Former MP Andrew Mackinlay praises British Legion at ‘Oh What A Lovely War”

Former MP Andrew Mackinlay praises British Legion at ‘Oh What A Lovely War”

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 […]

Highways England launches final consultation of new crossing

Highways England launches final consultation of new crossing

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 […]

Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price appointed minister for suicide prevention

Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price appointed minister for suicide prevention

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 […]

Thurrock Council leader adjourns scrutiny of chief executive

Thurrock Council leader adjourns scrutiny of chief executive

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.’

Blogpost: ADHD-Thurrock’s forgotten children

Blogpost: ADHD-Thurrock’s forgotten children

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.

Grenfell: Thurrock Independent leader angry over council progress on sprinklers in flats

Grenfell: Thurrock Independent leader angry over council progress on sprinklers in flats

“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.”

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