Task Force lives to fight another day


THURROCK Council’s Thames Crossing Task Force has been saved from the axe after ruling Conservatives plans to shelve it were outvoted last night (Monday, 3 August).

At the council’s general services committee, regeneration portfolio holder Cllr Mark Coxshall wanted to close the group, which comprises councillors and invited nominees, saying its work was now concluded as the consultation period was drawing to a close.

However, he did describe some of Highways England’s actions around its latest consultation as ‘despicable’ – singling out the way the government agency has not negotiated with Travellers whose homes are at risk because of the project.

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