Thurrock Council highlight litter cleaning success

Aaron Watkins

THURROCK Council’s Environment Portfolio Holder has provided his annual report to members – highlighting the many areas which have been delivered in the past year, as well as plans for further investment and improvements.

Presenting his report to the Full Council meeting last week (Wednesday 29 November), Cllr Aaron Watkins said that clean it, cut it, fill it has helped make Thurrock a place people are proud to live in.

Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Watkins said: “We have also made a huge investment in new equipment and fleet on top of the £1million put into clean it, cut it, fill it services – including 10 new grass mowers and £4.5million on 28 new bin lorries which are due early next year.

“We have also seen the Bigbelly bin pilot start, with 10 smart bins installed around the borough, as well as increased enforcement action against those who commit environmental crime.

“However, we are not resting on our successes and there is still much more we will be doing. We plan to redevelop The Tip at Linford to make it easier and more accessible for residents and £1.35million is going into improving equipment in our parks.

“The public bin review is in progress and we will soon see if the bins we have are fit for purpose and in the right places and there are plans for improvement works over the winter for our pathways and parks.

“I am immensely proud of the ambitious plans we have, what has been carried out so far this year and seeing clean it, cut it, fill it delivered for residents.”

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