The shame of Aveley….

FOLLOWING a number of complaints about the misuse of a shelter in Aveley Rec Park, the environment team have removed the structure yesterday (Thursday 18 August).

The shelter has been criticised following a spate of anti-social behaviour and litter and shattered glass nearby.

Portfolio Holder for Environment, Cllr Pauline Tolson said: “We are listening to the community and responding in a positive way.

“We are committed to Clean it, Cut it, Fill it – and this is a great example how we’re putting our promises into actions.”

Chief Executive, Lyn Carpenter and Aveley Ward councillors took a tour of the area last week after concerns were raised.

Cllr Tolson added: “We don’t want to take away facilities that were provided with good intentions.

“But when you have small groups of people destroying them, misusing them and becoming a hub for anti-social behaviour, we have to look at the wider picture.

“It is not fair for the whole community to have put up with the eyesores and excessive litter in one small area.

She added: “We are reviewing other facilities within the park with the view to making it much more attractive and friendly for all users.

For more information about Clean it, Cut it, Fill it, and visit thurrock.gov.uk/lovethurrock

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