THE chief executive of Thurrock Council, Lyn Carpenter has now been in office for a year.
We interviewed her in September 2015 and so we have returned to the top floor of the council offices to look back over the past year.
It is a long interview (over twenty minutes) but there was a lot of ground to cover.
If there was on theme that dominated the interview, then it is the hardball approach that Thurrock Council has adopted towards other organisations such as Essex Police, Highways Agency and Anglian Water, to name just three.
This may be a council determined to get the best for its residents or one that can see the splinter in the eye of other organisations whilst "unaware" of the plank in its own?