Monday, May 29, 2023


Letter to Editor: Volunteers needed to support people with hearing loss

RNID, the charity supporting people who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus is looking for volunteers to support our vital work across the UK.

Letter to Editor: Be Deaf Aware as part of Deaf Awareness Week

Dear Sir/Madam,  It is Deaf Awareness Week (1-7 May 2023) and RNID, the charity supporting people who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus are...

Save Our Thameside: Thurrock Labour candidate writes to Michael Gove

THE LABOUR candidate for Thurrock has written an open letter to the Secretary of State for Communities, Michael Gove.

Letter to Editor: NSPCC look for child protection ambassadors

THE NSPCC is searching across Essex for volunteers who are passionate about child protection to join us in our fight for every childhood.

Mr Perrin’s Blog: Thurrock, the rotten borough

IN light of the “shenanigans” of the Conservative Administration over the last 10 years or so has Thurrock Borough Council given a new meaning to the phrase “A Rotten Borough”?

Blogpost: Mr Perrin calls for all Thurrock Conservative councillors to resign

WHEN will they ever learn that if they seek to conceal their actions the public will justifiably assume the worst.

Letter: The Government needs to ‘level up’ the system for children in care  

THE care system exists to support children who cannot live with their birth parents or do not have a stable and supportive home life.

Letter to the editor: Ending veterans’ homelessness for good

WHEN someone has served their country in the Armed Forces, the least we can do is support them when they make the move back to civilian life.

Blogpost: Mr Perrin’s reflections on local elections

Mr. Perrin’s blog: “A Word in Your Ear”. I attended the counting of votes and the declaration of the results on Thursday/Friday 5/6 May 2022. ...

Mr. Perrin’s blog: “A Word in Your Ear”Yet another wolf dressed in a sheep’s clothing.

WHILST the defections of ex-members of UKIP/Thurrock Independents, Snell, Spillman, Duffy and Mayes, to the Conservative Party were disgraceful acts of betrayal by egotistic,...

Mr. Perrin’s blog: In praise of MP Jackie Doyle-Price

IN a previous blog titled “As You Sow, So Shall You Reap”, posted in “Your Thurrock” on 17 September 2021, I lambasted Members of Parliament and Councillors regarding their integrity. 

Mr Perrin’s blog. “A Word in Your Ear” “As you sow, so shall you reap!*

THE integrity of those we elect to serve as Members of Parliament and Local Government Councillors has many times been found wanting ,lacking credibility. This is not a new phenomenon, history is full of instances of political scandal, dishonesty, hypocrisy, arrogance and indifference by our elected representatives.

When Unions and Employers Work Together – Bringing Dignified, Secure Employment Back to the World of Work

ONE of the biggest barriers to ending in-work poverty is the ever-growing phenomenon of bogus self-employment and the gig economy.

Letter to Editor: On “Covid heroes” in Ockendon

CLLR Spillman's claim to be a "Covid hero" is an affront to the real heroes such as NHS staff, at all levels, and other key-workers who have literally put their own lives at risk and sadly some have themselves died from Covid-19 caring for others.

Blogpost-Mr Perrin is less than impressed with the Tory candidate for Ockendon

FROM Thursday, as part of our local election coverage, we will begin our overview's of each ward in the borough. They follow a usual format...

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