Equality and fairness

Thurrock Fairness Commission

Thurrock Fairness Commission held its first meeting on 12 March 2015, and presented its final report to Thurrock's Cabinet on 10 February 2016.

As an independent body, it was set-up to:

  • examine inequalities in Thurrock
  • make Thurrock a fairer place to live

It did this by:

  • listening to the views and opinions of local people
  • encouraging closer working between organisations
  • making recommendations for public service strategies

The commission held a 'summer of listening' with residents and looked at real local issues such as health, housing, our changing borough, community and safety. It was chaired by an independent member of the community. Other members were representatives of the public, private, voluntary and community sectors.


Thurrock Fairness Commission was set up following a Cabinet decision in April 2014. This was based on a report from the cross-party Fairness in Thurrock Review Panel.

The commission's final report with recommendations was presented to Cabinet in February 2016.