MORE than £1,000 of rent paid to a rogue landlord who forced a tenant to live in appalling conditions has been successfully recovered in a landmark case for Thurrock Council.
THURROCK Council is set to apply for a borough-wide injunction prohibiting travellers from setting up illegal encampments on council property including parks, playgrounds and other green spaces.
A pair of Silent Soldiers will stand guard at Grays War Memorial from Monday to mark the Centenary of the final year of the First World War.
A BUTCHER from Grays has been forced to pay out over £3,600 after Thurrock Environmental Health discovered he was selling potentially dangerous meat.
THURROCK Council is flying the rainbow flag at the Civic Offices to celebrate Essex Pride. The flag raising ceremony, which took place on Friday 15 June, brought together Cllr Barbara Rice, Mayor of Thurrock, residents and members of Thurrock Council staff, including the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) Network. Following an inspirational speech by […]
A GRAYS shop owner has been forced to pay out £3,450 after Thurrock Council’s Trading Standards team found dangerous LED lights on sale.
VOLUNTEERS in Thurrock were recognised this week at a special appreciation event hosted by the Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Barbara Rice.
THURROCK Council will be hosting its annual flag raising ceremony to commemorate Armed Forces Day on Monday 25 June.
Thurrock Council wins fight to require Highways England to carry out Lower Thames Crossing health assessment
THURROCK Council wins fight to require Highways England to carry out Lower Thames Crossing health assessment
THURROCK Council have been recognised nationally for their work in health and social care research.
THURROCK Council has celebrated national Volunteers Week by recognising the wide range of opportunities available across the borough.
ON Thursday 24 May Thurrock Council launched a new scheme to provide more choice when eating out for people who want to lead healthier lives. The TuckIN scheme, which operates across Essex, aims to work with food businesses to deliver small, simple changes, to provide healthier food options. To be part of the scheme businesses […]
THURROCK’S students have stepped into the spotlight this week having created a new video promoting sexual health services available for young people.
THE boss of National Trading Standards has praised Thurrock Council after more than 700,000 unsafe and non-compliant products were intercepted coming through the borough’s ports last year.
CHADWELL St Mary councillor, Barbara Rice has been chosen as the next mayor of Thurrock, The decision was made at the first council meeting of the civic year at the civic offices in New Road, Grays. The Labour councillor takes over from the outgoing mayor, Tunde Ojetola, who also lost his seat as a councillor. […]
THURROCK Council’s Fostering Team have been bringing fostering to you this month with a range of exciting events across the borough as part of Foster Care Fortnight.
PROFESSIONALS, schools and community organisations gathered together on Friday 18 May for Thurrock’s first Children and Young People’s Mental Health Summit during mental health awareness week.
THE Thurrock International Celebration of Culture will hit Grays High Street on Saturday 7th July with a multicultural feast of music, song and dance.
JOIN Owly-cat and fellow family members, Jumblie and Quangle Wangle Quee, in a story inspired by the nonsense world of Edward Lear. The spongetaneous trio travel to the dolomphious land where the bong tree grows, learning all about the creatures who live there and their curious habits. Will this meloobious family return together, will they […]
A high-tech ‘Pothole Spotter’ which is being trialled in Thurrock is in the running for another national innovation award.
THURROCK Council and Essex Police acted together swiftly to deal with an illegal traveller encampment in Kilverts Field, Grays, on Friday 20 April.
SNIFFER dogs helped Trading Standards officers seize 29,000 counterfeit or illegally imported cigarettes in a series of inspections carried out at tobacconists last week.
FOR the second year in a row 94% of children in Thurrock have been offered a place at their preferred primary school. 99% of parents in the borough have been given one of their top three choices, with 4.3% of pupils securing their second preference and 0.52% their third preference. A spokesperson for Thurrock Council […]
AN innovative Pothole Spotter which is being trialled in Thurrock has been shortlisted for a prestigious Digital Leaders Award.