Thirteen tough questions for under-fire Thurrock Council leader

Thirteen tough questions for under-fire Thurrock Council leader

UNDER-fire Thurrock Council leader, cllr Rob Gledhill looks set to face an intense grilling at next week’s full meeting of the Thurrock Council. A total of thirteen questions have been tabled on a variety of subjects. There are five questions from UKIP, five from Labour and three from the Conservatives. The question are: From Councillor […]

Thurrock Council finance boss defends £1 million overspend

Thurrock Council finance boss defends £1 million overspend

THURROCK Council spending for the first three months of 2017/18 has been presented at last week’s Cabinet meeting (Wednesday 13 September). As part of the quarterly review, the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Cllr Shane Hebb, has also detailed how the council’s plans for delivering a balanced budget, and the wider aspirations of self-sufficiency, were looking. […]

GP numbers in Thurrock continue to decline

GP numbers in Thurrock continue to decline

OVER the last two years, we have heard this figure that Thurrock is “under-doctored”. It means there are not as many as there should be. So we asked the Thurrock Clinical Commission Group, if there had been any progress over the last year. A spokesperson said: “According to NHS Digital, Thurrock had 70 FTE GPs […]

UKIP threaten vote of no confidence in Thurrock Tory leader over “Grass Tax”.

UKIP threaten vote of no confidence in Thurrock Tory leader over “Grass Tax”.

THURROCK UKIP has threatened to deliver a vote of no-confidence in the Tory run administration at Thurrock Council over a controversial “Grass Tax’. As previously reported, Thurrock Council plans to introduce a new system of service charges for those in council housing. UKIP Thurrock has expressed their concern that “the integrity of Thurrock Council’s scrutiny […]

Blogspot: “Thurrock once had four hospitals…..”

Blogspot: “Thurrock once had four hospitals…..”

By Mick Hall “THURROCK once had four hospitals in the borough, Orsett, Tilbury, South Ockendon and Stifford Clays, despite the population having doubled, if not more since the 1950’s we may now end up with none. Back in July Thurrock Councillors unanimously backed a motion that no changes should take place at Orsett Hospital without […]

9/11: From Tilbury to NYC: In memory of Neil Robin Wright

9/11: From Tilbury to NYC: In memory of Neil Robin Wright

IN A FAR corner of a cemetery in Chadwell St Mary lies the grave of Neil Robin Wright. The 30-year-old options broker from Tilbury, died on September 11th, 2001 in the Twin Towers. Neil worked for the global financial services company Cantor Fitzgerald. The company were based between the 101st and 104th of the north […]

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