ON TUESDAY, excitable young Thurrock Tories boasted on their social media channels that they will be recommending a 0% council tax rise at the next Wednesday’s meeting of Thurrock Council’s Cabinet. Deputy leader of Thurrock Council, cllr Shane Hebb said “It will leave more cash in people’s pockets” whilst the portfolio holder for health and […]
THURROCK residents Emma Mulcahy and Sarah Keeling from Grays, Essex will be holding a charity Pink Ball for the second year running in aid of Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease.
ESSEX Police are looking for two further witnesses to a fatal collision in South Ockendon on New Year’s Eve.
SCD Specials recruitment – Could you volunteer your time to help tackle and solve serious crime in Essex? 08/01/2019 Essex Police is launching two new roles within their Special Constabulary where you can volunteer your time to solve serious crimes including murders, stranger rapes and fraud and corruption cases. You’ll undergo the same training course […]
THE MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, Stephen Metcalfe, rose on the floor of the House of Commons to make his feelings known on Brexit.
AN NHS boss has said a new ten-year healthcare plan from the Government reflects ambitions to shake-up the health services across mid and south Essex.
TWO major roads in Grays are to be opened for two-way traffic as part of the council’s ambition to make the town an “economic hub”.
A MAN has been jailed for 21 months after breaking a woman’s jaw in an unprovoked attack in South Ockendon.
PLANS for up to 2,500 dwellings in Thurrock have been submitted. London-based architects, Studio Egret West made the announcement on their website. A spokesperson said: “We have submitted plans for Northlake, a new neighbourhood in the Lakeside basin, Thurrock. Working for London Strategic Land, the scheme places well-being at the forefront, and comprises 2,500 dwellings […]
A NEW development made up of almost 50 new homes along with shops and leisure activities could be coming to Thurrock.
OFSTED has praised an out-of-school day care company for addressing problems that led to an “Inadequate” rating in 2018.
FIND the right learning for you at your local community college whether for work, a new hobby/skill, wellbeing or perhaps all three! Thurrock Adult Community College (TACC) has a wide range of courses now available and their popular Saturday workshops make a welcome return on 26 January 2019.
RECYCLING doesn’t have to be a chore, reducing your carbon footprint can be easily achieved by recycling everyday household items, such as tins, aluminium cans and glass bottles by putting them in your blue bin.
WORK to maintain safety by carrying out routine maintenance at the Dartford Crossing continues this week. The following closures will be in place overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, with fully signed diversions in place during the northbound east tunnel closures for oversized vehicles:
WITH constant advances in technology, medicine and lifestyles, people in the Tilbury area are, on average, living longer than they might have a few decades ago. As Tilbury’s population ages,
Stifford Clays: Detectives appeal for witnesses following incident on Crammavill Street that left man with serious injuries
DETECTIVES are continuing to appeal for information following an incident in Grays which has left one man with serious injuries.
YT has received a report of an incident in Stifford Clays.
THE campaign ran during the month of December and saw 313 people arrested – 140 on suspicion of drink driving, 139 on suspicion of drug driving, and 34 for failing to provide a specimen.
AS Brits embark on the first school run and, for some, back to work drive of 2019, leading breakdown cover provider Green Flag is urging drivers to check their vehicles before making their journeys, with tens of thousands of breakdowns predicted throughout the day. Green Flag is expecting an 11.1% increase in incidents on the […]
Thurrock Rugby Club could be converted into a temporary school due to “disastrous” shortfall in secondary school places.
By Local Democracy Reporter Steve Shaw THURROCK Rugby Club could be converted into a temporary school that will help to alleviate a “disastrous” shortfall in secondary school places. An application to transform the site will be discussed by the council’s planning committee next week and has been recommended for approval. The new school is expected […]
Over the border: No council projects planned to help Basildon “survive and prosper” after the UK leaves the European Union,
NO council projects are planned to help Basildon “survive and prosper” after the UK leaves the European Union, a Labour councillor has warned.
A13 closed London-bound near to Stanford-le-Hope due to a police incident.
SCHOOLCHILDREN are being withdrawn from lessons by their parents over objections to the teaching of Islam, a council report has revealed.
Thurrock Council’s decision to scrap tender for £15 million care complex in South Ockendon could have cost architects up to £250k
THURROCK Council has scrapped its tender to masterplan a £15 million care home and health complex in South Ockendon reports Architects Journal. https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/south-ockendon-care-home-tender-abandoned/10038570.article The local authority cancelled the tender after delays to final approval for the project which needs to be signed off by its cabinet committee. A meeting of the committee went ahead on […]