THE UKIP candidate for Aveley has slammed the incumbent councillor for the ward, Tim Aker, for his lack of commitment to council business. Former Aveley resident, Peter Curtis, is hoping to become a councillor for the ward in the election on May 3rd. YT spoke to Mr Curtis and discussed why he was standing, what […]
THE government has announced £6m of funding to help children with alcoholic parents get support and advice reports the BBC.
IN case you didn’t know, earlier this year, the seventeen Thurrock UKIP councillors broke away and formed the Thurrock Independent Group.
FOUR years ago, the late Andy Smith successfully defended this ward. When he died, many a story was told about Andy’s canny and dogged campaigning strategies. We certainly know cllr Oliver Gerrish learned much. In the Labour candidate for 2018, Qaisar Abbas, it is clear that they have a candidate who has inherited that energetic […]
THURROCK Council and Essex Police acted together swiftly to deal with an illegal traveller encampment in Kilverts Field, Grays, on Friday 20 April.
THIS is a ward that Labour alway say they fancy and each time they flatter to decieve. Mind you, in 2016, they got relatively close when the Conservatives won by just 57 votes. But at that time, Labour had Qaisar Abbas who when it comes to campaigning is a force of nature.
NEW bin lorries purchased by Thurrock Council are now able to take more rubbish than ever before. Residents had contacted YourThurrock concerned that new lorries purchased by Thurrock Council were not able to take as much rubbish as usual. Infact one reader thought that they had to return the newly purchased bin lorries and return […]
THE long running dispute at Stanford-le-Hope concrete maker Tarmac Building Products Ltd has been resolved after a deal safeguarding against the creation of a two tier workforce was agreed.
IF you want to see a tenacious campaigner in action, then follow Labour’s Barbara Rice on the doorsteps. The Rice electoral machine is a sight to behold. From Heath Road to Stour Road, Barbara and her husband and fellow councillor, Gerard, work the ward like a well oiled machine. They have not had it their […]
THURROCK Labour have set out their local vision of a Fairer, Safer and Cleaner Thurrock ahead of the local elections in Thurrock. They have published their manifesto, titled “Thurrock for the many”.
ONE of the UK’s leading stroke consultants has described a consultation into Essex health changes as so complicated PhD graduates wouldn’t understand it – let alone the public.
THE Thurrock Labour Party has revealed two major commitments to improve the state of Thurrock in response to massive dissatisfaction with the Conservatives’ record.
THURROCK Conservatives have expressed their delight that strike action by bin men has been called off.
IN 2016, the Conservatives retained this ward by just one vote from UKIP. It seems a long time ago now, but that was on the crest of a Brexit wave. Two years down the line and things are so much different. There is no UKIP candidate. Just in case you didn’t know they all left […]
GRAYS Thurrock like Grays Riverside appears to have seen off the UKIP threat over the last few years. In 2014, Mike Stone won by 139 votes and in 2016, John Kent won by 213 votes. The fact that UKIP polled so heavily let them know that people felt disaffected. Whether Labour has the answers is […]
Thurrock bin strikes off but tensions remain, warns Unite UNITE members working in Thurrock Council’s waste collection service have agreed to end the current threat of strike action; but tensions remain in the service and the threat of strikes could be revisited if the council reneges on its promises, Unite warned today. Following the decision […]
THE government must do “a better job” in dealing with the Windrush generation facing deportation from the UK, Penny Mordaunt has said. The international development secretary told the BBC there is “no question of their right to remain” in the UK. Many long-term immigrants who arrived from the Commonwealth as children have been told they […]
BICKERING councillors have clashed via social media over the possible closure of Heath Road, a busy link between Chadwell St Mary and Grays.
THE THURROCK Councillor in charge of finance has “set the record straight” over an article in the Financial Times (FT) over the council’s dwindling reserves.
THURROCK residents are likely to be landed with a £12 increase on their council tax bill next year to fund policing costs – in addition to the £12 added this year for the same reason.
AN INVESTIGATION by the Financial Times newspaper has revealed Thurrock Council suffered the largest fall in its reserves in the whole country. A total of 169 of England’s 353 local authorities, or 48 per cent, recorded real-terms falls in their reserves between March 2015 and March 2017, according to FT analysis. The Tory-led Thurrock Council […]
ONE recalls a conversation with a Labour candidate for Orsett a few years ago. They told YT that everyone was very nice and he ate lots of cake but they all ended the conversations politely declining to vote for him. Orsett has had, for a long time, stalwart councillors who feel very passionately about the […]
WITH the local election campaign underway, the Thurrock Labour Party has begun to reveal a bold new plan to build a safer, cleaner, fairer Thurrock. A key part of Thurrock Labour’s vision is to help hardworking residents who are struggling to get by after nearly a decade of cuts, tax rises, and stagnant wages under the Tories.
THIS is another of the seats that, even in the past ten years, has had Conservative, Labour and Ukip councillors. In 2014, UKIP’s Graham Snell won. A year later UKIP, under Leslie Gamester, won it again. A few months ago, they left Ukip and became part of the Thurrock Independents (TI). It would appear that […]