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 […]
THE CHIEF executive of Thurrock Council, Lyn Carpenter has now been in the hot seat for over two years. This is our third interview with the woman who is in charge of a budget in excess of £100 million.
LOCAL Government Minister Marcus Jones has set out plans to strengthen rules to prevent anyone found guilty of serious crimes from serving on local councils.
UP to 5,000 jobs could be created by the development of Thames Enterprise Park, located on land occupied by the former Coryton Oil Refinery in Thurrock.
THE former MP for Thurrock, Andrew Mackinlay has paid tribute to former mayor, George Watts, who has passed away.
“I am surprised that the UKIP Leader has called for this without even contacting me to discuss this issue at all. When I inherited the housing service there were plenty of issues that had been hidden by ‘wonderful headlines’ that themselves weren’t all as good as they seemed
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. […]
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 […]
THE LEADER of the Thurrock Labour group has refuse to rule out joining Ukip’s threat of a vote of no confidence in the Conservative leader of Thurrock Council over a controversial ‘Grass Tax”. Leader of the Thurrock Labour Group, cllr Oliver Gerrish said: “We oppose the so-called ‘Grass Tax’ fully and it is important to […]
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 […]
MS Doyle-Price’s claim that the government is “not aware” of widespread instances of gay conversion therapy is pretty surprising, just one week after a gay cure therapist was interviewed on Good Morning Britain.
ESSEX Police is asking the public to remain vigilant following recent events in London.
ESSEX fire service spent more than £400,000 in a single month on legal costs in a case which led to the dismissal of its chief fire officer, reports the BBC. David Johnson was suspended from his role as Essex’s chief fire officer in April 2015. He was sacked in April. The Essex Fire Brigades Union […]
SCHOOLS in Thurrock launched a ground-breaking project to tackle extremism as part of the Think Global Diversity Champions (DC) project.
CHRISTMAS deliveries to 650 Co-op stories in London and the south east could be hit, if a dispute over the sacking of two disabled workers at its Thurrock distribution centre escalates, Unite, the country’s largest union, has warned.
COUNCILLOR Oliver Gerrish, Leader of the Thurrock Labour Group has highlighted a projected overspend of more than one million pounds in the Thurrock Council budget and called on the ruling Tory administration to publish their plans to get back on track.
THURROCK Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working with Thurrock Council and Healthwatch Thurrock to provide a an evening presentation event on health and wellbeing. The event is being held on Wednesday 27 September
STEPHEN Metcalfe, Member of Parliament for South Basildon & East Thurrock, has pledged his support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, ‘wear it pink,’ which will see thousands of people
THURROCK Council began a review on the single person discount available for Council Tax in late 2016 and after a year of the campaign, the Council has found 921 incorrect Single Person Discount (SPD)
THURROCK UKIP continue to criticise the ruling Conservative administration at Thurrock Council over service charges to council residents.
SEVEN Essex Police officers have travelled to the Caribbean to help with the recovery following Hurricane Irma.
ORMISTON Academies Trust (OAT), one of the country’s leading Multi-Academy Trusts, has today welcomed Robert Pritchard as its new Regional Director South.
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 […]
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 […]