After the Government’s announcement last week that Council’s would decide if they introduce ‘Pay to Stay’ or not, Cllr Tim Aker requested an emergency motion for Thurrock Council to reject ‘Pay to Stay’. Unfortunately, the request was rejected as ‘not significant enough’.
Cllr Tim Aker MEP said: “For the last year my office has been receiving calls from residents terrified with the proposed changes and the impact it will have on their lives. I thought it would be a nice Christmas present to the residents of Thurrock to know that ‘Pay to Stay’ will not be introduced here.
“I was shocked to see a member of the Labour Party describe ‘Pay to Stay’ as ‘not significant enough’ to warrant an urgent motion. It would have been reassuring to thousands of residents to know that pay to stay won’t be introduced in Thurrock. I had hoped that this request would be backed by the Mayor but, disappointingly, that was not the case.