AT Wednesday Cabinet meeting, councillors agreed there should be an update of the vision and priorities for the borough.
Focussing on ‘striving, driving and thriving’, Thurrock will be ‘an ambitious and collaborative community, which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future’.
The proposed vision and priorities are based on feedback from engagement events with residents and partners over the last year. It has also had extensive consultation with council staff, around 80 per cent of who live in the borough.
Cabinet Member responsible, Cllr Shane Hebb, said: “The current vision was of its time and had cross-party support. But the world we live in is changing, and so must our focuses must grow from our previous successes.
“The council – and indeed the whole borough – is striving for quality, driving growth and aspiration, and involved in thriving partnerships. The vision will take full advantage of our ‘economic epicentre’ location next to London, along the Thames Estuary, and in between Essex and Kent”.
“The proposed vision and priorities are a guiding light – leading the way for us all to work together as ‘Team Thurrock’, to improve and raise the profile of Thurrock as a place to work, live and invest.
“It’s the vision which will see Thurrock become the place it should, could, and will be”.