THE number of people waiting for treatment at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals is at its highest level on record.
RESIDENTS and businesses close to Thurrock are being offered a breath of fresh air thanks to a new campaign to improve air quality in the region.
THOUSANDS of children and young adults in England are missing from official education statistics after being taken out of state schools and failing to sit their GCSEs, according to researchers who say they have uncovered a black hole in the government’s figures.
THURROCK Independents Cllr and EFDD MEP, Tim Aker has written to Dr Liam Fox MP the Secretary of State for International Trade to encourage him to maximise the use of London Gateway super-port
ESSEX’S Police and Crime Commissioner has said criminalising trespassing as a means of stopping illegal traveller encampments would require too much police manpower for it to be worthwhile.
TWO women pioneers who helped to establish Thurrock’s women’s refuge have contributed to a Heritage Lottery funded project telling the story of the refuge movement in Essex.
A LABOUR councillor for Grays has reacted with anger at plans that could see her residents footing the bill for cleaning alleyways.
THURROCK MP Jackie Doyle-Price has sparked controversy by declaring that Orsett Hospital is no longer a hospital.
TORY-RUN THURROCK Council has recommended a scheme where they may charge residents to clean fly-tipping from alleyways.
CHADWELL Community Forum’s June 21st meeting will be addressed by Sharon Hogarth, Manager of College Health which now runs both the GP-practises in Chadwell St Mary. She’ll review the last twelve months and anticipate how the enlarged practise will progress, taking into account the planned merger with Tilbury Medical Centre later this year.
THE Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill, presented by Steve Reed and backed by members from across the House, seeks to ensure that what should be the safest places in the country for people with mental health problems – our mental health hospitals – stay that way.
AT WEDNESDAY meeting in Thurrock Council the Chairman of the Lower Thames Crossing Task Force, Cllr Peter Smith called upon Cabinet to support the Task Force Further.
MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock rose on the floor of the House of Commons to ask question on immigration and science.
A BID to postpone the sale of a successful arms-length trading organisation providing services to schools across England and 20 countries overseas has been defeated.
THURROCK Labour have highlighted the need for a much improved c2c performance after rail chaos on Wednesday left many Thurrock commuters stranded in London trying to get home. Packed rush hour trains were left stuck between stations and Fenchurch Street was closed, causing overcrowding issues.
Thurrock Labour slam “unbelievable arrogance” of rugby field sell-off THURROCK Labour Leader Oliver Gerrish has branded the decision to press on with the sale of a site currently used by the Thurrock Rugby Club for their youth section as an “unbelievably arrogant” refusal to listen to reasonable concerns. At the June cabinet meeting, Tory councillors […]
THE Leader of the Opposition on Thurrock Council, Labour councillor Oliver Gerrish, has demanded a better performance from the council after it failed a number of key targets.
THURROCK Independents Deputy Leader, Cllr Jack Duffin has managed to secure agreement that the Editors of all the local media will be invited to speak at the upcoming Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee on Tuesday 4th September..
Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner announces proposed candidate for Chief Constable for Essex Police
ESSEX Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner announces proposed candidate for Chief Constable for Essex Police
RESIDENTS are celebrating after being told the planning inspectorate has ruled against a developer’s appeal to build a new housing estate in Little Thurrock.
ON TUESDAY’S Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee, Thurrock Council laid out a plan to build a new free school on a piece of land that they said was in nothing but occasionally use.
Mr Perrin’s blog; A Word in Your Ear. The whinging whining Thurrock Independents Party. THE depleted Thurrock Independents Party (TIP) now led by Cllr Luke Spillman, with much wailing and gnashing of teeth, angrily complain that at the Annual Meeting of Full Council no member of their group was offered the chair of any of […]
PLANS to create 1,340 new school places in Thurrock are expected to take another significant step forward, with sites set to be confirmed for two new schools next week.
RECENTLY, we noticed that Thurrock Council had advertised for seven new lawyers Their advert stated: “We are now seeking seven Lawyers / Senior Lawyers with salaries to £48,600, a Advocate to £61,467, a Deputy Head of Law & Governance (Regeneration) to £72,756 and a trainee solicitor to £26,910.” Readers may recall that the merger of […]