Grays councillor calls for more parking enforcement in borough

A THURROCK councillor has called for more action to enforce parking regulations in the borough.

Grays Riverside councillor Martin Kerin, who is the Labour chair of the Planning, Transport, Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny on Thurrock Council, questioned Cllr Ben Maney, the portfolio holder and cabinet member for Highways and Transport, about the issue of parking enforcement at a meeting this week.

Martin Kerin

Cllr Kerin said: “I believe that there are too few officers on patrol. With new enforcement areas in Tilbury, continuing issues in Seabrooke Rise, and the mammoth task of patrolling the town centres and schools, we need more officers.

“We believe that there should be more civil enforcement officers patrolling the streets of Thurrock. In my own ward of Grays Riverside, we have issues with problem parking on the Seabrooke Rise estate.

“Across Thurrock as a whole, we have additional zones in Tilbury, and the continuing mammoth task of ensuring our town centres and schools are effectively patrolled.

“We are happy to support the current administration should they try to beef up the numbers of enforcement officers.”

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