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Greg Clark – 2022 Comments on Thurrock Council

The comments made by Greg Clark, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on 2 September 2022.

Given the serious financial situation at Thurrock Council and its potential impact on local services, I believe it is necessary for government to intervene.

I strongly believe that when a council gets into difficulties its local government neighbours should be the preferred source of help in turning it around.

I know that Essex County Council possesses the expertise and ability to help its local government neighbour. Working together, I believe the councils can deliver the improvements local people expect and deserve.