FINANCE has been secured by an election candidate to try and bring an end to the mystery of what is contained in the dust that has been described as a blight on many homes in Tilbury.
As reported several times in recent weeks, the red dust that has settled on local homes has caused some controversy and differences of opinion.
Thurrock Independent candidate for the Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park ward Allen Mayes, has secured the funding necessary to carry out the Independent testing on the Dust that is blighting Tilbury homes.
Now local campaigner Allen Mayes, who is to stand as an independent in next month’s elections, says he has secured the means to settle the mystery.
He said: “I am delighted that we have secured the funding for the independent dust test due to a generous full cost donation from Apex Platinum Investment ltd. This now means that we can get answers on what is in the dust itself so we can go back to the relevant authorities and demand action is taken immediately.
“The tests will be carried out by the MLM Group over the months of June/July as to catch the issues at its worst with the warm, dry weather.
“This issue has been going on for too long and the current elected representatives of the area have contributed very little to the cause.
“This has been a long process with lots of people previously involved, however since November last year this issue has been pushed and pushed by residents and myself. We have successfully made the council listen and take this seriously, along with the Environmental Agency. I would like to thank all the residents that have been involved in fighting for this, signing the petition and asking questions at the council meeting.
“I have spoken to many residents about this issue and I have fought hard to get to this position, however there is still a long way to go and the fight is not over yet.
This is just one of a number of issues that the incumbent councillors have failed to address and this is simply unfair on the residents of Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park.”