AFTER a presence of more than 137 years in Thurrock, one of the last links with the borough’s traditional newspaper, the Thurrock Gazette, appears about to end reports Thurrock Nub News.
An application has been submitted by the new owners of the Gazette’s offices on Orsett Road, Grays, to turn the building into two two bedroom flats.
The application can be viewed via this link.
The Gazette, once a mainstay of local communication going back to its days as the Grays & Tilbury Gazette, continues to be published as a small distribution free newspaper (with associated website) but has had no office in the borough for a couple of years.
Owners Newquest have now disposed of the office and, if permission is granted for the change of use of the building, it will be seen by many as the ending of an era.