THURROCK’S cabinet member for environment has welcomed the increased street cleaning in Grays Town Centre as part of the council’s commitment to the Clean It, Cut It, Fill It campaign.
Cllr Pauline Tolson visited the area recently and is pleased with the progress being made.
The council has doubled the number of street cleaners dedicated to the area as well as extended their operation hours to cover between 6am and 6pm.
The change is part of a wider increase in the number of barrow beats covering the whole borough including Tilbury and South Ockendon, raising the frequency of grass cutting in Thurrock’s green spaces and better maintenance of our road network through fixing highways defects.
Thurrock Council’s town centre coordinator is working closely with local businesses in the Grays Town Management Partnership, who have identified appearance and litter as a priority for the group. They have also appointed their own task group to look into initiatives and actions to tackle litter.
Cllr Pauline Tolson said: “I’m really pleased to see our promises to the people of Thurrock are now fully in action.
“The council’s commitment to Clean It, Cut It, Fill It is clear and it is important we keep on top of cleaning in the borough. We cannot let it slip back to the state it was in before.”
Cllr Tolson continued: “As well as the council taking action, residents must also do their bit and we will be issuing Â£75 fines to anyone caught littering.
“There is still work to be done to get Thurrock to an acceptable level that we as residents can be proud of, but we are well on the way.”
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