Monday, July 15, 2024

Thurrock Council ask residents to report storm damage

CLEAN-UP operations are ongoing following four days of storms and high winds affecting Thurrock.

Council teams have been hard at work clearing up fallen trees and lamppost columns as well as making repairs to roads and road signs.

Leader of Thurrock Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill, said: “The high winds we saw on Friday damaged a number of trees, lampposts and road signs as well as some of our buildings.

“Our Officers have done an excellent job of clearing up and keeping the borough moving. We are still getting reports of damage and I would ask that residents use our online reporting tools to make us aware of any issues they see around the borough.”

Cllr Andrew Jefferies, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Our teams have done a fantastic job clearing trees and making sure roads are safe and passable. They have worked extremely hard and are still hard at work clearing up from Friday, the weekend and from issues caused by the wind today.”

Cllr Ben Maney, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “Using the online reporting tools is the most effective way to let us know about damage caused by the storms. By providing a detailed report we can make sure that the right teams are sent to the right place to take the right action.”

To report Highways issues, including damaged lampposts and road signs, use the council’s online highways reporting tool at: highwayreport.thurrock.gov.uk

To report other issues, including damaged trees or park equipment, please use the council Report It webpage: thurrock.gov.uk/report

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