THE article on the Orsett Hospital consultation was the first to be published under the new BBC Local Democracy Reporters Scheme.
Under the scheme, the BBC provide a reporter to cover council meetings. In Thurrock that covers the committees, cabinet and full council.
We also benefit from a lot of the research that the BBC undertakes.
YT is only one of ten hyperlocal newspapers to benefit from the scheme.
Editor, Michael Casey said: “Having a reporter at all these meetings can only help us. We were delighted to be selected for the scheme and look forward to benefit from the
articles that will help keep our readers informed.”