THE Editors of “Your Thurrock” “NUB News” and “Thurrock Gazette are probably well aware that I have, often raised the issue of the parking of cars and other vehicles on pavements and grass verges.
Mr. Perrin’s blog: A Word in You Ear. MY response to the item titled “Rejuvenated controversial councillor says he has lots to offered is glad to be back on the campaign trail”. The people of Thurrock need Councillors like Spillman and his fellow defectors like turkeys need Christmas. The cheek of Cllr Spillman seems to […]
I FEEL compelled to respond to Cllr Martin Kerin’s blog posted on 18 December 2020 titled “The 2019 General Election: Taking Stock, One Year On”.
IT is no secret to anyone who knows me, or to anyone who follows Thurrock politics, that I am a Remainer. Not only did I vote Remain in 2016 – I actually campaigned, on the streets, for the official ‘Britain Stronger in Europe’ campaign.
LAST week saw the first anniversary of the 2019 General Election. It was, in the truest sense of the word, a seismic election. The implications of it will be felt in years to come, and it is an election which is up there with 1945, 1979 and 1997 in terms of importance.
EVERY year around this time I write about the important work that our emergency services do over the festive period. This year it feels more poignant but also more important than ever to do so.
AS I write, news has come in that, for the first time in history, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will help feed children in the UK. For the first time in its 70 year history,
Mr. Perrin’s blog: “A Word in Your Ear“ The political “assassination” of Jeremy Corbyn . DAVID Evans, General Secretary of the Labour Party , has warned all members of The Labour Party, by means of a letter to all Constituency party Chairs, warning them that any motions about Sir Keir Starmer’s decision to withhold the […]
A CAUTIONARY note, when you introduce rotten apples into your barrel you are at risk of adversely affecting all the other apples.
Blogpost: Mr Perrin asks: If the Council can afford £10 million for new building… surely it can afford replacement security gates for sheltered housing complexes?
ON the 9th August 2020 “Your Thurrock” published an article titled “Older people’s security under threat from new Thurrock Tory proposals”. The article stated that Local Councillors had been told that the Tory Administration was proposing to remove the electronic security gates protecting sheltered housing complexes. The gates needed to be updated or replaced but […]
Dear Editor, It can be a daunting prospect to talk to our children about sexual abuse. It isn’t as straightforward as talking to them about crossing roads or dealing with strangers. But whilst we all hope that our children will never be a victim of such atrocities, we know that sexual abuse does happen. Police […]
Dear Sir/Madam WE’VE all felt the strain of lockdown these past few months, which means that looking after our physical and mental health is extremely important. At the British Heart Foundation (BHF), we see it as our responsibility to help people to keep their hearts healthy, which is why we’re asking the nation to take […]
MY personal question to Councillors is, if this was your own money and you had entrusted it to another person to invest it on your behalf, would you have not been keeping any eye as to what that person was doing with your money,
WHEN something happens once, you can put it down to one-off. When something happens twice, you can begin to see a pattern slowly emerging. I write, of course, about the U-turn forced on the Prime Minister today with regards to providing free school meals for our most vulnerable children over the summer.
AS I compose this on a Thursday afternoon, a few hours away from joining my neighbours and the whole nation in applauding our NHS and Key Worker Heroes, it is with a deep sense of anger that I write about the travesty of the Health Immigration Surcharge being levied against our low-paid, immigrant NHS and care staff.
ON Monday 18th May, 2020 just after 1100hrs Penny my 16 year old English springer spaniel died. I was not her original owner and she did not come to live with me until she was 30 months old. From the moment she became my dog my life was enriched with unconditional love and loyalty.
By Chris Matheson MP for City of Chester and Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) LIFE was tough enough for local newspapers before the coronavirus outbreak. But it is precisely crises like this that show the need to maintain a robust, diverse media that can hold authority to account and provide a lifeline public […]
Mr Perrin’s Blog: ” The actions of councillors Spillman and Duffin lead me to conclude I would rather hug a slug”.
Mr. Spillman, Mr. Duffin, you make a mockery of honesty, integrity, principles and truth. Have you no shame? If you do stand for re-election in 2021, I hope the voters will see through your trickery and reject both of you. I said in the Council Chamber that there were some Councillors that the public would be glad to see the back of, both of you were top of my list.
Mr Perrin’s blog: Councillors who indicated they would not be seeking re-election should give clear assurances
THURSDAY 7th May 2020 should have been polling day for the Local Government Election, unfortunately Covid-19 has forced the election to be cancelled.
Mr. Perrin’s blog: “A Word in Your Ear”. “To treat or not to treat” that seems to be the question? THE overriding principle of the National Health Service (NHS) is that EVERY citizen of the United Kingdom (UK) is entitled to free clinical care at the time it is needed. In so far as I […]
WE all are confined to our homes due to COVID-19 pandemic. Even though, we have all the facilities but still it is very difficult for all of us to stay inside the house. We are bored, worried and want to return to our normal life quickly.
Where will you bury me? By Cllr Qaisar Abbas THE people of Thurrock have proud history of welcoming people from different backgrounds and religions. They have always opened their arms and hearts for those in need. The world has recently witnessed the generosity and compassion of Thurrock residents when 39 bodies were found in a […]
MOMENTS of genuine, long lasting change happen vary rarely in the life of a nation. The post-war settlement of 1945 heralded a general political consensus, built around the NHS and the welfare state
I write on behalf of my members who were appalled to find out that another part of Thurrock’s Heritage is being allowed to go.