Thurrock Council lays out its vision for future

Thurrock Council Offices

THURROCK will be “an ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future”. This is the new vision for Thurrock as agreed at Full Council on Wednesday 31 January.

This vision, alongside the three new priority headings of “People, Place and Prosperity” has been developed by a cross-sector working group of members and community representatives. A revised draft vision and priorities had been presented to Full Council in February 2017, but it was recommended that further consideration was required and that the working group should be established.

Cllr Graham Snell, a member of the working group, presented this final report to Council.

After the meeting, Cllr Snell said: “I was very pleased to have been directly involved in the development of a new vision and priorities for Thurrock. The version which went to Council in February in 2017 had many things to commend it, but it was not quite right. Now we have something that I am happy to sign up to and use to move Thurrock onwards and upwards”.

Cllr Shane Hebb, Portfolio Holder with responsibility for corporate strategy said: “The previous vision and priorities had done a great job, but Thurrock has moved on now. This new vision and priorities better reflects the ambition for the council and Thurrock.“

The key priority areas are – “People – A borough where people of all ages are proud to work and play, live and stay; Place – A heritage-rich borough which is ambitious for its future; and Prosperity- A borough which enables everyone to achieve their aspirations”.

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