Pollution concerns

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A Grays Councillor has expressed his concerns about pollution recently in the area.
Labour councillor, Tony Fish, who represents Grays Riverside, has expressed his concerns over the level of pollution in Grays.

Speaking at a Full Council on the evening of Wednesday June 19, he asked for the air quality of the town to be monitored and options presented for improvement.

Cllr Fish secured a commitment from Cllr Aaron Watkins, the Portfolio Holder for the Environment, to reopen the clean air strategy.

Cllr Fish said: “I am pleased that my concerns around air quality are being taken on board. My residents deserve clean air, and I will fight for this to be improved. We need to start addressing this issue and take it more seriously.”

Adding his own suggestion, he said: “I believe a low emission zone would make a difference in the town”

Supporting this, Cllr Jane Pothecary, leader of Thurrock Labour said: “I welcome the commitment that Cllr Fish has secured from the Administration.

“The Labour team of councillors for Grays will be monitoring this to ensure any new strategy benefits our residents and improves their quality of life.”
This is about the concerns he has around the congestion and air quality in the ward.

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