IT DOESN’T seem so long ago that this was a sea of UKIP purple. Back in 2014, UKIP won by 405 votes. Those days are gone as was evidenced by Labour regaining the seat last May. Even the Belhus councillor who was UKIP, then changed to the Thurrock Independents, Graham Hamilton, has gone to try […]
THERE are some councillors who just like being in their ward and serving their constituents. Tilbury Riverside councillor Clare Baldwin is such a councillor.
PLANS to develop the site of the old State Cinema on George Street are taking a step forward this month, with remedial works on the building due to begin later in April.
THURROCK MP Jackie Doyle-Price has slammed her own partner’s department in a withering attack on regeneration plans for Purfleet.
A PROPOSAL to redevelop land close to Lakeside Shopping Centre into an industrial site has been submitted to Thurrock Council.
A CAR showroom and garage dating back to the 1940s could be demolished to make way for a new block of flats.
AN ambitious proposal to transform the town of Purfleet and “set the benchmark for regeneration” could take a step closer to reality after council officers recommended that the plans are approved next week.
IF THIS ward tells us anything about the mood in local and national politics it might be how many voters may stay at home, disaffected by Brexit etc.
THURROCK Independent candidate for the Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park ward Allen Mayes, has secured the funding necessary to carry out the Independent testing on the Dust that is blighting Tilbury homes.
PRIVATE landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants at short notice without good reason under new plans reports the BBC.
Ward by Ward: West Thurrock and South Stifford AS we wind our way down the coastline as we look at the wards that are being contested in the local elections, we come to the long long corridor that is West Thurrock and South Stifford (WTSS). There was a time, many years ago, when it has […]
LOCAL health teams were told to say that the metallic dust that has blighted Tilbury for months is nothing more than a “nuisance” despite leading health authorities not knowing if the statement was accurate, internal emails have revealed.
Cllr Pothecary has been a popular councillor, astute and communicative. She could well be a future leader of the Labour group and indeed, Thurrock Council. Passionate about many causes but Ms Pothecary comes across as someone who wants to take care of business. With a solid deputy, she could go far. Getting a bit ahead of ourselves.
THIS month, London has become the first UK city to establish an ‘Ultra-Low Emission Zone’ (ULEZ), which is a form of ‘Clean Air Zone’ (CAZ). Non-compliant cars and vans in the capital will have to pay £12.50 a day to drive within the ULEZ, while buses, coaches and HGVs that do not meet the emission standards will face a £100 a day fee.
PLANS have been submitted to the council for the demolition of three bridges as part of the scheme to widen the A13.
WE may well start each ward by ward, wondering about the turnout for the local elections in May. With the public seemingly so exasperated with Brexit, many voters may well stay at home come May 2nd.
IT’S the Local Government (Council) election time, and between now and 2nd May 2019, candidates will be out and about delivering leaflets, knocking on doors trying to convince us why we should vote for them.
A GRAYS councillor has criticised Thurrock Council’s decision to push ahead with a controversial scheme to build a new council building in her ward.
THE chief executive of Thurrock Council is earning more money than the Prime Minister, new figures have revealed.
FIRSTLY, we may have missed it but has anyone actually gone on record to say thank you to councillors who have decided to bow out. One of them is Homesteads councillor, Pauline Tolson. Mrs Tolson had been a councillor since 2007 and not so long ago was the portfolio holder for the environment. You get […]
THURROCK Council is urging residents to have their say and make sure they are registered to vote before Thurrock goes to the polls on Thursday 2 May.
THE organisation that oversees healthcare services in Thurrock has said they have a “training issue” after mistakenly writing on a report that vulnerable children had been put at extreme risk.
HEALTH organisations are rapidly trying to address a severe shortage of staff at hospitals across mid and south Essex, as new figures show there could soon be as many as 2,000 vacancies.
THE Thurrock Independents are delighted to announce that voters in all Thurrock wards with an election on 2nd May will have the opportunity to vote for a Thurrock Independents candidate.