THREE newly elected councillors spent the weekend getting involved with the community.
On Bank Holiday Monday, West Thurrock and South Stifford councillor, Qaisar Abbas, Grays Thurrock councillor Lynn Worrall joined Ockendon councillor, Sue Shinnick at the Hidden Gems Fesitval in South Ockendon.
Cllr Abbas said: “It was fantastic to visit such a beautiful event. I had the opportunity to speak with a lot of local residents and artists.
“There was a real communiyt spirit and everyone was very welcoming. I congratulate the organisers for their efforts.”