Rise in families permanently moved out of borough proves “social cleansing has begun” claims Thurrock Independents

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.

Does Thurrock Council have an Brexit Impact Plan?

Does Thurrock Council have an Brexit Impact Plan?

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 […]

Grays councillors’ CCTV victory for Seabrooke residents

Grays councillors’ CCTV victory for Seabrooke residents

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 […]

Hospital trusts struggle to hit cancer targets

Hospital trusts struggle to hit cancer targets

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 […]

Thurrock Council leader slams media coverage of life in Purfleet

Thurrock Council leader slams media coverage of life in Purfleet

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/ […]

Thurrock Council’s decision to ignore local paper is ‘attack on democracy’ say industry leaders

Thurrock Council’s decision to ignore local paper  is ‘attack on democracy’ say industry leaders

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 […]

Thurrock students off to New York City as part of Think Global programme

Thurrock students off to New York City as part of Think Global programme

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 […]

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