AN innovative Pothole Spotter which is being trialled in Thurrock has been shortlisted for a prestigious Digital Leaders Award.
HE was first tracked down by Thurrock Council Trading Standards Team in 2013 but told the courts that he had dementia. At today’s hearing the judge said she was “cynical” of his medical evidence and Kenny’s defence no longer advanced that he suffers the condition in court.
THURROCK Libraries have an exciting volunteering opportunity for young people who can help introduce children to the joy of books as part of the Summer Reading Challenge.
AFTER coming to agreement with Thurrock Council, strike action proposed by Unite during the month of April has been called off. This is great news for our residents, as it means that their waste service will now not be disrupted.
A MAN has pleaded guilty to breaching a number of planning regulations in Bulphan. Paul Ballard, of Piercing Hill, Theydon Bois pled guilty at Basildon magistrates court to the following. 1. Between 01/09/2016 and 19/03/2018 at Bulphan, being the owner of land situated at Unit 2, Burrows Farm, Brentwood Road, Bulphan was in breach of […]
YOUNGSTERS will have a chance to walk with dinosaurs or take a trip beyond the stars thanks to a series fun and educational events taking place at Thurrock’s libraries this Easter. From Tuesday 3 April to Wednesday 11 April two new workshops will arrive offering fun for all the family.
FAST food chain McDonald’s has been fined after a teenage employee was hit by an angry motorist outside its Lakeside Shopping Centre branch in Thurrock.
THURROCK Council will increase the value of fixed penalty notices to tackle forms of anti-social behaviour and help keep the borough clean.
THE number of parents offered a place for their child at their preferred secondary school has risen again from last year.
DESIGNED to help businesses who have suffered increases in rate liability following revaluation, the scheme will assist local businesses who have been worst affected.
A MAN has been ordered to pay more than £7,000 in fines, compensation and costs after he admitted leaving mixed commercial waste on land owned by Thurrock Council. Billy Prince illegally dumped the waste at a compound located on land at Stanford Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex in May 2015. The compound is used to store street […]
THURROCK Council, in consultation with the Royal British Legion Society (RBLS) and the World War One Commemorative Events Committee, will be replacing two trees near the Grays Cenotaph with new lower level planting.
THURROCK Council’s Public Health team says switching to e-cigs could be a way to love your lungs!
THURROCK Council will shortly receive 28 new bin lorries to replace its current ageing fleet. Thurrock primary school children were invited to enter a competition to name the new vehicles.
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.
TWO people have been fined for spitting as Thurrock Council’s anti-social behaviour crackdown continues.
THURROCK Council has announced a new free permit scheme for residents using a van or trailer at the East Tilbury ‘Tip’ for domestic waste.
THURROCK Council is once again backing a national campaign to get half a million people out and about tidying up their local communities between 2 and 4 March 2018.
THURROCK Council has decided to exempt young care leavers from Council tax, help the most vulnerable leavers get onto the property ladder as well as help them with a range of support from education to debt advice in an innovative shake up of its aftercare service.
IN the last three days, thieves have stolen 16 gully covers from Thurrock’s roads creating, dangerous conditions for pedestrians, cyclists and road users.
THURROCK Council’s Cabinet heard last night (Wednesday 7 February) that the Capital Spending Programme will be designed and implemented to help make residents, businesses and visitors even more proud of Thurrock. Portfolio Holder for Finance, Cllr Shane Hebb (dubbed the Iron Chancellor by hs colleagues) spoke after the meeting and said: “The report tonight gave […]
New Council Homes as Belmont Road Development gets the go ahead COUNCILLORS unanimously agreed at Full Council last week (Wednesday 31 January) to fund Thurrock Regeneration Limited (TRL) to deliver 80 new homes and bungalows at Belmont Road, Grays, a scheme which will include 28 new council houses. The new approach to funding new Council […]
THURROCK Council’s Fraud Service has uncovered and brought to justice a former housing officer after it was found she was helping people she knew unfairly access council housing.
THE Thurrock Business Conference took place on Thursday 25 January 2018 providing support and inspiration for Thurrock businesses. Over 100 local businesses attended the event held at the Civic Hall, Grays.