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Thurrock UKIP disgusted at state of war memorials

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PRESSURE from UKIP and the local community has forced the Conservative Council leader to clean up his own back yard claim Thurrock UKIP.

Members of the Little Thurrock community were outraged by the state the War Memorial in Little Thurrock during the Remembrance Sunday Service.

UKIP Thurrock Chairman, Allen Mayes enquired to the council as to why it had not been cleaned and whether members of the community would be able to clean it themselves.

The council responded said Mr Mayes by giving the war memorial a ‘very light’ wash and will now look at the upkeep and maintenance of all the war memorials in Thurrock.

Allen Mayes said: “Residents were outraged by the state the War Memorial was left in and that the Council had not even cleaned it for the Remembrance Sunday Service. If the Council wouldn’t clean it, the residents will!

“The community are now happy that the Memorial has had a ‘light clean’, however it needs regular upkeep. We hope the Council will now keep on top of it.

“It is disappointing that it required complaints from members of the public for the Council Leader to make sure his local War Memorial was tidy. Hopefully he will now start looking after his local area he was elected to represent.”


  1. Since early 2014 Stanford le Hope residents have donated to the Stanford War Memorial Trust, which was set up to restore the local War Memorial in readiness for the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War 1 and to continue to maintain it.
    The Memorial was completely refurbished and a re-dedication ceremony was held in August that year. Local residents continue to donate to the charity as a way of showing their respect, with the Trust caring out regular maintenance of the Memorial. It is a way of showing their respect for those that gave their lives so that we could enjoy the freedom we now have. A little money now and again is a small price to pay for the freedom we now have due to the heroism of those that died in the both conflicts.
    May I suggest that other areas consider doing the same, it builds pride in the local community and allows those that wish to to show their respects in a practical wall as well as attending the service,we regularly have over a 1,000 people attend our Remembrance Day Service.
    Does everything REALLY need to be done by the council?
    Lest We For Get.


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