Thurrock Labour slam “flawed” Civic Offices consultation

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THURROCK Labour are demanding that Tory-run Thurrock Council hold a full and open consultation on the flawed Civic Offices redevelopment. Local residents are angry about the appropriation of Mulberry Square and were denied an opportunity to have meaningful say on the wasteful plans to build plush news offices for councillors.

Statement from the Chair of the Seabrooke Estate residents Association, Mr Richard Suttling:

‘My neighbours and I can’t believe that the Council are celebrating the lack of responses to the consultation. Everyone knows how local people feel about this monstrous waste of money. What makes it even worse is the fact that the residents of Grays hold Mulberry Square so close to their hearts.

‘We call on the Council to engage with us and allow us to make our voices heard.’

Statement from Cllr Tony Fish, ward councillor for Grays Riverside:

‘We are outraged that the Tories are so proud that a flawed consultation has yielded no responses. What did they really expect? Our residents deserve a full, open and well-publicised consultation on this.

‘Myself, Cllr Kerin and Cllr Pothecary have submitted a ‘Call In’ and expect the Tory-led Thurrock Council to allow our residents a voice.’


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