A LEADING Thurrock councillor has spoken in upbeat fashion about marginally improved figures that show Thurrock Council is meeting slightly more of its keynote targets in the second quarter of the year – but it is still missing more than one in four of them! At the end of the first quarter, covering April, May […]
LABOUR’S prospective parliamentary candidate, John Kent has reflected Theresa May’s difficult week.
WEDNESDAY’S Cabinet approved ambitious plans to grow and improve the borough’s libraries and make sure they continue to be vital resources at the heart of Thurrock’s communities.
TORY Cabinet members in Thurrock have backed plans to spend the cash on new council offices, despite questions over whether it is an appropriate use of funds.
“PARTY one-upmanship took precedence over fighting Highways England over Lower Thames Crossing.”
IT WAS, arguably, one of the most important council meetings in Thurrock for years.
AN extraordinary meeting of Thurrock Council has agreed the council’s response to Highways England’s consultation on the Lower Thames Crossing. The three main findings and recommendations presented in the report outlining the council’s response are: · the Consultation Scheme does not meet several of the national and Highways England’s strategic policy tests and design objectives, […]
SECRET plans for Thurrock Council to spend up to £50 million in purchasing and developing land are set to be discussed at a meeting of the ruling Tory Cabinet tonight (Wednesday).
CLLR Holloway said: “I was always under the impression that one was not dependent on the other….This is news to me and extremely extremely upsetting.”
PLANS for up to 32,000 new homes took a step closer last night in a special meeting of Thurrock Council. After a week of confusion when the ruling Thurrock Tories appeared to be contradicting the advice of their own senior council officers, the matter came before the council on Tuesday night. All Conservative councillors voted […]
COUNCILS across England have borrowed massive sums – in some cases the equivalent of ten times their annual budgets – to finance the purchase of real estate, our investigation has found.
OFELIA, aged 11, from St. Thomas of Canterbury School, Grays has been chosen as the winner of Euro MP Alex Mayer’s Christmas Card competition.
By Local Democracy Reporter Steve Shaw A COUNCIL has claimed it can avoid closing any of the borough’s libraries despite financial pressures. Thurrock Council plans to guarantee the ten libraries will remain open with some being redeveloped into community hubs which will see other services integrated with the libraries. Among them will be learning facilities, […]
TAXPAYERS have been warned they could be facing a £24 council tax bill increase to pay for policing in Essex.
SINCE January Thurrock Council has filled 3,837 pot holes, emptied 10.5 million residential and trade waste bins, emptied over 50,000 street bins and cut over 1,185 acres of grass.
By Myles Cook WE stand at the precipice of political change here in the UK. Brexit has proven itself to be the most divisive political issue of British history and has brought the country to the point of a potentially huge constitutional crisis. Families and friendships have been torn apart by the 2016 EU Referendum […]
THIS week’s events have been a true low point in the history of Thurrock Council. We are at a point where we need to question whether it is tenable for the Conservatives to continue running the Thurrock Council?
A SPOKESPERSON for Uber has responded to allegations that it could be operating “illegally” in Thurrock.
A SOUP kitchen to help the homeless is to open up in Grays on Friday night.
NOT a single student from Thurrock has gone up to Oxford or Cambridge in the last three years, according to a report by the Sutton Trust. The report accuses Oxford and Cambridge of being so socially exclusive that they recruit more students from eight top schools than almost 3,000 other English state schools put together. […]
ON the 4th December, as part of the 16 days of activism against gender violence campaign which runs from 25th November to 10th December. SERICC, Thurrock CVS, Changing Pathways and other Thurrock community services with members of the community came together to raise awareness of the myths and realities of sexual abuse in our communities. […]
CLOSER working relationships between the emergency services are being formed with Corringham Fire Station being the second fire station in Essex this year to be used as a ‘co-use’ base. The on-call station is being used as a drop in location for police officers in Thurrock when they are deployed to the area on duty. […]
THURROCK Council is reassuring residents that there are no plans to close any of the borough’s libraries after around 1,600 members of Tilbury Library have been sent a letter or email asking them to take part in a consultation which potentially seeks to reduce the number of libraries in Essex.
Leading councillor accuses Thurrock Conservatives of “wilfully sabotaging” defence against Lower Thames Crossing
THE LEADER of the Thurrock Independent group has accused the Thurrock Conservatives of “wilfully sabotaging” Thurrock Council’s defence against Lower Thames Crossing proposals. The Local Plan is the document that lays out the roadmap for building up to 32,000 homes in the borough. All councils have to do this and many are well on their […]