UKIP candidate for Aveley slams rival Tim Aker

UKIP candidate for Aveley slams rival Tim Aker

THE UKIP candidate for Aveley has slammed the incumbent councillor for the ward, Tim Aker, for his lack of commitment to council business. Former Aveley resident, Peter Curtis, is hoping to become a councillor for the ward in the election on May 3rd. YT spoke to Mr Curtis and discussed why he was standing, what […]

Ward by Ward: West Thurrock and South Stifford: Hail Qaisar

Ward by Ward: West Thurrock and South Stifford: Hail Qaisar

FOUR years ago, the late Andy Smith successfully defended this ward. When he died, many a story was told about Andy’s canny and dogged campaigning strategies. We certainly know cllr Oliver Gerrish learned much. In the Labour candidate for 2018, Qaisar Abbas, it is clear that they have a candidate who has inherited that energetic […]

Ward by ward: South Chafford

Ward by ward: South Chafford

THIS is a ward that Labour alway say they fancy and each time they flatter to decieve. Mind you, in 2016, they got relatively close when the Conservatives won by just 57 votes. But at that time, Labour had Qaisar Abbas who when it comes to campaigning is a force of nature.

New Thurrock Council bin lorries can take more rubbish than ever before

New Thurrock Council bin lorries can take more rubbish than ever before

NEW bin lorries purchased by Thurrock Council are now able to take more rubbish than ever before. Residents had contacted YourThurrock concerned that new lorries purchased by Thurrock Council were not able to take as much rubbish as usual. Infact one reader thought that they had to return the newly purchased bin lorries and return […]

Ward by Ward: Chadwell St Mary

Ward by Ward: Chadwell St Mary

IF you want to see a tenacious campaigner in action, then follow Labour’s Barbara Rice on the doorsteps. The Rice electoral machine is a sight to behold. From Heath Road to Stour Road, Barbara and her husband and fellow councillor, Gerard, work the ward like a well oiled machine. They have not had it their […]

Ward by ward: Little Thurrock Blackshots

Ward by ward: Little Thurrock Blackshots

IN 2016, the Conservatives retained this ward by just one vote from UKIP. It seems a long time ago now, but that was on the crest of a Brexit wave. Two years down the line and things are so much different. There is no UKIP candidate. Just in case you didn’t know they all left […]

Ward by Ward: Grays Thurrock

Ward by Ward: Grays Thurrock

GRAYS Thurrock like Grays Riverside appears to have seen off the UKIP threat over the last few years. In 2014, Mike Stone won by 139 votes and in 2016, John Kent won by 213 votes. The fact that UKIP polled so heavily let them know that people felt disaffected. Whether Labour has the answers is […]

Thurrock bin strikes off but tensions remain, warns union bosses

Thurrock bin strikes off but tensions remain, warns union bosses

Thurrock bin strikes off but tensions remain, warns Unite UNITE members working in Thurrock Council’s waste collection service have agreed to end the current threat of strike action; but tensions remain in the service and the threat of strikes could be revisited if the council reneges on its promises, Unite warned today. Following the decision […]

Government accused of “betraying” Windrush Generation

Government accused of “betraying” Windrush Generation

THE government must do “a better job” in dealing with the Windrush generation facing deportation from the UK, Penny Mordaunt has said. The international development secretary told the BBC there is “no question of their right to remain” in the UK. Many long-term immigrants who arrived from the Commonwealth as children have been told they […]

FT investigation reveals decline in Thurrock Council’s reserves is “largest fall in the country”

FT investigation reveals decline in Thurrock Council’s reserves is “largest fall in the country”

AN INVESTIGATION by the Financial Times newspaper has revealed Thurrock Council suffered the largest fall in its reserves in the whole country. A total of 169 of England’s 353 local authorities, or 48 per cent, recorded real-terms falls in their reserves between March 2015 and March 2017, according to FT analysis. The Tory-led Thurrock Council […]

Ward by Ward: Orsett

Ward by Ward: Orsett

ONE recalls a conversation with a Labour candidate for Orsett a few years ago. They told YT that everyone was very nice and he ate lots of cake but they all ended the conversations politely declining to vote for him. Orsett has had, for a long time, stalwart councillors who feel very passionately about the […]

Ward by Ward: Stifford Clays

Ward by Ward: Stifford Clays

THIS is another of the seats that, even in the past ten years, has had Conservative, Labour and Ukip councillors. In 2014, UKIP’s Graham Snell won. A year later UKIP, under Leslie Gamester, won it again. A few months ago, they left Ukip and became part of the Thurrock Independents (TI). It would appear that […]

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