MORE than £2 million has been spent in less than four years to put together Basildon’s still unfinished development plan.
THURROCK Council is in the midst of discussions to build up to 32,000 homes in the borough and is actively seeking developers and investors to partner with them.
Rise in families permanently moved out of borough proves “social cleansing has begun” claims Thurrock Independents
“THE housing market is now so broken in Thurrock that private sector property rents are often 50% higher than most homeless families can afford to pay. Our available stock of social housing is not remotely adequate to meet the needs of Thurrock.
LATEST train fare increases will add “insult to injury” for many of Thurrock’s rail passengers says Labour parliamentary candidate, John Kent.
PLANS to build a new housing estate in Thurrock have been deferred by the council after concerns were raised about the availability of medical care.
COUNCILLORS on Thurrock’s planning committee have unanimously approved an application to redevelop a famous art-deco cinema into a bar.
THURROCK Council has yet to develop a Brexit Impact Plan. Recently, Sky News, via a number of Freedom of Information requests, asked thirty councils across the land to detail their Brexit Impact Studies. They published over thirty responses. Dover Council, in a very detailed response, expressed grave concerns about log-jammed traffic on the M20. Another […]
COUNCILLORS’ CCTV VICTORY FOR SEABROOKE RESIDENTS GRAYS Riverside Councillors have welcomed the agreement with Thurrock Council to install CCTV on Seabrooke Rise. Following residents’ concerns around anti social behaviour and gangs, a petition was collected and handed in by Cllr Martin Kerin. There followed lobbying and campaigning to ensure that agreement could be reached. Cllr […]
THURROCK Labour Leader, Councillor Oliver Gerrish, has slammed Thurrock’s Tory Council for its shambolic behaviour and standard of communications in recent months.
By Local Democracy Reporter Steve Shaw CANCER patients attending hospitals across mid and south Essex are not starting treatment as soon as they should be, according to newly released data. Last month, YT reported that Thurrock had the worst record in in the country for patients receiving treatment once they had been referred to by […]
THE LEADER of Thurrock Council has slammed media coverage on life in Purfleet. Conservative leader, cllr Rob Gledhill made the comments during a Purfleet Community Fun Day. His comments come after the leader of the Thurrock Labour group and Purfleet councillor, Oliver Gerrish asked him a number of questions about crime in the area. http://www.yourthurrock.com/2018/07/26/garrison-estate-purfleet-abandoned-living-fear/ […]
A historic Essex cinema that was once used as a filming location for the hit film Who Framed Roger Rabbit is set to be transformed by one of the country’s biggest pub chains.
PLANS to build a new housing estate on a plot of vacant land in Grays have been recommended for approval.
A SCHEME to crack down on inconsiderate lorry drivers parking on cycle lanes and grass verges in the Manorway has seen more 125 lorries moved on as Thurrock Council prepares to trial preventative measures to stop lorries parking illegally.
THURROCK’S MP has warned drugs users they are helping to fuel organised criminal networks after it was revealed that knife crime has doubled in the borough in just five years.
THURROCK Council’s decision to ignore a weekly newspaper’s enquiries has been branded “an attack on democracy” by the trade body for the regional press industry. The News Media Association has hit out at Thurrock Council over its decision to no longer respond to comment requests from the Thurrock Independent due to what the authority claimed […]
THINK Global is a global education programme developed for schools, colleges and universities. The programme brings a global perspective into education – teaching students about sustainability, tackling extremism, human rights and other world issues. This September, students from schools in the United Kingdom will take part in a ground-breaking project based on a trip to […]
A similar increase was seen in Thurrock where it jumped from 144 offences in 2015 to 226 in 2016 and in Basildon rose from 199 to 279.
THERE has been much news and debate around the recent decision to close Orsett Hospital, speaking about the decision and what this means for people in Thurrock, Mandy Ansell, Accountable Officer for Thurrock CCG said:
OVER the last few weeks, there has been much discussion about the possibility of new school seeing built in Blackshots, close to the rugby club area as well as the Elm Road area of Grays. However, they are not the only possible developments on the table. Back in June, a Thurrock Council document made reference […]
“SOME refuse and recycling bins in South Ockendon, Bulphan and Horndon-on-the-Hill could not be collected today because the bin lorry couldn’t get down blocked roads.
AN injection in the wrong eye, a pregnant woman who wasn’t told she had hepatitis C for seven months and an insulin overdose, are among the 66 serious incidents reported in hospitals across Essex in May and June.
ALMOST two thirds of Essex’s police officers say they would be willing to carry guns – ten per cent higher than the average in England and Wales.
Have your say on the proposed Lower Thames Crossing THE Lower Thames Crossing is the proposed new road including a tunnel beneath the River Thames, connecting Kent, Thurrock and Essex. On the south side of the Thames, the new road will link the tunnel to the A2 and M2 in Kent. On the north side, […]