HATHAWAY Academy have given Thurrock Council assurances over their financial situation after the company that runs the school posted a £2.7 million deficit.
DESIGNED to help businesses who have suffered increases in rate liability following revaluation, the scheme will assist local businesses who have been worst affected.
THURROCK Independents will consider resigning from the Lower Thames Crossing Task Force at Thurrock Council if Highways England do not make significant progress by the next meeting on Monday 19th March.
An ambulance service needs funding for 160 new vehicles over the next two years to meet growing demand, MPs have been warned.
ESSEX Police has hit back at the leader of Thurrock Council after his criticism of their action over a traveller encampment in South Ockendon.
THE CONSERVATIVE leader of Thurrock Council is set to make a formal complaint to Essex Police over their alleged “lack of action” in dealing with a traveller encampment in South Ockendon.
A FORMER Conservative councillor for Ockendon is set to switch to the ward of Orsett in May’s local elections.
AN ESSEX chief fire officer mysteriously sacked has been given an undisclosed financial settlement reports the BBC. David Johnson was suspended as Essex’s chief fire officer in April 2015 and sacked in April 2017. No reason has been given for his dismissal. The dispute has cost the fire service more than £500,000, but detailed figures […]
AS Buglife’s petition to stop the Tilbury expansion approaches 75,000 signatures, Natural England has submitted a very strong condemnation of the impact of losing the valuable wildlife site around the Tilbury Power Station.
NOW the Tories are trying to push Thurrock’s NHS over the brink by closing Orsett Hospital. As a local resident I know how vital Orsett Hospital is to the people of Ockendon and I am standing in this by-election to send the Tories a clear message – keep your hands off our hospital!”
THE Thurrock Independents (formerly UKIP) have announced that party Chairman Allen Mayes will be the candidate for the upcoming By-Election in Ockendon on Thursday 22nd March. Allen Mayes was born and raised in Thurrock, he also works in a Thurrock academy. Allen Mayes sayid: “I have years of experience working in education settings and I […]
A fixed penalty notice was issued along with a letter advising the owner to remove the flag pole immediately and failure to do so may result in prosecution.
THE Thurrock Independents (formerly UKIP and UKIP MEP Tim Aker) has taken the decision too “call in” Thurrock Council’s ‘Pilot Development of Head Start Housing for Care Leavers and Vulnerable Young People’ policy.
THREE councils in the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) area are to receive a share of £45 million from the Government to fund key community projects.
SOUTH Basildon and East Thurrock MP, Stephen Metcalfe rose on the floor of the House of Commons to ask the government on support for compnaies owed money in Libya.
IN recent weeks we have heard an alarming number of stories about people with Parkinson’s being misunderstood or mistreated by the staff of public-facing businesses across the UK.
THURROCK Independents (formerly UKIP) believe that the Council needs to look very closely at its policy of outsourcing the provision of council services to private companies. The borough’s long-standing issues with repairs and social care are well documented. Recently the collapse of Carillion highlighted the dangers of over-reliance on outsourcing claims the group. Thurrock Council […]
THURROCK Council’s Public Health team says switching to e-cigs could be a way to love your lungs!
THE extent to which young people are locked out of the British housing market has been revealed in new figures from economists reports the BBC> The biggest decline in home ownership in the last 20 years has been among middle-income 25 to 34-year-olds, the Institute for Fiscal Studies said. Can you afford to live in […]
THE Returning Officer for Thurrock Council has published the Notice of Election for the Ockendon by-election today (Thursday 15 February).
AN Aveley pub landlord has been fined for flying a flag outside his pub.
THE PROSPECTIVE parliamentary candidate for Thurrock, cllr John Kent (Lab) has poured scorn on a recent visit by Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt to Tilbury.
DURING the latter part of last week, Highways England – through their contractor ‘Connect Plus’ – has been undertaking some grounds maintenance along the A1089 in Tilbury.
FROM today, around 190,000 working families in the East of England with children under 12 can apply for up to £2,000 of childcare support per child, per year.