APART - All Party Association for Residents of Thurrock

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Thurrock is a great place to live and work. Those of us who have spent a lifetime there will readily testify to that. Like all good things though, it can be made better.

Our belief here is that if, as residents, we put aside the differences of political party affiliation and campaign for the changes that will benefit the residents and the businesses of the borough. It is as simple as that.

Care to join us? The only qualification you need is to live in Thurrock, so click in the header of any page to send us an email and sign up for regular information on happenings in your borough and how you can get involved.

Challenges and Objectives

From the council

Since 2015-2017 a number of Thurrock wards incuding Tilbury have fallen into the 20% most deprived areas. The most deprived communities have the highest levels of crime and anti-social behaviour, poor health and increased instances of school-age pregnancies. In Thurrock, 21 identified Super Output Areas (SOAs) are within the 10% most deprived areas in England for education, skills and training, while 48 SOAs are within the 20% most deprived areas.

The most deprived wards in Thurrock include Tilbury, St. Chads, Grays, Belhus, Chadwell St. Mary, Ockendon and West Thurrock. The Council therefore aims to ensure that the Local Development Framework assists in narrowing the gap between rich and poor, by supporting these communities, improving their access to affordable homes, health and community facilities as well as integrating the principles of "Secured by Design" into all new developments to help reduce crime.

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