PLANS to build a new multi-billion-pound road tunnel beneath the Thames could prevent Thurrock Council from properly planning the borough’s future.
WITH less than six months until the UK leaves the European Union, Thurrock Council is yet to assess how it will impact the borough and its residents.
THE Basildon Labour Group has tabled an emergency motion to Full Council following the announcement that Basildon taxpayers are being asked to foot the £4million bill for the Dale Farm clearance.
PEOPLE who live, work and travel across Kent, Thurrock, Essex and beyond are being invited to shape plans for Britain’s biggest road tunnel as Highways England hosts the first of 60 public engagement events on the multi-billion pound Lower Thames Crossing project today (Tuesday 16 October).
THE number of Thurrock households fearing they will be made homeless is 385 in the first quarter of this year – April to June.
CONCERNS have been raised over exam results at William Edwards school in Grays.
ANDREW Mackinlay, the former member of Parliament for Thurrock, greeted Vanessa Magee of the Royal British Legion at the Thameside Theatre when attending a performance of the musical “ Oh what a lovely war”. The musical was performed by the Thurrock Court players as part of the centenary commemorations marking the end of the First […]
THURROCK Council has vowed to go to any lengths in its battle against “abysmal” Lower Thames Crossing plans.
THE THURROCK Independents have launched a petition to challenge problems of pollution in Tilbury.
THE medical centres replacing Orsett hospital will face delays after Southend councillors made a controversial decision to refer healthcare transformation plans to the secretary of state.
Option C on the Lower Thames Crossing scheme was backed today at Essex County Council’s Full Council meeting, though it was opposed by the opposition Liberal Democrats.
NEW bus routes to serve four proposed new Integrated Medical Centres in Thurrock are being considered as Thurrock Council continues to invest in vital transport links.
HIGHWAYS England’s multi-billion pound plan for a major new road linking Kent, Thurrock and Essex has reached the final consultation stage. The government agency has backed its proposals by saying the new road directly linking the M25 in the north of Thurrock and the A2 in Kent will nearly double road capacity across the river […]
IS it any wonder that I can now say I have been approached by two more sets of whistle-blowers, yes two. I have here copies of what they say.
A minister for suicide prevention has been appointed in England by the prime minister as the government hosts the first ever global mental health summit. Theresa May said the appointment of Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price to the new role will help tackle the stigma surrounding suicide. While suicide rates are falling, 4,500 people take their […]
MEANWHILE Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals have seen the number of treatments for people aged ten to 19 rise from less than eight in 2010/11 to 130 in 2017/18.
TWO days after being named and shamed in the comment column of the Times newspaper, Thurrock Council’s chief executive Lyn Carpenter avoided having her performance scrutinised on Monday evening when council leader Rob Gledhill adjourned her performance review in the ‘interest of being open and transparent.’
A particular low point came in the form of an email between the new Head and another executive Head from the same academy, I obtained it via a freedom of information request. It detailed how my son had been questioned about whether he really needed his prescribed ADHD medication (their view was he didn’t) and it went on to mock his future ambition to be a pilot. I didn’t have the words to describe this email then and I still don’t now.
“A potentially valuable report calling for improvements to the safety of council tenants has been reduced to a exercise in avoiding responsibility. Conservative run Thurrock Council could have produced a report that would have been used to lobby for Central Government grant funding. Unfortunately the priority of our Conservative administration appears to be to avoid embarrassing the Conservative Government.”
THOUSANDS of students from schools and colleges across Thurrock took part in the region’s largest careers and further education expo.
ESSEX Police have “ripped the plaster off” says John Kent, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for the Thurrock constituency.
MEN with fewer qualifications in manual jobs are more likely to be hit by post-Brexit trade barriers, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) reports the BBC.
THURROCK Council, which has faced questions over the performance of its children’s services department, must do more to keep the borough’s children safe according to an Ofsted report.
THE new Chief Constable of Essex Police has formally taken up the position today, Thursday, October 4.