Will Thurrock residents be paying for 0% council tax increase?

Will Thurrock residents be paying for 0% council tax increase?

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 […]

Essex Police looking for volunteers to investigate murders

Essex Police looking for volunteers to investigate murders

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 […]

Plans submitted for 2,500 dwellings in Lakeside area

Plans submitted for 2,500 dwellings in Lakeside area

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 […]

TACC offer new Saturday School

TACC offer new Saturday School

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.

Roadworks: Monday January 7th to Sunday January 13th

Roadworks: Monday January 7th to Sunday January 13th

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:

Advice to check your car before “Back to school” day

Advice to check your car before “Back to school” day

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.

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 […]

Thurrock Council’s decision to scrap tender for £15 million care complex in South Ockendon could have cost architects up to £250k

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 […]