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Thurrock Labour reveal plans to tackle fly-tipping

Fly Tip July 17

Thurrock Council Budget Meeting agrees Labour fly-tip clearance fund

At the meeting to set Thurrock Council’s budget for the coming year, the Thurrock Labour Party put forward an ambitious plan to invest nearly half a million pounds in a pilot scheme to tackle fly-tipping.

Labour Leader Cllr Oliver Gerrish said, “Residents all across Thurrock know that we have a major issue with fly-tipping. First and foremost, individuals must take responsibility for properly disposing of their waste, but where illegal fly-tipping has happened the council must take action to ensure that other residents don’t have to suffer filthy streets and alleyways.”

“The Conservatives have failed to deliver on cleaning up our communities. Far too many parts of Thurrock have been neglected and left in a shameful state by the Tory Council. That is why Labour is putting forward a proposal to pilot a dedicated team to tackle fly-tipping across the borough.”

“Labour would introduce a new rapid response team to quickly act on residents’ reports of fly-tipping and remove rubbish left on our streets. We have heard concern and disappointment from hundreds of residents right across the borough that Thurrock is suffering from a tidal wave of fly-tipping. Labour’s new plan could be a big step towards cleaning Thurrock up and keeping our public areas in a state we can all be proud of.”

The Labour amendment was forced through at Wednesday’s Budget meeting as Thurrock Independent (UKIP) and Tory councillors abstained on the vote. Pressure is now growing on Thurrock Council’s Cabinet to adopt the Labour proposals.


  1. Why couldn’t Kent and his crowd do the clean up when they were in control for all those years
    , the borough is not perfect but it is a darn sight better than when they were in control.

  2. The Borough is a hovel no mistake about that. Labour, Tories or Little Green Men, no one cares.
    I reported fly tipping to the council and the lady on the phone was not interested.
    Don’t bother any more.

  3. Willow

    Take a look out of your window matey, why write diatribe when the reality is things are a lot worse now in reality, not by the political bible.

    I would like to read your thoughts on WHAT IS BETTER!

  4. Ii were honest I think we would all like to see a concerted effort made to clean our Borough(not Brentwood) and harsher penalties for fly tipping.
    Of course the numb nut Council then bring in restrictions at Linford tip…clever that.

    The Borough is a complete hovel anywhere and everywhere you go. Stop cleaning Brentwood and pull your finger out and clean ours.


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