THERE was good news for the Thameside Theatre as the ruling Labour group at Thurrock Council will not be looking for a Â£200,000 saving next year.
The announcement was made at a Cabinet meeting of the New Road offices on Wednesday night.
Thurrock Council leader, John Kent said: "There is no doubt that we all want a civic theatre in Grays.
"Savings and efficiencies made elsewhere mean that we are able to state that we will not be looking for a saving of Â£200,000 from the Thameside Theatre for the period of 2015-16.
The news comes as the Thameside pantomime is set to break box office records this year with its production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.