, has been put up this evening (Tuesday 26 July) until the problem is resolved.

An update will follow on their website thurrock.gov.uk.

Thurrock Council would like to apologise to residents and visitors for any inconvenience caused.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill added: “We’re disappointed that the popular Grays Beach Park has been affected in this way. We have taken the decision to fence off the area while specialists assess and resolve the problem.

“The Council is working with multiple agencies to reach a resolution quickly to ensure the park can reopen as soon as possible during the summer holidays.”

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